Cow likes soy milk. Don’t believe me? Watch this.
This advertisement is quite cool with cows wearing clothes, speaking English and having breakfast. But, what makes it really interesting is that even cow is drinking soy milk, instead of their own milk! I am no sure whether these cows are using Gateway as their desktops.
Take the joke aside, cows drink water and soy milk does not come from cow, but it is processed from the bean itself. My younger brother drink soy milk because he has lactose intolerance. Soy milk is often consumed by my other vegetarian friends too. However, nowadays, rather than drinking soy milk because one has to, more people are choosing soy milk because of the following health benefits:
- Soy milk is high in protein.
- The more the protein in the soy milk, the higher the isoflavone content. Many believe that isoflavones reduce cholesterol, prevent of osteoporosis and reduce the risk for certain cancers (prostate cancer and breast cancer).
- Because soy milk is from beans, it contains more fiber than cow’s milk.
- Contrary to belief, soy milk is not fat free. Depending how it is produced, it may have more fat than cow’s milk. However, it does not have the bad cholesterol.
Soy milk has about quarter of the calcium of what we get in cow’s milk. Therefore, some companies are adding calcium to soy milks. However, even if you do not get enough calcium from soy milk, you still get can calcium from other sources such as yogurt, cheese, sardines and green leafy vegetables. In addition to calcium, soy milk is fortified by the manufacturers with vitamin D and other nutrients. Some even come out with different flavors.
So, if you have lactose issue with cow’s milk, now, you have an alternative source of protein.
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