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Doctor insights on: Soy Milk Benefits And Disadvantages

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Benifits of soy milk?

Benifits of soy milk?

SoyMilk: I am not a fan of soy milk. Yes there are some benefits but studies from asia show that the people that benefit the most from soy are kids who have it all their lives. There was no real cancer protection from additional soy. The best soy comes from natural soy or very little processed soy such as edamame, soy nuts, tofu and tempeh. Try coconut or almond milk. ...Read more

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Can I mix soy milk with nesquick?

Yes: Feel free to mix soy milk with nesquick. ...Read more

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I wish to know how good is soy milk for you?

I wish to know how good is soy milk for you?

Not Good at All: There is nothing good about soy milk. It causes homonal disturbances, negatively affects your thyroid and blocks the absorption of vital minerals
drink water. ...Read more

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Is soy milk better for you than regular milk?

Is soy milk better for you than regular milk?

Depends: If you are intolerant to milk sugar (lactose) it certainly is. The fat content may be less. It may be emotionally satisfying to be avoiding animal products if you are vegan. ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for women if it isn't organic?

Is soy milk bad for women if it isn't organic?

No: Soy milk is just fine for everyone that is not allergic to soy. Being organic is not necessary. ...Read more

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What is soy milk good for and what is it bad for?

Good source:: Protein, calcium and non-dairy, for people with lactose-intolerance. It's a nice alternative to cow's milk. If you have a soy allergy, then not good, but otherwise, no 'bad' effects from soy milk. ...Read more

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Is soy milk healthy if consumed in large quantities?

Is soy milk healthy if consumed in large quantities?

All in moderation: The old saying "all things in moderation" is true. Too much of anything could, in theory, be bad for you. What do you consider a large quantity of soy milk? Is this balanced with a good diet? What age person is drinking "large quantities? " the most important thing to look for when buying soy milk is that it is organic and made from non-genetically engineered soy beans. ...Read more

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How is soy milk made and how does it affect my heath?

How is soy milk made and how does it affect my heath?

See details: Soymilk is not milk but a beverage made from soybeans. It contains little calcium but studies suggest that substances found in soymilk may reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is soy milk a good substitute for real milk for kids?

Is soy milk a good substitute for real milk for kids?

Soy milk good for ki: Only for kids who are really allergic or intolerant of cows milk, but it gives the same number of calories per ox and a good sourse of protein and free of lactose. ...Read more

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What happens if my baby boy can't do dairy, but soy milk should be avoided. What should I give him?

What happens if my baby boy can't do dairy, but soy milk should be avoided. What should I give him?

Options: If You cannot breast feed, your son cannot use regular or soy based formulas there are what are called elemental formulas. Do not go to one of these formulas without talking to your pediatrician. I find that it is a rare infant that truly needs them and they are very expensive. (at least in my area) ...Read more

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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...Read more

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Does soy milk affect fertility?

Does soy milk affect fertility?

No: Not if it is drunk in normal and non-excessive amounts. ...Read more

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How does soy milk help my diabetes?

How does soy milk help my diabetes?

Lactose is Sugar: Milk is one of the high sugar foods you can be consuming. Any milk that you ingest that lowers the sugar burden is better than regular milk. For my patients who insist on milk when they are diabetic I recommend non-sweetened almond milk. ...Read more

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Can soy milk be making 14 month old sick?

Can soy milk be making 14 month old sick?

Yes: Soy based milk can trigger an allergic or other reaction in an infant just like milk. In fact, 40% of infants and toddlers who are intolerant or allergic to cow milk are intolerant to soy. ...Read more

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What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

Why drink soy?: Unless you are on certain medications (e.g. Doxycycline, thyroid supplements, etc) you probably don't need to time the soy milk intake. I would argue that you shouldn't be drinking soy milk everyday especially if you have history of thyroid disease. Soy (like other goitrogens) competes with thyroid hormone receptors in the body and may lead to low thyroid function. Why not try almond milk? ...Read more

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What occurs if I put lactase pills in soy milk?

Nothing: Soy milk does not contain lactose which is what your are breaking down with the lactase pills. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Is almond or soy milk more healthy than regular milk?

Is almond or soy milk more healthy than regular milk?

Lactose: It is all about sugar. Regular milk has too much sugar for most adults who are overweight. Unsweetened almond milks is the best for least amounts of sugars. ...Read more

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Is soy milk healthy for someone trying to lose weight?

Is soy milk healthy for someone trying to lose weight?

Not particularly: Like everything else, it is O.K. In small amounts and bad with taking it in large amounts as a "health drink". If you want to lose weight stop all forms of sugar. ...Read more

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Is soy milk really unhealthy for women to be drinking?

Is soy milk really unhealthy for women to be drinking?

Not true: Soy milk is a good source of protein and an alternative to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

NO: Question if soy milk is in the same group as "milk, yogurt, cheese" group. NO. Soy milk is soy based, which is a different protein than cow's milk protein. Traditional milk, yogurt, and cheese are made from cow's milk. All these have alternative to cow's milk, such as soy, almond, coconut, etc. ...Read more

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Any bad consequences drinking a lot of soy milk? (for men)

Any bad consequences drinking a lot of soy milk? (for men)

No: No, no known side effects. The claim of feminization is complete nonsense - never been proven. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lactaid milk and soy milk?

What is the difference between lactaid milk and soy milk?

Cows milk vs soy: Lactaid milk is still cows milk with the same protein, vitamins, and calcium as regular cows milk, and is also lactose free. Soy milk is derived from soy beans, so it is also lactose free. It does not have the same protein content as cows milk. They are both good if you suffer from lactose intolerance. ...Read more