If you are one of the millions of people with lactose intolerance or a milk allergy, breakfast, lunch, and dinner might present some difficult trade-offs. How can you enjoy your favorite foods when doing so means dealing with a range of unpleasant symptoms? The answer is likely to be found in a plant-centric diet that removes most or all animal proteins from the equation.
An estimated 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose or dairy intolerant, with higher levels reported among Asian Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans. Most sufferers find that their symptoms improve dramatically or disappear altogether when they transition to a plant-based diet. Adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your plate and choosing non-dairy products like Califia Farms’ Oatmilk, Almondmilk, oat and almond coffee creamers, or new plant butters can be a deliciously easy way to get through your day.
For most, a plant-centric lifestyle can help address food allergies, but it can also help prevent and reverse heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. For those who have yet to experiment with dairy alternatives, the relief these dairy-free products bring is all too real. And thanks to recent advancements in food science, plant-based food and beverages are now available in a range of great-tasting, diverse flavors like Matcha and Horchata.
If you’re concerned about the nutritional profile of plant milks compared to traditional dairy, you’re in luck — Califia Farms recently introduced a realgame changer: Protein Oat. Protein Oat is the overachiever of plant milks, with eight grams of plant protein, nine essential amino acids, and omegas 3, 6, and 9. It’s an ideal alternative to dairy milk and an excellent source of vitamins and minerals like calcium (45 percent), vitamin D (25 percent), vitamin E (25 percent), and potassium (10 percent). With only 3 grams of sugar and certified non-GMO, it’s a no-compromise, non-dairy option that’s perfect for the whole family.
Making the transition to a plant-centric diet doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can be delicious. Califia’s range of product offerings spanning coffee, plant milks, creamers, butters, and more can help you make sustainable food choices that impact your health – and your family’s – for the better. Visit our blog at www.califiafarms.com for great-tasting recipes that are 100 percent dairy free.