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Is soy milk good for you?

by Toni Olukiran

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A popular drink amongst plant-based and dairy-free people, soy milk is the milk alternative of choice for many each morning for bowls of cereal or topping up coffees. So is it good for you? Find out everything you need to know about soy milk’s nutritional benefits here. 

What is soy milk?

Soy milk is a plant-based alternative to dairy milk made from soybeans. Soybeans have been used to make milk for thousands of years, being used in traditional Chinese broths and drinks. To make ‘milk’, soy beans are boiled, blended together with water and then strained to remove the pulp from the milk. 

Is soy milk good for you?

Soy milk has several properties that give it a good nutritional profile:

  • Good source of plant-based protein
  • Fortified with Vitamins C, D, B vitamins and calcium
  • Natural source of vitamin K
  • Low in fat
  • Low in sugar

Compared to cow’s milk, soy milk contains less calories, but contains a similar nutritional profile since cow’s milk is also fortified with key vitamins, making soy milk a great alternative. Soy milk can definitely be good for you when incorporated into a balanced diet. 

Want some recommendations on the best plant milks? This is your next read. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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