Is soy milk good for you?!

Question: Is soy milk good for you?
Hi guys. So I have a stomach condition that I would prefer not to go into but I cannot have any dairy because of it. I've started drinking soy milk. Now, I only have it about once a week but some people are trying to convince me that I'll get permanent thyroid problems and that I'll simply DIE if I don't stop drinking it. Is any of this nonsense true?


I have been drinking soya milk for years and i am fit and healthy and i have never had any problems.

Yes very true, unfermented soy is bad.
High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.
Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body's requirement for B12.
Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D.
Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.
There are alternative "milks" to drink beside soy if you can't have dairy.

They say good and bad things about soy. It's something still under research. I drink soy milk occasionally because I like the taste, but I alternate or mix with almond milk to reduce intake, since I eat a lot of soy.

They say it's not too advisable for guys because of estrogen, but they also say it protects against prostate cancer.

It's just one of those things you have to decide on your own.

But in the sense of protein and fortified nutrients, yes, soy milk is good for you. It also has no cholesterol. I buy this brand from Silk that has DHA in it, especially good if you don't eat fish.

Well, I haven't heard of anyone DYING from drinking soymilk, however, I have heard of strange cases of higher estrogen contents, leading to premature female development in both male and female, avid drinkers. The deal is, supposedly when the big companies extract the "milk" from those tiny little beans, they add estrogen hormones to give the milk flavor, richness, and more substance. Other people on the other hand decide that this rumor is hogwash, and they continue drinking it anyways. You must weigh the costs for yourself.

Yes, soy milk is good for you. And I don't think anyone's died from drinking it. Most of the negative things said about soy is a myth. It's healthier for you that what most of the people saying it's bad for you drink. :)

Check this out if you want to info from the pros:…

soy milk is great for you, but it does imitate the female hormone estrogen. so, being a guy i would opt for almond milk. it tastes awesome and has antioxidants!

try almond milk or coconut milk----both are now readily available in the dairy section of the market (nr the soy milk) and both taste fantastic!

According to most Diet Specialists it is more health and has less calories then Normal milk. So basically it is healthy.

Yes, soy milk is very healthy for you. But it is expensive.

can not say its better for you, but i can say it taste bad


Organic, GMO-free soy milk consumed moderately won't harm you. In fact, it has some health benefits. You may want to alternate with other plant-based milks for variety. Think of it this way - soy is practically a staple in many Asian diets (Japan, China, Indonesia, etc). Are they all dying? Is soy toxic for them?

Consume as much as they do... in moderation. However, don't make a habit out of eating soy hotdogs, soy cheese, etc and all other westernized soy versions of dairy comfort food... especially when most of these are GMO.

Opt for real food. If your worry is not getting sufficient calcium, then up your intake of leafy greens, green vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds.

Vegan sources of calcium:…

Plus, there are countless other veg*an milks you can try - almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc, all of which are delicious! Especially the almond, but that's my preference. :)

Finally, bear in mind that most who speak against the "evils" of soy have an agenda in mind. Most of it is dairy-sponsored propaganda.

And just to put you at ease, you might want to see what Dr. Weil has to say on soy... pretty much what I just told you.

"I'm aware of Internet paranoia on the subject of soy and the contention that only fermented soy is safe to consume. That is simply not true. Some of the best forms of soy - edamame, tofu and soy nuts - are unfermented and are much more likely to help you than hurt you."

"Thyroid Problems: Excess consumption of soy can affect thyroid function, but only if you have a thyroid disorder to begin with or if you're not getting enough iodine in your diet (a rare deficiency in the United States). If you take medication for hypothyroidism (low thyroid), and are concerned about the effect of eating two daily servings of soy, have your thyroid levels checked regularly."

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