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Soy Milk Nutrition Facts
Soy milk is made by soaking soybeans, grinding them with water. The fluid which result after straining is called soy milk. You can make soy milk at home with basic kitchen tools or with a soy milk machine.
Plain soy milk is very nutritive: it's an excellent source of low-fat protein that contains all nine essential amino acids; it contains isoflavones, plant chemicals that help lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol) if taken as part of a “heart healthy” eating plan; it’s an excellent source of B-vitamins.
Soy milk is free of milk sugar (lactose) and is a good choice for people who are lactose intolerant. Also, soy milk is a good alternative for those who are allergic to cow's milk.
Japanese men have a remarkably low rate of prostate cancer and many scientists credit soy, a staple of Asian diets. As little as a serving a day half a cup of soy milk on your cereal can make a difference.
Soy milk is not a rich source of calcium, this is why most commercial soy milk products are fortified with calcium.
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