Can’t I have my Chocolate Soy Milk?
Hi Erin, I do so like chocolate soy milk from WalMart or Kroger……….yummy to me, yet you say that anything soy is not good for you……aarrgghh…I like my soy chocolate milk
Well, I guess there are worse things to drink … like soda, Hershey’s syrup in milk, and Ovaltine! I wrote about soy in general in past posts.
Soy has isoflavones that can act like estrogen.
- It is extremely harmful to infants when fed soy formula and it is very risky for adults to consume unfermented soy.
- The phytic acid in soy can block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Soy is very hard to digest and may cause GI distress.
- Soy is one of the top 8 allergens.
- Soy can cause problems with your immune system and your thyroid gland. Eventually, this could lead to hypothyroidism – fatigue, brain fog, sluggishness.
Chocolate soy milk probably is very tasty! It is loaded with sweeteners.
I’m not sure what brand you like, but all the brands I checked had several kinds of added sugar including cane sweetener, brown rice sweetener, barley malt, etc.
- For an 8 oz glass of chocolate soy milk with sugar you are getting about 6 tsp of sugar.
- This is a highly processed, hard to digest dessert, at best!
- Brands claiming sugar free are worse because they use artificial sweeteners like Sucralose (Splenda)
- Other ingredients might include: Synthetic vitamins, carrageenan, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors – probably not as natural as it sounds.
Natural chocolate flavor – who knows what this is?
Carrageenan – an inflammatory agent that may contain MSG and is found in ice cream, beer and toothpaste. Use fluoride-free and carrageenan-free oral care products.
For more information please read The Whole Soy Story by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD
I have also written a fully referenced paper on soy that I am happy to share with my readers, just ask. I know this isn’t the news you wanted to hear.
Bottom line on soy milk? Adios!
There is a multi-billion dollar soy industry pumping out lots of propaganda and marketing to get folks to believe that soy is beneficial to health.
So, what should you drink?
- Herbal tea
- Green smoothies
- Make your own nutmilk
- NingXia Red (a shot in a glass of San Pellegrino)
- Dandy Blend
Getting the sugar out of your diet and cutting out the breads and flour products will cut your craving for sweet drinks.
Be healthy! You are worth it!
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