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Interesting Benefits Of Soy Milk For The Ageing

It is often said that the body is the most complex machine ever created and like all machines after a period of time, it requires special maintenance to help it function at optimum capacity.

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Soy milk is one of the most popular alternatives to dairy milk in the w0rld today. With its high protein and fibre content, it’s not surprising that many health experts recommend it to people.

The interesting thing is that even with all it’s obvious health benefits, a lot of people haven’t warmed up to Soy Milk as an active part of their diet. This might be because soy milk is made from soaking, grinding and boiling soybeans in water and truth be told, it just doesn’t taste like milk.

Here are some specific benefits that just might make soy milk a more favourable choice for a healthier post-retirement life.

  • Healthy Heart

Soy milk helps with the heart and the entire cardiovascular system. It is low in calories and total fat and very high in protein levels which is a contrast to dairy milk. Also, soy milk has more unsaturated fats than saturated fats and this helps blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  • Antioxidants

Soy milk contains soy isoflavones which have high antioxidants. Studies have shown that these antioxidants can help to reduce oxidative stress, cell damage and liver damages caused by oxidative stress. Further studies have shown that it may help reduce menopausal symptoms in women.

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  • Weight Loss

Soy milk also helps to control obesity and helps with weight loss especially in men and postmenopausal women. It has a lower sugar content compared to regular milk, and the monounsaturated fatty acids in soy milk stop the intestinal absorption of fat which is good for weight loss.

  • Cancer Prevention

Research has also shown that intake of soy milk could help reduce serum estrogen levels which closely linked to the development of breast cancer. Post-menopausal women stand a higher risk of breast cancer and soy milk can be a good source of estrogen replacement. The isoflavones in soy milk also contribute immensely to the elimination of free radicals that could cause prostate cancer in men.

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