Reasons to choose a plant-based drink

Plant-based drinks are not only an alternative for vegans and vegetarians. They are quite beneficial in relation to nutrition; they are naturally lactose-free and environmentally friendly. You can choose from a wide variety.

For breakfast and snacks, on their own or as a complement to coffee or tea. You can have a plant-based drink at any time of the day. But their cooking possibilities do not stop there. A good option is to incorporate them as the basis of desserts and elaborate homemade ice creams or in the preparation of delicious sauces. We can also use them in creams and other vegan recipes.

What are the nutritional benefits of plant-based drinks?

In most cases, our health depends on our choice of plant-based drinks. Tas we care of ourselves, we incorporate them in our diet because…

  • They are low-fat. We should remember that animal fats are higher in saturated fats. Replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat in our diet contributes to maintaining normal cholesterol levels in our blood.
  • They are easier to digest. As they do not contain lactose or milk proteins, they reduce gut discomfort. And of course, they are the ideal option for people with lactose intolerance.
  • They provide fewer calories than full-cream milk. In general, calorie input gets closer to that of skimmed milk.
  • They are healthier. Those who want to avoid pollution caused by antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides in animal milk opt for 100% organic plant-based beverages.

A good choice also for the planet

Some international organizations working for nutritional awareness, such as ProVeg, point out that the choice for plant-based drinks instead of animal drinks also has an environmental motivation. They recall that “FAO has warned that the livestock sector is responsible for 16.5% of total greenhouse gas emissions and that the top ten livestock and dairy companies in the world generate more emissions than all of Germany”.

In addition, if we opt for organic plant-based drinks made with ingredients from organic farming, we will score another point in favor of the planet. Organic drinks guarantee that they have been manufactured using environmentally friendly production techniques, without using chemical pesticides or herbicides, without GMOs and without artificial preservatives.

Another relevant fact we should keep in mind to protect the environment when choosing a plant-based drink is the packaging. A carton elaborated with renewable materials such as cardboard or vegetable polymers (usually from sugar cane), is a good option for being environmentally friendly.

Wide variety of options to choose from

In general, the nutritional richness of plant-based drinks is really high and changes depending on the ingredient from which they are produced. Therefore, some of them stand out for their high-protein content, such as soy drink; others for their high-mucilage content, such as the ones of chia and flaxseed; and others for their content in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Soria Natural has a wide and varied range of plant-based drinks, so it won’t be difficult to find one that suits your tastes.

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