Rice milk is a vegetable drink derived from rice: the best product for those who do not want or cannot consume cow's milk, due to lactose intolerance or because they have adopted a vegan diet. It is a drink rich in beneficial properties, it is also low in calories and it contains very few fats.
Rice milk is a vegetable drink made from rice: the beans are soaked in water, then processed and fermented, until the drink takes on the consistency of cow's milk. Rice milk, as well as soy milk or almond milk, is suitable for those suffering from lactose intolerance and those who have adopted a vegan diet, so it is a nutritious and tasty vegetable drink that can be consumed instead of cow's milk, both for direct consumption and in the kitchen. Rice milk has a sweetish taste, but it contains few calories and few fats, it also provides energy immediately available and it is highly digestible. Usually we find it on the market enriched with vitamin A, B12 and D, in addition to iron, niacin and calcium, so as to make it an excellent drink for newborns and infants. Here are all the properties of rice milk, and how to consume it.
Properties, benefits and nutritional values of rice milk
Rice milk, from the nutritional point of view, is rich in simple sugars which provide easily available energy, and it also contains a good percentage of carbohydrates, useful for those who perform intense physical activity, and it has a reduced intake of protein. Rice-based beverages contain few fats and few calories, about 47 per 100 grams of product. Rice milk naturally contains mineral salts like magnesium, manganese, selenium, as well as vitamin E and flavonoids.
Among the main properties of rice milk is digestibility: it is the best drink in case of weakness or loss of appetite. It also immediately gives energy thanks to the carbohydrate content and the absence of lactose and cholesterol: it is chosen by athletes, convalescing people, vegetarians, but also by those who decided to lose weight, as it is not very caloric.
Thanks to the flavonoid content, rice milk is useful to prevent strokes and cardiovascular diseases, in addition, the trace elements present in this drink, help to stimulate the immune system. The rice milk helps regulate the intestine and the colon, so it is suitable in case of constipation or irritable colon: it is easily digested, as rich in simple sugars, this makes it the perfect solution for those suffering from celiac disease and for those who , for intolerances already known, cannot consume soy milk or almond milk. It can safely replace the cow's milk, as taste and consistency are quite similar: however it is advisable to consume enriched rice milk, so as to receive the same nutritional value of cow’s milk.
Rice milk enriched with calcium, vitamin A, D and B12 and proteins, is very good for newborns, thanks to its high digestibility and low fat content.
Rice milk: how to take it and where to buy it
Rice milk can be consumed for breakfast but also for the preparation of desserts, and it can be used in any recipe that requires the use of cow's milk. The recommended daily dose is one cup. You can buy rice milk at the supermarket, in organic and online stores: there are different types, both simple and "enriched", with the addition of vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and vitamin D, essential for the wellbeing of bones and to prevent osteoporosis, and mineral salts, such as iron and calcium. The addition of these elements makes rice milk a perfect substitute for cow's milk.