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Flavored Almond Milk

Nut milks are all the rage right now.

Over the past five years, non-dairy milk sales have increased by 61% in America.

Almond milk might be the single most popular alternative.

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Nut milks are all the rage right now.

Over the past five years, non-dairy milk sales have increased by 61% in America.

Almond milk might be the single most popular alternative.

While unsweetened almond milks are a pretty solid choice if you're looking to cut down on calories and avoid dairy (and aren't too worried about protein), many of the flavored varieties aren't nearly as nutritious.

If you're looking for the absolute healthiest form of almond milk, you'd be wised to go for an unsweetened, unflavored variety.

Unsweetened almond milk contains zero grams of sugar. Therefore, we can conclude that the sugar content in sweetened almond milk is of the "added" variety.

Sweetened, unflavored almond milks usually contain about 7 grams of added sugar per serving. Not terrible, but not ideal.

But flavored varieties (such as vanilla or chocolate) of almond milk often contain 16-22 grams of added sugar per serving—a downright dreadful amount.

Read more about how non-dairy milk alternatives stack up here.

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