Must Know Facts About Soy MilkBy Prashansa - 10 February 2020
Soya milk is a popular alternative to dairy milk and as compared to other non-dairy milk, this is cheaper too. Even for people who aren’t vegan, soy milk is a popular pick as they enjoy the rich and smooth taste of it.
Apart from being rich in protein, fortified with vitamins and minerals, flavonoids, source of dietary fiber, there are plenty of other ways in which soy milk can benefit your health.
Contains all essential amino acids
Our body requires protein for building muscles and repair work. Amino acids are the building block of protein and essential amino acids are the ones that our body can’t synthesize itself hence they should be included in our diet. Soy is one of the few plant sources which contain all essential amino acids.
Great source of vitamins and mineral
Soy milk contains calcium, iron, zinc, omega 3, selenium and magnesium and you can easily include it in your diet to reap benefits.
Women suffering from osteoporosis are often advised to include soy products in their diet as they attach receptors in your bones to reduce density loss. It also reduces the chances of fracture.
May protect against cancer
Isoflavones present in soy products are linked to cell growth and may protect against the growth of cancerous cells.
These are some health benefits of soy milk. It is also a great option for people who are lactose intolerant and are looking for alternatives that have great nutritional value.
What Are the Nutrition Facts of Soy Milk?
There are so many types of soy milk on the market, and the number of calories and added sugar will differ depending on what you buy. Always check the nutrient facts label on your brand of choice.
Calories: 80 in One cup
Fat: 4 grams (g)
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Carbohydrates: 3 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 1 g (0 g added sugars)
Protein: 7 g