Soy milk is a plant milk produced by soaking dried soybeans and grinding them in water.
A traditional staple of East Asian cuisine, soy milk is a stable emulsion of oil, water and protein. Soy milk can be produced at home using a soy milk machine.
A lot of people mistakenly consider soy milk to be a healthier alternative to typical dairy milk. But no matter what reason you have for drinking soy milk, it is not a valid excuse. Soy milk is not a food and has no place in anyone’s diet.
First, we should review the ingredients in soy milk:
Soy milk (Filtered water, whole soybeans); Cane Sugar; Sea Salt; Carrageenan; Natural Flavor; Calcium Carbonate; Vitamin A palmitate; Vitamin D2 and Riboflavin.
TOP 10 REASONS TO AVOID SOY MILK
1. Soybeans contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes your red blood cells to clump.
2. Soybeans also contain large quantities of natural toxins that affect estrogen levels. Drinking just two glasses of soy milk a day can significantly alter the hormones in a woman’s body, disrupting the menstrual cycle.
3. Research has found that so rises the need vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
4. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as of 2012, 94% of soy grown in the U.S. was genetically modified.
5. Soy beans contain phytic acid (phytate), a substance that reduces the absorption of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Eating the wrong kind of foods that inhibit nutrient absorption in the long run may cause severe deficiencies that lead to many health complications.
6. Soy foods are rich in toxic aluminium, wich harms the kidneys and the nervous system, and has been related the onset of Alzheimer`s.
7. Soy contains a compound resembling vitamin b12 that cannot be processed by our body. Soy Foods can Contribute to B12 Deficiency.
8. Soy includes toxic isoflavones, genistein and daidzein, which support the growth of breast cancer.
9. Fragile soy proteins are exposed to high temperatures during processing in order to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein, making them dangerous for our digestion.
10. Soy contains plant estrogens called phytoestrogens, which disrupt endocrine function and can lead to infertility and breast cancer in women.