Soy milk was found to be the most comparable to cow’s milk in terms of overall nutrients balance

When it comes to protein and calcium replenishment, most people will immediately think of cow’s milk. After all, it has been heavily advertised by milk and dairy companies on the amount of calcium and protein it contains, and its role in strengthening bones.

What was less promoted is soybean milk, which in fact contains nothing less than the amount of protein and calcium a cow’s milk has. And one does not have to think of lactose intolerance, the saturated fats, cholesterol, and antibiotics a cow’s milk has.

A recent article by Times Magazine mentioned, “Soy milk was found to be the most comparable to cow’s milk in terms of overall nutrients balance”, and “Soy milk even contains phytonutrients that have been shown to have cancer-fighting properties.”

So what is your choice?

My choice naturally will be [Nutrifresh] and [Soupde] as they have a high concentration of soybeans 🙂 Nutrifresh is my daily morning drink as it provides me not only with the basic quality plant-based protein but also 13 different types of fruits and veggies for my macro and micronutrients. Soup de is the soup base that I will use when I DIY my mee hoon soup or mee sua soup for my lunch. The taste is addictive and I do not even have to think of adding much ingredients to my meal as it already has 11 different kinds of vegetables in it! ^_^ (soybean, white radish, carrot, pear, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprout, radish leaf, spinach, cauliflower, green bell pepper).


Drinking milk prevents osteoporosis?

Drinking milk will not prevent osteoporosis (brittle bones).

People will always seem not convinced when I mention this to them.  After all, most of us grow up drinking formula milk believing that it gives us protein and calcium, and ‘nothing has been wrong’!

With advancement in technology, more Research has been done and whether you believe or not, yes, milk does not prevent osteoporosis and in contrary, it gives rise to osteoporosis!  So stop believing in advertisements by milk companies that drinking milk can prevent brittle bones….!  The elderly who consume milk every day thinking that it will help them build stronger bones will be misled and not take the right measures.

The American Journal of Public Health published a 12-year study involving over 70,000 participants that indicated women who drank two or more glasses of milk per day faced higher risks of hip and forearm fractures when compared with women consuming one glass or less per week.

Statistics from many countries also show that a lower intake of animal products is linked to a lower rate of osteoporosis.  On the other hand, countries with a high intake of animal-based foods, such as the U.K and U.S., have high rates of osteoporosis.

20 June 2018