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Is oat milk good for you? Benefits, nutrition, calories & other FAQs

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oat milk
Calories  96kcal
Fat 2g
Fat which saturates 4g
Carbohydrates  19g
Sugars 9g
Fibre 0.5g
Protein <1g
Salt 16g
Calcium 240mg

 

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It’s possible for you to be allergic to oat milk if you are allergic to oats.

Meanwhile, you can also be allergic to oat milk if you have coeliac disease or are gluten intolerant because it may have been made with gluten or become cross-contaminated with gluten while being made in the factory.

True gluten-free oat milk comes with a ‘certified gluten-free’ message on the packaging.

The safest way to make sure your oat milk doesn’t contain any gluten is to make your own, which is quick and easy to do because it involves minimal ingredients.

Yes, oat milk is naturally free from dairy, lactose and soy.

 It’s also been hailed as a good substitute for animal-derived milk when it comes to baking, with some people claiming it’s the best of all the alternative milk options on the market.

This is due to the fact that oat milk replicates the viscosity of dairy milk more closely than other alternative milk does, making it easy to swap into any cake, muffin, or another recipe, one-for-one.

What’s more, because certain oat milks can taste grainy, it helps them seamlessly blend into baked sweet and savoury goods.

If you’re making oat milk yourself, then you just need oats and water.

If you’re buying your oat milk, then the main two ingredients will be there however, certain brands of oat milk are fortified with vitamins and minerals (e.g. Vitamin D, calcium and potassium) more than others.

No, oat milk isn’t inherently keto.

However, it is possible to drink unsweetened oat milk, but only in moderation though.

Since 1 cup of oat milk contains 8g of carbohydrates, consuming 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup may fit into your macronutrient allowance.

But because there are several other low carb plant-based milk options, such as almond milk, out there, oat milk isn’t classed as being a go-to keto milk.

This is how oat milk stacks up in the keto stakes:

  • Unsweetened oat milk contains: 45 calories, 0.5g of fat, 8g of carbohydrates, 1g of fibre and 1g of protein
  • Unsweetened almond milk contains: 30 calories, 2.5g of fat, 1g of carbohydrates and 1g of protein
  • Unsweetened cashew milk contains: 25 calories, 2g of fat, 1g of carbohydrates and <1g of protein
  • Unsweetened coconut milk contains: 45-50 calories, 5g of fat, 1g of carbohydrates and 1g of protein
  • Unsweetened macadamia nut milk contains: 50 calories, 4.5g of fat, <1g of carbohydrates and 1g of protein

No, oat milk doesn’t contain any lactose because it is dairy-free.

Lactose is a type of sugar that’s mainly found in animal-derived milk and other dairy products.

Oat milk happens to be naturally free from lactose, making it a vegan-friendly alternative to cow’s milk.

Yes, oat milk is vegan because it’s not made from animal sources or animal-derived ingredients.

What’s more, oat milk is widely considered to be the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly of all the mainstream plant-based milk, both in comparison to cow’s milk and other alt-milks.

There are reports that swapping cow’s milk for oat milk can cut CO2 levels by as much as 73%.

Meanwhile, while it takes 4 to 5 litres of water to grow a single almond and the soybean industry is being linked to deforestation, oats are regarded as a valuable part of crop rotation systems.

What’s more, they can be grown locally relatively easily across many regions worldwide.

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