- Soymilk has been tagged by experts as the best alternative for dairy milk
- As much as it offers a new taste, it also provides plenty of nutrients
- It is free from any antibiotics or animal hormones because it is a plant-based beverage
Maybe you’ve known about soymilk as a good alternative for dairy milk and maybe you’ve grown to love it because it offers a new, different taste while not missing plenty of nutrients.
In case you haven’t heard, soymilk is not the best alternative for cow’s milk for nothing. Here’s why:
Soymilk is a great source of plant-based protein
Soymilk, according to Everyday Health, is among the best example of a plant-based protein source that provides the body its needed protein to form the building blocks of our muscles and tissues which are essential for growth. Protein-rich diet keeps a person feel full longer which allows him to “eliminate unhealthy choices when feeling tired or hungry.”
It is a good alternative for people who are lactose intolerant
Because it is a plant-based nondairy beverage, an expert said consuming soymilk is a wise choice over dairy milk because dairy milk contains sugar called lactose or the carbohydrate found in cow’s milk which is the common culprit for uncomfortable gastrointestinal side effects for people who are lactose intolerant.
It contains various vitamins and antioxidants
According to Julieanna Hever, a plant-based-foods dietitian in Los Angeles, said in a report that “soymilk offers culinary diversity, creamy texture, and a healthful nutritional profile, including essential omega-3 fatty acids [if fortified] and flavonoids that exert antioxidant, anti-infl
ammatory, and cardi0protective properties.”
Soymilk is good for your overall health
In a research cited by Vitamilk, the leading soymilk brand in the Philippines, it revealed that the antioxidant properties of soymilk “may help in reducing menopausal symptoms in women.” And because it is rich in brain-building acids like Omega 6,6, and 9, soymilk is “great for supporting the healthy nerves and synapses of your br
Studies also showed that the amino acids and isoflavones found in soymilk protein helps lower “bad” chol
ester0l which in effect helps improve the overall cardiovascular health.