We’ve heard about soy milk ever since we were young. We know that taho is made of soya and we know that soya and soy milk are good dairy alternative if you are lactose-intolerant.
But what exactly makes soy milk just as good, if not a better choice than cow’s milk? Does it pack the same nutritional value or do we like it just because of the taste? Well, the good thing is, the taste of soya is not the only thing that’s there to love about soy milk.
We listed 4 surprising benefits of drinking and incorporating soy milk in your diet!
1. Improves heart health by reducing cholesterol!
Unlike dairy milk, Soy milk contains amino acid and isoflavones that have been studied to help in lowering cholesterol. The polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids in soy milk can also prevent in transporting cholesterol in your bloodstream. Not to mention the fact that soy milk has minimal to non cholesterol and saturated fat in it.
2. Plant-Based Protein
Unlike our dairy-based cow milk and powdered milk, Soy Milk is extracted from soy beans, which makes it the perfect protein source for those in a vegan or vegetarian diet and even just people who are trying to incorporate more plant-based nutrients in their diets.
3. Can help in Losing Weight!
Since it is a plant-based protein, soy milk is also a good source of fiber! Fiber is a nutrient that is not only good for lowering cholesterol levels and controlling blood sugar levels, but also helps in keeping us feel fuller. So incorporating soy milk in your diet instead of your normal dessert will help you cut down on the calories which is the key in losing weight!
4. Lower Sugar Content!
Probably one of the reasons why soya milk has always been viewed as a “healthy drink” is because it contains less sugar than your normal dairy milk. Which, for us health conscious people, means less unnecessary body fat to worry about!
One brand that has caught our attention in the Soya Milk Market is the Green N Go Soya Milk that contains oat fiber and made from real soya beans!
What we personally like about this product is how it managed to keep the sugar level relatively at 7.5 grams per 100 mL while maintaining a range of very tasty flavors (because well let’s face it, not everyone enjoys unsweetened plain soya milk). A personal favorite is the Soya Milk + Coffee flavor simply because I can’t get enough coffee!
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