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    So what's the deal with almond milk?

    They just started carrying it in the dairy case at my grocer. I picked up the vanilla flavored. The ingredients list was so tiny, I couldn't read it. Assuming it's not sugar-laden, is there a limit to how much I should consume if I'm trying to stay paleo & lose weight?

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    I think you'll probably need to read the nutrition information and ingredients list to help you make that decision.

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    Flavoured almond milk...
    I would guess its got quite a few ingredients .

    You wouldn't be drinking almonds in the wild sonwouldnonly use now and then or a splash in coffee .


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    Almond and coconut milk in cartons often have nasty stuff in them. Some are worse than others. I'd check those ingredients.

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    If you want almond milk, its better to make your own, easy to do and none of the crap you get with the grocery stuff
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    It depends on the type of almond milk.More often than not, almond milk sold in cartons by Blue Diamond, Almond Breeze (not sure of the actual name brand), etc, aren't really almond milk. They're full of crap and fillers. Almond milk that you make yourself is fine. The stuff on shelves is crap.
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    Often there's veg oil, sunflower oil added ( not good) to supermarket stuff.

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    I use the unsweetened Blue diamond. I find its fine. I make a breakfast 'cereal' with Chia seeds and almond milk, delicious.

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    Define "fine"?
    I'd probably consume more accidental traces of almonds in packaged foods than what's in that stuff.

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    Used to drink the stuff all the time (all.the.time.). At first it tastes great, but if you compare the flavor of real almonds and that stuff, the cartons fall flat. There's this awful chalky aftertaste you don't quite notice at first.

    As above, making your own is not hard. Just need a good blender and a pot of boiling water!

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