This recommendation is for all of the plant-based eaters and dairy avoiders out there. Every one of your friends is drinking a different type of milk or milk substitute nowadays, and each has a case for why theirs is the best. While there may not be a right one for everyone, we believe if there was one, it would be Good Karma Flax Milk + Protein (yes it does come in a lower protein variety, but why would anyone want that?). The first thing this flax milk has going for it is it is nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free. This may not seem like much to the average person, but these are some of the most common food allergies/intolerances that need to be worked around with milk substitutes. Cow’s milk doesn’t work for those with lactose intolerance and dairy allergies, and soy-milk doesn’t work for those allergic to soy (as much as we do love Silk Ultra Protein!). Almond milk doesn’t work for all of the folks with tree nut allergies, and not all oat milks are certified gluten-free (Oatly is winning in this category). Beyond this process of elimination, there are many other reasons Good Karma Flax Milk comes out ahead. One cup has 70 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1 gram total carb, and 8 grams of protein (pea protein!) - from a macronutrient standpoint, it is very well aligned for those trying to maintain a solid fat:protein, or carb:protein ratio (which can be especially difficult on a plant-based diet). This also allows for use in recipes such as smoothies, cereals, and overnight oats, without increasing the sugar/carb content - leaving room for more fruit. As many of you may know, flax is also an excellent source of alpha linolenic acid, a type of Omega-3 essential fatty acid. And Good Karma touts 1200mg Omega-3 per 1 cup serving. This is, again, especially important for plant-based eaters who are missing out on some Omega-3 intake from fatty fish. Lastly, one of the main concerns of eliminating or subbing out milk from the diet is the possible loss of dietary vitamin D and calcium. Good Karma has accounted for this by fortifying the flax milk with 2.3mcg of vitamin D2 (10% daily value), and 320mg of calcium (25% daily value). There isn’t much more you could ask for out of a milk substitute - we highly recommend giving Good Karma a shot if you haven’t already settled on yours.
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