Made with water and soya beans, soy milk is used for medical reasons because this vegetable drink called "milky" has many properties and many benefits. So, what are the virtues of soy milk? And why should we prefer it to other milks? Ten answers above.
Soy milk is naturally high in protein . Its content is similar to that of meat, with the difference that its lipids are predominantly unsaturated. In other words ? Because of its proteins, soy milk contains a significant amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids , the famous "good fats" for the body.
Alternative to milk of animal origin, soy milk is a vegetable milk ... but the appellation remains deceptive! Made with water and crushed and boiled soybeans, it is a vegetable drink, in no case a milk drink. Thus, soy milk does not contain lactose and is an excellent alternative for individuals intolerant or allergic to this carbohydrate present in cow's milk, goat's milk and company.
Soya contains a large amount of isoflavones belonging to the family of phytoestrogens . The latter are substances whose chemical structure is known to be very similar to oestrodiol , one of the main female sex hormones . According to some studies, soy milk would have an impact on women 's hormonal balance.
With 0.6 g per 100 ml, soy milk is the most fiber rich plant milk. The latter are essential to facilitate digestion by fighting against constipation, and to reduce cravings and cravings for nibbling by promoting a rapid and long lasting satiety. A good point when controlling its weight.
The unsaturated fatty acids found in soy milk are free of cholesterol, in contrast to the saturated fatty acids present in the original animal milk. Best of all, soy milk would have a substance that would lower the level of bad cholesterol in the blood to the profile of the good cholesterol essential to be healthy.
Although it is naturally devoid of calcium , the commercially purchased soy milk is mostly enriched with this trace element (around 120 mg per 100 ml) ... and it is the only one! Yes, soy milk is the most calcium-rich drink among all other vegetable drinks. Recall that calcium is essential to strengthen bones and decrease hypertension . An ally of hell for a health of thunder!
Antioxidant , soy milk ? Yes thanks to the flavonoids it contains. The latter delay and prevent oxidation by neutralizing the free radicals responsible for the deregulation and aging of the cells. Thus, soy milk combats several cancers and cardiovascular diseases but also against aging of the skin.
Naturally, 100 ml of soy milk contains 40 calories. Its nutritional value is similar to that of semi-skimmed cow's milk, although it is slightly higher. However, soy milk is the least caloric of all other vegetable milks (almond milk, rice milk, oat milk, milk of etc ...)
According to some studies, a soy-rich diet allows postmenopausal women to be in good heart health and prevent atherosclerosis, due to the isoflavones it contains . Drinking soy milk is therefore an excellent alternative to supplement its soy intake.
Finally, drinking regular soy milk reduces the risk of overweight. Why? Because it is low in calories and low in fat (as well as in saturated fats), it is nevertheless enriched with calcium, whose positive effects on obesity are constantly proved.
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