Soy milk is the liquid you get by soaking soy beans in water then boiling and grinding them. It is full of nutrients, especially fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals and proteins. These nutrients boost and enhance the natural functions of your body thus improving your health. However, there are more reasons why you should consume soy milk regularly, such as:
1- soy milk is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also has phyto-antioxidants. All these components are necessary to strengthen your blood vessels and make them more flexible and resilient to changes in blood pressure, thus preventing them from lesions or hemorrhaging.
2- Consuming soy milk instead of dairy milk significantly lowers cholesterol. This is due to the fact that the fatty acids in it is monounsaturated and polyunsaturated and thus it has zero cholesterol, and even more it suppresses the transfer of cholesterol in blood. In short, it is your life saving pill if you have a family history of coronary heart disease.
3- Not many fruits or vegetables are rich in phytoestrogen, but soy milk is. It suppresses the production of testosterone in men, which is associated with some illnesses such as prostate cancer and hypertrophy.
4- phytoestrogen in soy milk also increases calcium absorption rate, which is usually slowed and hindered with age. Thus it prevents the loss of bone mass. Studies showed that those who consume soy milk regularly have lower risks of diseases such as Osteoporosis.
5- Soy milk has low sugar and high protein content making it ideal for weight loss diets. A cup of soy milk contains the same number of calories a cup of skimmed milk has. Moreover, soy milk contains monounsaturated fatty acids which can suppress intestinal absorption of fat, which helps you more in weight loss. It also has rich fiber content which makes you feel full for longer time.