Is it good to have soy milk ? Find out what the experts say

Expert opinion from Luciana M. Cherubin

Bachelor in Nutrition · 5 years of experience · No

Soy milk is a good source of potassium, and contains as much protein as cow’s milk. One cup of unsweetened soy milk has 80 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fat, and 7 grams of protein. However, soy is a common allergen and, generally, the soy produced comes from genetically modified plants. It is recommended to consume organic.

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Expert opinion from Mariana Brkic

Bachelor in Nutrition · 10 years of experience · No

Yes, soy milk is a healthy plant-based alternative to regular milk. Soy milk has a good amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 which have been shown to reduce risk of coronary diseases. It is also a good source of isoflavones, a compound which is being studied for its helpful effect in the relive of peri-menopausal symptoms.

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Expert opinion from Jodie Bennett

BSC. Food Science and Nutrition · 6 years of experience · No

Yes, but it does depend on the individuals needs with regards to their dietary needs, age, sex etc. Soy milk contains isoflavones which are antioxidants that help prevent oxidative stress. Soy milk might help reduce your blood pressure, improve your overall heart health, improve menopause symptoms and reduce your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Disclaimer: This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors or nutritionists and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns. Medical advice varies across region. Advice from professionals outside your region should be used at your own discretion. Or you should contact a local health professional.

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