JOMBANG, KabarJombang.com – There are various kinds of milk that can be consumed for the body. There are animal milks including cow’s milk and goat’s milk. But often our bodies cannot accept the animal milk because they have allergies.
If you or your family has this condition, you can switch to consuming plant-based milks such as soy milk. Not much different from cow’s milk, soy milk can be an alternative source of protein for the body. This milk comes from soybeans that are boiled and ground.
Soy milk contains essential omega-3s and flavonoids which are anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective. In addition, because it comes from plants, it is naturally free of cholesterol, low in saturated fat and does not contain lactose.
The content in soy milk makes this milk good for daily consumption. Soy milk has many health benefits and benefits, including:
Maintain Heart Health
Amino acids and flavonoids contained in soy milk turned out to function to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Soy is also a plant that can increase good cholesterol and prevent heart disease. In addition, soybeans are high in fatty acids such as omega-3 which can reduce blood fat levels so that it can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Maintain Bone Health
The content of Vitamin D in soy milk is very good for our bone health. In addition, the calcium content in soy milk can improve bone health and make it stronger, and its structure remains intact thereby reducing the risk of fractures. Regular consumption of soy milk can reduce the possibility of osteoporosis in the elderly.
Soy milk has lower calories even though it has almost the same amount of protein as cow’s milk, so you don’t have to be afraid that consuming soy milk will increase your weight. In addition, soy milk is also rich in fiber which has a good impact on weight and good cholesterol. By consuming soy milk and combining it with a low-fat diet and maintaining muscle mass, it is suitable for losing weight.
Soy milk also contains zinc which is good for maintaining the immune system. In addition, the antioxidants contained in soy milk are able to protect the body from free radicals that can damage the body.
The content of Vitamin B6 and B complex is very useful to improve your mood. The magnesium content in soy milk will release the serotonin hormone in the body which functions as an anti-depressant.
Soy milk contains Vitamin B12 which functions to produce red blood cells that can overcome anemia. It is very suitable for vegetarians or those who are allergic to cow’s milk to still meet the needs of Vitamin B12 by consuming soy milk.