Soy milk vs. moo milk... pro's and con's?

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sweetpy0028

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 16:06
I drink both. I want to know if there is really any benafit to either. Is one better than the other and why?
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k8yk

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 16:14
This seems relatively unbiased:

Let’s compare 100-gram portions (3.5 ounces) of soymilk vs. cow’s milk:

Cow’s milk has 61 calories. Soymilk has 33 calories. Cow’s milk contains 3.34 grams of fat. Soymilk contains 1.91 grams of fat.

Cow’s milk has 14 milligrams of cholesterol and no dietary fiber. Soymilk contains 1.3 grams of fiber and has zero cholesterol.

Cow’s milk contains a full range of amino acids. Soymilk
also contains a full range of amino acids.

Both contain plenty of protein. Cow’s milk actually has one- half gram more protein than the 100-gram portion of soymilk.

Soymilk contains greater amounts of certain amino acids
including arginine, alanine, aspartic acid, and glycine.

Arginine slows the growth of cancers by strengthening the immune system. Alanine aids in the metabolism of sugars. Aspartic acid increases stamina and plays a vital role in metabolism, acting as an anti-oxidant. Glycine is necessary for brain and nervous system functioning and muscle/energy metabolism.

When milk is pasteurized, Vitamins A, C, and D are
destroyed. The same can be said for those vitamins when
soymilk is manufactured. Soymilk does contain more than four times the amount of thiamin (Vitamin B-1) and nearly twice the amount of niacin (Vitamin B-3) as does cow's milk.

Soymilk also contains more magnesium, copper, and manganese than does cow’s milk. In order to absorb calcium, one needs magnesium. Copper also aids in bone formation. One early sign of osteoporosis is a deficiency in copper. Soymilk contains twelve times the amount of copper as does cow’s milk. Soymilk also contains 42 times the amount of manganese
as does cow’s milk. Manganese is also needed for bone
formation. People with anemia rely upon manganese for iron storage. Trace amounts of manganese are essential for neural transmissions, protein metabolism, and many other body functions.


http://www.soytoy.com/soyvsmilk.html

The only other thing I'd add is be careful of Vanilla or Chocolate flavored soy milk- there can be quite a bit of added sugar.
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sweetpy0028

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 17:05
Lol! I really should have just asked you in the first place! I never get the flavored soy milk when I buy it because I cook savory foods with it too. Thank you for your help. You really are the best!
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healsdata

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 19:53
To compare and contrast, here's an article that discusses the dangers of soy: Soy Alert!

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"There's no doubt that the Atkins diet will lower your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure and get rid of your diabetes, but then what?" asked Dr. Robert Rosati, the cardiologist who runs The Rice Diet Program Clinic, granddaddy of Durham's diet centers.

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k8yk

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 21:04
And just to be fair, here's an article about the dangers of milk:
Dangers of Milk

Embarassed
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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 21:07
Great info! Thanks for sharing!
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healsdata

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 21:28
k8yk wrote:
And just to be fair, here's an article about the dangers of milk:
Dangers of Milk

Embarassed


Yeah, I wouldn't really recommend drinking either of them.

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"There's no doubt that the Atkins diet will lower your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure and get rid of your diabetes, but then what?" asked Dr. Robert Rosati, the cardiologist who runs The Rice Diet Program Clinic, granddaddy of Durham's diet centers.

I guess there's really no pleasing some people. Laughing (Source: http://bit.ly/ekORk0)
kari1

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 21:31
before you guys compare both stories you have to know:

Soy companies do not make the cash that dairy companies do. Anti-soy research is paid for by big dairy companies to keep you away from converting. The detail of what soy does to your body at the molecular level is way suspicious to me!!!! You gotta ask yourself - WHY THE HECK DO THEY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT SOY?? lol

big research is bigger cash!!!!!! show me the money!
k8yk

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 21:58
Don't be so sure, kari! Soy is big, big business too. It is in practically every processed food. Soy is second only to corn in the US.

http://www.epa.gov/oecaagct/ag101/cropmajor.html

There's a lot to be said about HOW you consume soy...

Myths & Truths About Soy
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sweetpy0028

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Posted: 07 Apr 2010, 00:14
Both, in general, have their ups and downs. I am going to lean towards soy milk being a little bit better. I dont eat over processed soy beans like to-furkey... that's just gross. It seems that soy or moo moo milk is just like everything else, just fine in moderation.
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Brick

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Posted: 07 Apr 2010, 02:43
I remember from one of the e-articles from Mike Geary, the author of Truth About Six Packs, that soy promotes estrogen in males so if you're trying to lose weight don't drink too much Soy milk because if you have estrogen its harder for you to lose fat.



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