Soy milk has countless health benefits, as it is not only a source of proteins but also an antioxidant that protects you from serious diseases.
Nutrition Specialist Mirna Al-Fati briefs the readers of “Be Healthy” on the benefits of soy milk:
- Soy milk is made from dried soybeans, and it contains low fats and carbs, which may help in eliminating excess weight.
As one cup of soy milk contains only 80 calories, it has a lower fat content than cow’s milk.
In addition, the fat it contains is unsaturated, thus making it easy to be burnt.
- Soy milk contains the same amount of protein found in animal-derived milk, making it excellent for athletes. However, it is poorer in calcium compared to bovine.
- Soy milk does not contain lactose which is a substance found in milk and is derived from animal products that causes puffiness, diarrhea and abdominal pain for some people. Therefore, soy milk is recommended for people with puffiness or problems with milk digestion.
A study by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States shows that soy represents an alternative to meat and animal products for vegetarians.
Clinical research has shown that daily calories of 25 grams of soy protein, with low fat and cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease.
Soy milk contains water-soluble chemicals called iso-flavones or plant estrogen, which is part of the flavonoids family that gives vegetables and fruits their color and are considered as powerful antioxidants.
The benefits of estrogen (female hormone) are:
• Increase women’s libido.
• Nail growth.
• Reduce hair loss.
• Give freshness and freshness to the skin.
Women with breast cancer, or who have factors that make them more susceptible to it, are not recommended to take this milk daily to avoid hormonal manipulation.
Consumption of soy milk should be low in children and in adults in moderate amounts because it contains phytoestrogen, which may affect the hormones of the body.
Also, taking it in abundance may cause a decrease in the number of sperm in men.
And finally, there are many studies on the importance and disadvantages of soy milk, but untill now it remains excellent for those who suffer from allergy to lactose and useful for everyone if it is taken moderately by amount, about one cup a day.
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