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How to Use Cashew Milk in Cooking

10 March, 2021
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Have you run out of almond milk? Discover how to prepare your own nut milk at home and why the consumption of nut milks has increased in the past years.

The extra fat in homemade cashew milk may be no bad thing, however, as any fat it does contain is made up of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated plant fats, which may help decrease risk of heart disease. Unfiltered cashew milk is also a much better source of magnesium, which could decrease the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.

In fact, cashew milk could help manage diabetes in several ways. As well as being a good source of magnesium, it is lactose-free, meaning fewer carbohydrates and less of a blood sugar spike when you drink it. Animal studies also suggest that a substance called anacardic acid, which is present in cashew milk, can be used to lower blood sugar levels in sufferers of type 2 diabetes. These studies are in early stages, however, and we need more human studies to know for sure.

Cashew milk is great for vegans, people with lactose intolerance and those who wish to follow a heart-healthy diet. It is not for everyone, however. If you are taking blood thinning medication, you should check with your doctor before drinking cashew milk, and of course, if you have a nut allergy, you should avoid it completely.

If you want to learn more about the different vegan milks available, as well as how to make delicious nut butters, take a look at this easy to follow Nut Metamorphosis infographic.

This simple infographic takes a look at increase in people consuming nuts with some suggestions on how to make your very own nut butters and milks.
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