Oat milk – the good, the bad and the ugly….

Oat milk – the good, the bad and the ugly….

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE PILLAR: NUTRTITION

Oat milk is vegan friendly plant-based milk and is a great alternative to diary for those who are intolerant to

  • Soy
  • Dairy
  • Nuts
  • Gluten (if certified gluten free)

Oat milk is fortified and contains

  • Vitamin A
  • B vitamins
  • Calcium so good for bone health
  • D vitamins
  • Fibre (beta glucans in fibre) so great for GUT health
  • great source of the macronutrient protein.

BUT – be aware – ALWAYS READ THE LABEL

Some oat milks contain added – take a look at the label below. There is 7grams of added sugar!

  • free sugars
  • inflammatory vegetables oils high in omega 6
  • carrageenan (a thickener, like gelatin to maintain its consistency) which can have a negative effect on gut health

Takeaway points

  1. Always read the label of what you buy
  2. Buy unsweetened versions

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