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About soy milk - Dr. Weil
Last modified: 2010-08-12 22:52:30

Soymilk is made by soaking dried soy beans in water, then grinding, heating and pressing them. The fluid is then strained and packaged as "milk" Among its many benefits, soymilk:

Can substitute for cow's milk in many culinary applications, thus avoiding the butterfat, which is unhealthy

* Does not contain milk protein (casein), which can increase mucus production and irritate the immune system in some people
* Does not contain milk sugar (lactose), which can cause digestive distress in those that are lactose intolerant.
* Is a good source of protein - one cup contains four to 10 grams of soy protein.

When choosing soymilk, opt for a brand that is:

* Fortified with calcium - while soymilk is naturally a good source of calcium, it doesn't have as much as cow's milk
* Organic - many soy crops are heavily treated with pesticides
* Free of the thickening agent carrageenan, a seaweed derivative, which I believe may be harmful, especially to the intestinal tract
* A low-fat version, especially if you are watching your weight.

I recommend one to two one-cup servings daily.


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