Today soy milk is consumed all over the world and has replaced the use of regular milk for many people.
One class, which is 250ml, of soya milk has approximately 4 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, which is total of 140 kCal. It doesn’t have any lactose in it. Because of that this milk is very much recommended for people with lactose intolerance. People with lactose intolerance can’t drink regular cow’s milk and this is the perfect substitute. The downside is that the milk doesn’t have very much calcium in it. That’s why many manufacturers add additional calcium in this milk to add more value compared to regular milk.
You can find soy milk in any vegan food store or near vegetarian products in the market. Also they serve it in vegetarian restaurants. Vegetarians use it instead of cow’s milk to still get the benefits of milk. Vegans usually have much less sources of protein so soybeans are a great resource.
Different soy products have different taste. Some say it’s good, some say it doesn’t taste that good. Soy is an acquired taste, because it has a thick texture and tastes a little like a plant. That’s why people usually don’t recommend plain soy milk. Usually the better tasting ones are vanilla and chocolate milks. But you have to keep in mind that flavoured milks contain more sugars and therefore aren’t as healthy as plain milk. So if you think you can go from regular milk to this, then you might have to take a little time to get used to it.
Using soybeans to make milk is much more beneficial than raising cows. It is because of the amount of soy that could be grown in a acre of field is much larger than the amount of cows that can feed of that land. Cows require much more food to produce milk. For developing countries soy is a great resource.
It is said that the say milk dangers is the actual soy itself. Your body can’t actually digest unprocessed soybeans, because it would cause cramping and other health problems. To make soy edible there are several dangerous steps to take, like washing the beans in alkaline or boiling them in a petroleum based solutions. Also they are bleached and pumped full of additives. That doesn’t sound very healthy.