Attention Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc Drinkers!

I stopped drinking Blue Diamond Almond milk a few months ago when I learned of this carcinogenic additive they put in their almond milk: Carrageenan. 

After reading about it here on Food Babe's blog, I started paying more attention to it and realized it's in virtually every single dairy alternative beverage on the market! You name it, it's got it...Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Rice Milk, Hemp Milk! I spent a good 20 minutes at Whole Foods one day just reading all the different milk ingredient lists and I found only one brand that did not contain it: Whole Foods Organic 365. This is the only brand I will buy now. (I get the unsweetened Vanilla and drink it with my morning coffee)

I may even start making my own nut milk because it is so easy and you can sweeten it anyway you want! With stevia, dates, vanilla, chocolate--the possibilities are endless! Max Goldberg from one of my favorite blogs, Living Maxwell, has a video showing you how to make it
While we are on the subject of dairy alternatives, I recommend staying away from soy milk all together. Even if it is organic (therefore, non-GMO), studies have shown that soy raises estrogen levels in the body which has been linked to breast cancer in women and in some cases causes men to grow breasts!
NOTE: Silk Pure Almond Milk also does not contain Carrageenan, but I personally refuse to support them because they are one of the many companies paying money to attempt to keep GMOs from being labeled. (You can read more about it here)