almond Milk vs cow's milk
Almond Milk is lactose-free. An estimated 30 to 50 million Americans (about 1/7 of the population) are affected by lactose intolerance, which means that they have a difficult time digesting the sugar found in cow's milk.
Cows are injected with growth hormones and antibiotics to stimulate milk production which finds its way into the product, whereas almond milk is free of any.
Because almond milk is not an animal product, it is free of saturated fat and cholesterol. That means almond milk a more appropriate choice for those on a heart-healthy diet where saturated fat and cholesterol must be avoided.
Almond Milk is high in a large number of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, iron, fiber, zinc, calcium, selenium and more.
Dairy farms are extremely corrosive to the environment. The dairy cows in the Crentral Valley of California alone produce as much excrement as a city of 21 million people. Even a small farm will produce as much nitrogen as the sewage from a community of 5,000 to 10,000 people.
There are over 9 million cows living in horrible conditions on diary farms in the United States. They spend their lives in large sheds or feces-caked mud lots, where diseases spread rampantly. The cows are repeatedly artifically inseminated until they cannot produce milk anymore, at which point they are sent to slaughter.
Cow milk contains 0% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin D, whereas almond milk contains 25%. Studies have shown that Vitamin D helps decrease osteoporosis and Alzheimer's.
Bone fracture rates tend to be lower in countries that do not consume milk and where people intake their calcium from different sources.