Calories and benefits of hazelnut milk: complete nutritional guide

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Is hazelnut milk high in calories?

« The hazelnut milk is a delicious vegetable juice! warns Aurore Lavergnatdietician-nutritionist. It provides 65 calories per 100 g, more than whole cow's milk which only contains 57 calories. »

What is the lowest calorie milk?

From vegetable juicesthe least caloric is the soy drink with only 35.8 calories per 100 g. Just after, we find the almond drink with 36.3 calories, then the oat milk with 42.5 calories, the rice milk with 53.6 calories chestnut juice with 68.8 calories per 100 g. The most caloric vegetable milk is coconut milk with 188 calories per 100 g!

The least fatty milk

Here are the plant milks in ascending order from least fatty to most fatty.

  • Rice milk : 1 g of lipids (including 0.6 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids, 0.4 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids and no saturated fatty acids)
  • Soy milk : 2.07 g of lipids (including 0.2 g of saturated fatty acids, 0.4 g of monounsaturated fatty acids, 1.4 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids)
  • Almond milk : 3.2 g of lipids (including 0.31 g of saturated fatty acids, 2.05 g of monunsaturated fatty acids, 0.62 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids).
  • Hazelnut milk : 4.5 g of lipids (including 2 g of saturated fatty acids, 3.2 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids, 18 g of monounsaturated fatty acids).
  • Coconut milk : 18.4 g of lipids including 16.5 g of saturated acids, 0.88 g of monounsaturated fatty acids and 0.2 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Highest protein milk

The most protein-rich vegetable milk is soy milk with 7 g per 100 g. Next come oat milk and almond milk which contain between 2 and 3 g. Aurore Lavergnat, dietitian-nutritionist

The benefits of hazelnut milk

They are numerous. Dietitian-nutritionist Aurore Lavergnat explains them in detail.

  • It is good for the intestines : rich in fiber, particularly insoluble, it promotes good transit. It is particularly recommended in cases of constipation.
  • it is good for the heart thanks to its content of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids which promote the reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides, and the increase of good cholesterol.
  • It is vitaminized : hazelnut milk contains antioxidant vitamins A and E. They are important for the skin, eyesight, bones. It also provides B group vitamins, and in particular vitamin B9 (folate), which is important in pregnant women to prevent any malformation of the central nervous system in the future baby.
  • It is remineralizing : hazelnut milk provides magnesium good for muscles and the nervous system, phosphorus good for bones and potassium good for muscles and blood pressure.

The recipe for 'homemade' hazelnut milk

To make your own homemade hazelnut milk, you need: 100 g of shelled hazelnuts, 1 liter of water.

  • Soak the shelled hazelnuts for 8 hours in water.
  • Then place them in a juice extractor.
  • If you use a mixer or blender, rinse the hazelnuts before blending them with the water. Then filter through cheesecloth.
  • Pour into a bottle and store for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

What is the best plant-based milk for weight loss?

“No vegetable milk whatsoever makes you lose weight”, warns Aurore Lavergnat.

What is the best plant-based milk for health?

While no plant-based milk helps you lose weight, each has its own particularities.

  • Soy milk is the lowest in calories and contains no saturated fats. It is also the richest in protein.
  • Almond milk is also low calorie and without saturated fat.
  • Oat milk contains fiber for good digestion and a flat stomach, including beta-glucan which can reduce appetite.
  • Rice milk is a little more caloric but easy to digest, and it contains silica, a trace element which promotes the fixation of calcium and magnesium in the bones. Silica also has a beneficial effect on skin and hair. It contains little fiber and its glycemic index is high.

“Whatever plant-based milk it is, it is important to take it unflavored and without added sugars, recalls Aurore Lavergnat. These plant-based drinks are a good alternative to animal milk, because they are much more digestible. »

Hazelnut milk, danger!

Hazelnut milk should not be given as a replacement for breast or formula to infants. It does not contain the nutrients essential for the growth of the little one, and can lead to deficiencies, malnutrition, or even lead to death. Aurore Lavergnat.

In general, plant-based milks should not be given to children under 3 years old.

Are there any other contraindications? “People with nut allergies should, of course, not drink hazelnut milk,” recalls the dietician-nutritionist.

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