Is anyone else into soy milk?

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  1. Mike Huay

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    I love this stuff! It tastes better on cereal than milk, and doesnt make me feel sick. Anyone else drink soy milk?
     
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    I've had a breakfast drink in Taiwan called dou-jyang. It's a "milk" made from soy beans, but I don't know if it's the same things as soy milk. The first time I had it I really didn't like it. But I developed a taste for it that had me craving it all the time. My cravings got so bad that I would buy my own soy beans and learned how to make it myself. Mmmmmmmm.... good stuff! Never had it on cereal though. Just drank it straight.
    It's been a while since I've had it, so you could say I've been "weened," but I could sure go for a glass of it right now. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    My wife used to drink it. I can't stand it. Leaves a horrible aftertaste and doesn't go well at all with my Golden Grahams.
     
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    Try it with granola, grapenuts, or life !
     
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    You know, when my g/f bought soy milk I thought it was just some bad-tasting yuppy version of milk - but I really like it now!

    The vanilla and chocolate soy milk is the best!
     
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    I have a friend that swears by the stuff for his family (4 kids & wife) but I never really liked the taste of it myself. Maybe it takes a little bit of getting used to?

    KyleS
     
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    My wife swoons over the stuff (Silk), but I think it tastes chalky. And the color is just a wee bit off, making me feel like it is just past the expiry date...
     
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    My trainer told me not to drink soy milk, most of it has too much sugar.
     
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    I love it, and I'm not lactose intolerant or a health nut. I go back and forth between soy milk and skim. Regular milk is just too heavy for me now.
     
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    Men should not drink soy milk. It's loaded with Estrogen!!!! Drink rice milk.
     
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    I love West Soy soy milk. Either Vanilla or Original is really good.
     
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    Soy milk contains phytoestrogen/isoflavones which are a bit of a double-edged sword. They reduce 'bad' cholesterol and possibly the incidence of breast cancer in women by restricting the production of estrogen and progesterone. But this reduction can have side-effects in women such as fatigue, constipation, weight gain and heavy menstruation.

    Soy is high in fibre, cholesterol-free and contains Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, but has also been shown to increase the aging of brain cells and can adversely affect thyroid hormone production. It also contains high levels of manganese and aluminium, which may (or may not) be bad for you.

    Recommendations I have heard are no more than one glass a day, although I've never managed to acquire a taste for it myself.

    Adam
     
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    Being a vegan, I do not drink animal milk. Soy milk is much better tasting and better for you. The thing about soy milk being bad for men is malarky. The dairy conglomerate wants Americans to believe that soy milk is bad for you when in fact pretty much ALL scientific studies not performed by the dairy council or their affiliates shows that cow's milk is what is harmful, not soy milk.
     
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    Well said Jackson. If you really want to learn more about this(not that jacks statement was bad) I suggest a book called Diet For A New America. Very informative.
     
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    Which brand? Vitasoy (unsweetened) is the best for my taste

    It's true about the double edged sword on soya milk. The thing is that EVERYTHING is a double edged sword.
     
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    I enjoy soy milk as well. If you can, get the unsweetend "purer" kind from a chinese grocery. I find that the chinese grocery soy milk is much cheaper, and doesn't have the sugar of more mainstream soymilk.
     
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    I'm a vegetarian (but not a vegan) and have tried soy milk. To me it has a funny aftertaste that I can only describe as sort of like a faint melon taste. I had to switch back to skim milk.

    How is rice milk compared to soy milk?
     
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    That's right Brett. 'Diet for a New America' is something everyone should read. Granted, already knew about most of the information in there, but for people seeking the truth, it is the most comprehensive book available about food in America (and the world).
     

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