Be warned about this common health food.
Soya milk is touted as a completely safe and nutritious health food which has encouraged almost everyone to jump on the soya milk bandwagon. It tastes great with our drinks and in our cereal. But, how can soya milk be dangerous?
As the liquid residue of cooked soya beans, soya milk contains isoflavones which are good for your heart health. However, you can only reap these benefits if you get natural versions of soya milk.
Most soya milk brands we find at supermarkets are made with chemically processed soya beans. To avoid this, simply take a look at the ingredients list and make sure that the milk is made with whole soya beans.
Another thing to check is the expiration date. If it’s really far off, that’s not a good thing because that means that a lot of additives have been included to prolong the life of the milk.
Lastly, make sure that sugar or flavourings have not been listed in the ingredient list. If you have soya milk daily, these calories could quickly add up!
To err on the side of caution, you can always switch to almond milk. Here’s how to make it from scratch at home, without any harmful chemicals or additives!