Why to Switch from Oat Milk to Flax Milk
Oat milk has gained loads of popularity in recent years for its thick and creamy texture. But the hidden truth about oat milk is that oats are one of the most likely crops to be sprayed with glyphosate, a toxic pesticide linked to cancer. In the U.S. alone, “More than 200 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on crops in the US each year” (1.) Thankfully, milk from flaxseeds is guaranteed to be chemical free! And if that doesn’t convince you enough to make the switch from oat milk to flax milk, there’s much more!
1. Less Calories
Most oat milks have about 130 calories with15 grams of carbohydrates. In comparison flaxseed milk has only 50 calories per serving and only 4 grams of carbohydrates! That is a big difference, and when it comes to making simple lower calories swaps this is an easy one! There is also no sugar added to flax milk where your average oat milk has 7 grams! If you’re an avid oat milk drinker you could easily be getting up 14 grams of sugar a day just from your milk.
2. High in Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are the powerhouse to flaxseeds! They are beneficial for our heart health, helping to lower our body's blood pressure, reduce triglycerides, and lessen the overall chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease. Omega 3 consumption also helps reduce overall inflammation, prevent cancer, and diabetes! In 1 cup of flax milk you’re providing your body with 1200mg plant-based Omega 3 fatty acids!
3. High in Lignans
Liganas are antioxidants that help prevent aging, promote hormonal balance, and have cellular-regenerating effects. In our body they work to reduce radical damage, which fights off cancerous cells. Other studies have shown lignans are linked to a lowered risk of heart disease, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis and breast cancer
4. Guaranteed Gluten free
Gluten sensitivities are extremely common, it is estimated about 6% to 7% of the U.S. are intolerant to gluten! Why make a hassle out of which oat milk is certified gluten free and free to ALL allergens, when flax milk is simply completely allergen free. Malibu Mylk offers a flax oat mylk blend, which is certified gluten and glyphosate free. This blend was made for oat milk lovers who want a safe and natural product.
Unfortunately, oat milk does not provide any of these vital nutrients. The only vital nutrient oats are known for, is their fibrous content. But flax milk over powers them here as well with 3.5 grams per cup, and oat milk offering 2 grams per cup. So, if you are looking for a healthy plant milk, flax seed milk overwhelmingly offers more health benefits. And a promised delicious flavor, creamy, and thick texture!