There are many people who have recently switched to soy milk with the intention to eat healthier. This milk does not contain lactose, which is not the case with cow milk, so it's a good alternative for vegans and for those persons who are intolerant to lactose.
The fortified soy milk is low in cholesterol and saturated fats, and it is also high in iron, calcium, protein, B vitamins. However, research has indicated that the consumption of soy milk is able to seriously endanger the health.
The following are the ingredients of this milk:Sea SaltSoymilk (Filtered water, whole soybeans)Cane SugarCarrageenanNatural FlavorVitamin A palmitateCalcium CarbonateVitamin D2Vitamin B12Riboflavin
You probably already know most of them, but when it comes to carrageenan, you should know that it belongs to the family of linear sulfated polysaccharides that are being extracted from red edible seaweeds.
They are very often used in the food industry because of their gelling, stabilizing, and thickening properties.
It doesn't have nutritional value, and our body cannot digest it, although it's derived from a natural source. It's able to destroy the immune system, because it stimulates a negative immune response which then leads to inflammation.
The scientists found a connection between carrageenan and increased colon cancer rate, together with gastrointestinal inflammation which leads to spastic colon, chronic diarrhea, IBS, and inflammatory bowel disease.
You are the one who decides for your own health, but you should stay well-informed about the food that you consume. There have been numerous debates about the effects that the consumption of the soy milk has, but there is a significant amount of evidence which proves its dangerous side-effects on our health.
Here are 10 good reasons to avoid soy milk:
â Soy is plant rich in estrogens which are known as phytoestrogens, and they disrupt the endocrine function and cause breast cancer in women and infertility.
â Soy foods are abundant in aluminum, which is toxic for the body and has extremely negative effects the nervous system and the kidneys, and it has also been linked to Alzheimer's disease.
-Soybeans are loaded with toxins which affect estrogen levels, so consuming 2 glasses a day greatly alters the hormones in a woman's body, disrupting her menstrual cycle.
â Soybeans and soy products are abundant in phytic acid. It inhibits the assimilation of copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
â Soy contains toxic isoflavones -daidzein and genistein, which trigger the growth of the existing breast cancer.
-Soy foods are also rich in goitrogens that can inhibit the production of thyroid hormones.
-Nitrates, a very potent carcinogens, are formed during the spray-drying process.
â Soybeans are also very rich in haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that makes the red blood cells to clump together.
â During the process of production of the soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein, the fragile soy proteins are being exposed to high temperatures, and that makes them harmful for human digestion.
-Around 99% of soy is genetically modified, so it's very high in pesticides.