Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 Dumbbell Push Presses 50/30 lbs
7 Box Jumps (30/24 in.)
Almond milk is an extract of protein rich almonds, and has proven to be extremely beneficial for those who lactose intolerant. Whether its drinking or using almond milk in food preparations, it is safe to say that almond milk is not a new discovery. It was extensively used as a popular beverage in Medieval Europe and the Middle East. Nutrition facts of almonds include lowering blood sugar levels and treating constipation. And these benefits can even be obtained by drinking almond milk.
Benefits of Almond Milk
Lactose Free: Lactose is the sugar found in cow’s milk. Many people are lactose intolerant, and consumption of milk causes abdominal discomfort, bloating and diarrhea. As almond milk is extracted from almonds, a nut, hence it’s plant derived and lactose free, and can be easily substituted everywhere where one might use cow’s milk which makes this one of the most important almond milk benefits. Read more on lactose intolerance symptoms.
Homemade and Pure: As one can easily extract the milk at home without much effort, and also store it without using preservatives and additives, it would be right to say that consuming almond milk means to consume health, 100 percent! It has already been proved that to increase milk production, cow’s are being injected with antibiotics and growth hormones, leading to allergic reactions and toxic side effects, some as bad as certain types of cancers.
Nutrition Packed: Almonds are protein rich, and full of vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, fiber, iron, phosphorus and calcium. Full of heart healthy flavonoids, almond milk helps lower LDL cholesterol and protect the heart. High levels of vitamin E, ensure powerful antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants inhibit the growth of free radicals that are known to cause cancer. Almond milk contains many vital nutrients, hence unlike other milks, they don’t need to be fortified with vitamins and minerals. Low in calories and no cholesterol and saturated fats makes this nut milk beverage very healthy and good for those trying to lose weight. Power packed with nutrients, almond milk health benefits will keep you stay fit and fine.
However, a word of caution – almond milk cannot be substituted for breast milk. Although the health benefits of almonds are many, it does not have the necessary adequate nourishment required for infant growth. For lactose intolerant babies, it’s best to consult a doctor on what would be best for the child. Nuts like almonds also include goitrogens; this substance is known to suppress thyroid gland functioning by interfering with iodine uptake.
5 rounds for time of:
5 Power Cleans (135/95)
15 Back Extensions
20 Air Squats
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