Numerous people started consuming soy milk instead of soy milk in an attempt to improve their health. This milk has no lactose, so vegans, individuals who avoid dairy, and those who suffer from lactose intolerance, prefer soy milk.
Fortified soy milk is high in calcium, protein, B vitamins and iron, but low in saturated fats and cholesterol.
However, apparently, scientists have found that the consumption of soy milk can seriously endanger health. Its effects have been a topic of controversy for many years, but there is a significant amount of evidence that indicates that soy milk severely endangers the body.
These are the ingredients of this milk:
- Soymilk (Filtered water, whole soybeans)
- Cane Sugar
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin A palmitate
- Calcium Carbonate
- Vitamin D2
- Sea Salt
- Natural Flavor
The majority of the ingredients surely sound familiar, but you probably haven’t heard of carrageenan. It is a member of the family of linear sulfated polysaccharides which are extracted from red edible seaweeds.
They are commonly used in the food industry due to their stabilizing, gelling, and thickening properties.
The digestion of carrageenan is harmful to the body, and it has no nutritional value. In fact, it is destructive to the immune system, even though it is derived from a natural source.
It leads to a negative immune response which causes inflammation. Studies have found a link between carrageenan and the increased colon cancer rate, as well as gastrointestinal inflammation which can lead to chronic diarrhea, IBS, spastic colon, and inflammatory bowel disease.
What is most important is to always be well informed in order to make the best decision when it comes to your dietary choices.
Here are 10 reasons why you should avoid soy milk:
-- Soy involves plant estrogens known as phytoestrogens, which disrupt the function of the endocrine system and can cause infertility and breast cancer in women.
-Around 99% of soy is GMO, meaning that it has one of the highest pesticide contamination levels.
-- The process of production of soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein exposes the fragile soy proteins to high temperatures, which makes them harmful for human digestion.
-Soy foods are rich in aluminum, which is toxic to the body, and negatively affects the kidney and the nervous system. Moreover, aluminum has been associated with Alzheimer’s.
-Soybeans also involve haemagglutinin, which is a clot-promoting substance which forced red blood cells to clump together.
-- Soy also has toxic isoflavones – genistein and daidzein, which trigger the growth of existing breast cancer.
-- The spray-drying process leads to the formation of nitrates, which are powerful carcinogens.
-- Soybeans are rich in natural toxins that affect estrogen levels. The consumption of just two glasses of soy milk daily dramatically changes the hormones in a woman’s body and leads to disruptions of the menstrual cycle.
-- Soybeans and soy products are rich in phytic acid, which inhibits the assimilation of iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and copper.
-- Soy foods are also rich in goitrogens which inhibit the thyroid hormone production.
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