Vegetable drink or pasteurized cow’s milk? Which is better
Are you considering the possibility of leaving the cow’s milk and opt for vegetable milk (or vegetable drinks)? We discover what happens with pasteurized cow’s milk and which option is better.
More and more people today have problems drinking pasteurized cow’s milk. Yes, those boats that sell us in any supermarket with supposed cow protein and also with calcium intake.
But maybe, until a food or a drink does not begin to feel as good as before, only until that precise moment has we not surely thought about what we are drinking or what we are ingesting.
Some people feel swelling or heaviness when drinking it and can not go to bed without taking this product, allergies or digestive problems appear. And if you could adopt the habit of drinking something more “healthy” milk, would you?
Next, we will know what happens with pasteurized cow’s milk and what benefits vegetable milk has in the organism.
What happens in the pasteurization of milk?
The pasteurization of milk is a thermal process that is carried out in liquids with the aim of reducing the presence of pathogens such as some bacteria, yeasts that may contain.
Both beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria are destroyed in addition to 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. It is another process in which the fat globules are broken into creams, small particles that are not subsequently separated from the rest of the milk.
Some research suggests that this fracture of lipid molecules (fats) creates a cascade of free radicals that can cause allergic reactions.
We can point out that taking free-grazing cow’s milk occasionally is not something harmful, what is somewhat less healthy is to take pasteurized, processed cow’s milk and to which the cows have been able to inject hormones and antibiotics.
Especially in children who today are increasingly being affected either by infant formula for infants, or normal pasteurized liquid milk.
If we get used to the child since he was little and we are gradually introducing vegetable milk, a moment will come when he will not even notice that it is not cow’s milk.
What happens with vegetable drinks?
It is a drink that has excellent nutrients and calcium, although the latter element in less quantity but can be perfectly complemented with the intake of other foods. It is a less fat and heavy weight so it will be easier to digest for your digestive system.
Made with grains, seeds, and nuts (soy being an exception) provide great properties but the best of all is that they are made with natural products and do not go through processes that eliminate their nutrients. A very positive aspect is that they can be made from home.
In summary … 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 we summarize the most important, compared to pasteurized cow’s milk:
They do not contain lactose or cholesterol.
It is a low-fat product.
It has a high percentage of mono and polyunsaturated fats that are beneficial for the heart.
A high content of vitamins B.
It has a balanced relationship between Sodium and Potassium.
Of course, we must take into account what type of vegetable drink we buy and read the nutritional labeling of the same since in many cases we can find an apparent vegetable drink has little grain, cereal or seed, and a high amount of sugar.