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Flaxseed Milk - All about the vegan milk substitute made from flaxseed

The linseed drink is vegan and a good alternative to animal milk

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The vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular. With the rapid increase in the number of vegan people, vegan substitutes are equally known. There are now some vegan milk substitutes on the market. Soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk and almond milk are the best-known milk substitutes.

The newest vegan alternative is milk from flaxseed. This article reveals what flaxseed milk is and how it supports your health.

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What is linseed milk?

Linseed milk, as the name suggests, is made from flaxseed. The main ingredients are flaxseed and water. The flaxseed and water are blended using a blender. Then the solids are separated from the liquid ingredients so that no residues remain in the milk.
Flax seeds are the seeds of flax and are also called linseed. There are different varieties that can be recognized by the different coloration of the shell. But whether brown or yellow husk: flax seeds are healthy. They are very nutritious and are a good source of healthy fats.

The healthy ingredients are also found in the flaxseed milk. Flaxseeds are nutty in flavor with a slight bitter note. If the flax seeds are stored too long before they are processed, they taste more bitter. As a rule, flaxseed milk tastes slightly nutty. If the milk is very bitter, it is bad.
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From soymilk over almond milk to linseed milk

For many years, soy milk was the most widely used milk alternative for vegans. However, it is not well tolerated by some people, with new dairy replacement products conquering the market. Almond milk was especially successful. This has a positive effect on the health, is cheap to manufacture and has rapidly increasing sales figures.
As a result, the product was launched in 2016 by the American company Starbucks. Almond milk is still very popular, but slowly a new star sees the milk sky: flaxseed milk. There are many reasons for that.
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An animal-free milk alternative.

For many people who are looking for a milk alternative, the prevention of animal suffering is the focus. Many people do not support mass and livestock farming. They consciously buy products that were not produced by or with the help of animals. Flaxseed milk is the perfect alternative for people who do not want to cause animal suffering.
Although it does not taste like classic cow's milk, it can be used just as well and in a variety of ways. Linseed milk can be used to cook pudding or as coffee milk. The slightly nutty taste of the milk alternative is also suitable for the morning cereal.
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Flaxseed for digestion

Flax seeds provide 39 g of fiber per 100 g and thus support digestion. Fiber is carbohydrates that can not be broken down because the body does not have the necessary enzymes. As a result, these substances pass unprocessed into the small and large intestines.
There they act as foods for good gut bacteria responsible for a healthy gut milieu. In addition, dietary fiber stimulates the natural movement of the intestine (peristalsis), whereby the porridge is transported quickly. Thus, flaxseed milk can be used to remove constipation. This effect is enhanced because the linseed shell contains mucilage, which softens the stool.

Herbal source of omega-3 fatty acids

Flaxseed is 40 percent fat. Therefore, the well-known linseed oil can be obtained from the seeds. Flax seeds contain healthy fats. Flax seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have many beneficial effects on health.
In particular, the brain and cognitive functions benefit from omega-3 fatty acids. For example, healthy fats prevent dementia by protecting the DNA in the cells. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids have a positive effect on the blood vessels and the cardiovascular system.
 

Flax seeds are an underrated source of protein

100 g of flaxseed contain 25 g of protein. For comparison: 100 g of cow's milk contain only 3 g of protein. Proteins play an important role in building and maintaining the body. Protein is responsible for the formation of new cells. As a result, the body is always able to replace dead cells.
Without the basic building block of life, protein, the body would not be able to function. Athletes need a lot of protein, so that the body can repair the old muscles and build new muscles. Linseed milk is a good source of protein for vegans, which often absorb too little protein.
Letztes Update: 07.07.2019 18:02