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    What is sunflower lecithin

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    What is sunflower lecithin? It's in my almond milk.

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    It is an emulsifier, like soy lecithin. It's a gummy substance left behind as a byproduct of the oil extraction for sunflower oil.

    Why drink almond milk? It's pretty heinous - the very definition of processed food. Whole milk, especially grassfed, is a much healthier choice.
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    Like Chaco said - it is an emulsifier. Sometimes health-food types will add some dry grains (or liquid lecithin) to their food as a supplement. Lecithin also helps nonstick cooking spray do its job.

    The word lecithin has its origins in the Greek word for "egg yolk".
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    If you want a dairy alternative, you might try coconut milk. Not as heavy on the PUFAs as almond milk and also the MCT oils in it are supposed to be good for you.

    Aroy-D is a brand without any gum, thickeners, stabilizers, etc.

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    Sunflower lecithin is actually pretty awesome stuff. Good for the brain, lots of choline and inositol. I take it as a supplement.
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    Is sunflower lecithin healthy then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chocotaco369 View Post

    why drink almond milk? It's pretty heinous - the very definition of processed food. Whole milk, especially grassfed, is a much healthier choice.
    amen!

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    I get the aversion to grains, I get the aversion to legumes, I get nut avoidance, I get the avoidance of refined fats and sugars - they are high in allergens, high in irritants, often generally lower on the nutrient-density scale, the fats and proteins are lower quality...avoidance often makes sense. But I'll never get dairy avoidance. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on Earth with extremely high quality fats and proteins. Grassfed milk FTW!
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    I avoid dairy because I don't like acne other than that, I would be all about it.

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