Talking to my friend Morgan about a video she sent to my email, we ended up talking about almond milk. Not that there’s anything wrong with almond milk or coconut milk for that matter; on the contrary. As milk substitutes are very good. The problem lies in the packaging and other ingredients that are added.
Well, check out the label of the almond milk you normally buy, and see if it contained any or all these dangerous additives, I’m about to describe:
First, Vitamin A Palmitate, the synthetic version of Vitamin A. I personally avoid synthetic versions of Vitamin A like the plague. Every single multi-vitamin I’ve ever examined contains some form of synthetic A, including the so called “whole foods” multis. Synthetic vitamins are the chemical mirror images of the real, natural versions. They can cause imbalances over time. Even small amounts of the synthetic fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, can prove toxic and should be strictly avoided! Isolated vitamins such as those produced synthetically, cannot be recognized or metabolized by the body in the same way as the natural version. Synthetic vitamin A is associated with birth defects and bone fractures. It has no benefit in the diet whatsoever.
The second really bad additive in these organic cartons of coconut milk and almond milk is Vitamin D2. Vitamin D2 is a form of the wonder vitamin that you should take great pains to avoid. In all known cases of Vitamin D toxicity where the dose was intentional, Vitamin D2 was the culprit. By comparison, Vitamin D3 is much less toxic and requires an enormous or even an accidental dose to produce any toxic effect. Vitamin D2 is manufactured industrially by irradiating yeast. It is dangerous for D2 to be added to any food product particularly if this product would be given to children, where toxicity symptoms would appear at much lower dosages. Almost none of the store brands of cartoned coconut milk or almond milk are free of these synthetic versions of the fat soluble vitamins!
Notice also that carrageenan is present in this products as well. Carrageenan is so toxic and inflaming to the human digestive system that this food additive is formally classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a potential human carcinogen.
If you or someone in your family are allergic, or you just simply decided to substitute regular milk, I suggest you switch to farm fresh unpasteurized milk, or try this at home to make your own Almond Milk