More and more people today have problems drinking pasteurized cow’s milk. Yes, those cans that are sold in any supermarket with supposed cow protein and also with calcium.
But perhaps, until food or drink begins to feel as good as it did before, only at that precise moment have we surely not thought about what we are taking or ingesting.
Some people feel bloated or heavy when they drink it and can’t go to bed without it, allergies or digestive problems appear. What if you could get into the habit of drinking a slightly more ”healthy” milk, would you do it?
Next we will know what happens with pasteurized cow’s milk, what benefits vegetable milk has in the body and what it consists of.
What happens in the pasteurization of milk?
The milk pasteurization process basically consists of a thermal process that is carried out in liquids with the aim of reducing the presence of pathogenic agents such as some bacteria and yeasts that may be present.
Both good and not so good bacteria are destroyed, as well as the enzymes that are necessary for us to absorb the nutrients.
Apart from pasteurization, another process occurs for which there is no known nutritional advantage, which is homogenization. This is another process in which the fat globules (which are in the form of a cream, and which consist of small particles that are subsequently not separated from the rest of the liquid) are broken.
As some research has shown, it seems that it is during this process that the fracture of fats (or lipid molecules) causes the appearance of a good quantity of free radicals, which become – in fact – the main cause of the allergic reactions that usually arise from the consumption of milk.
We can point out that drinking free-range cow’s milk occasionally is not harmful, what is somewhat less healthy is drinking pasteurized, processed cow’s milk to which the cows may have been injected with hormones and antibiotics.
What about vegetable drinks?
It is a drink that has a good amount of nutrients (such as protein) and calcium, although in less quantity than originally thought, so it is necessary and necessary to complement it with other foods with a high calcium content. It is less fat and at the same time heavy so it will be easier for your digestive system to digest.
Made with nuts, cereals, seeds, and grains. In addition, it is also possible to make it with legumes, such as soybeans. From a nutritional point of view, they provide interesting properties as they are rich in good-quality proteins. But, above all, the best thing about them is that they are made with natural products, and do not go through chemical processes during their preparation so that their nutritional content remains practically intact. A very positive aspect is that they can be made from home.
In short… why can vegetable milk be more beneficial?
It is true that vegetable drinks (also popularly known as vegetable milk), can provide interesting health benefits.
Here is a summary of the most important ones, compared to pasteurized cow’s milk:
- They are lactose and cholesterol-free.
- It is a low-fat product.
- It has a high percentage of mono- and polyunsaturated fats that are beneficial to the heart.
- High in B vitamins.
- It has a balanced ratio between sodium and potassium.
However, we must take into account what type of vegetable drink we are buying and read its nutritional labeling well, as in many cases we may find that an apparent vegetable drink has a small amount of grain, cereal, or seed, and a high amount of sugar.