Due to the fact that soy milk contains no lactose and is low in fat and cholesterol, when fortified it contains needed vitamins mineral and calcium, many families have resorted to choosing it over the regular cow milk all in the name of trying to improve their nutrition.

All said about soy milk, a beverage obtained from a soybean which was once listed as an industrial by product instead of food in U.S. Department of Agriculture handbook in 1913. One of the articles that went viral had a headline that read “Soy is not healthy; it can cause health problems because it contains some very harmful ingredients.

The ingredients in soy milk are:

  • Soy milk (filtered water or whole soybeans)
  • Cane sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Carrageenan
  • Natural flavor
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Vitamin A palmite
  • Vitamin D2
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B12

Some if not all of these ingredients look so not bad. But have you thought of what carrageenans are? They are commonly used in the food processing industry for gelling, stabilizing and thickening. Carrigeenans are not only indigestible, they have no nutritional value.

So what are the 10 alarming reasons why you should never drink soy milk?

  1. Soybean contains large quantities of natural toxins or “antinutrients.” These antinutrients are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake. In test animals, diets high in these antinutrients called trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer.
  2. Soy contains harmful substances in soy products include haemagglutinin, goitrogens, phytic acid, nitrates, and phytoestrogens (in large amounts.) Haemagglutinin enables red blood cells clumping so that they cannot properly absorb oxygen for distribution to the body’s tissues.
  3. Soy milk intake has caused a huge number of the world’s population to have thyroid issues because it contains goitrogens; substances that depress thyroid function.
  4. Soybeans are also high in phytic acid which can block the uptake of essential minerals like; calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc-in the intestinal tract and this contributes to widespread mineral deficiencies in third world countries.
  5. There is a possibility of soy allergy. It is a very common type of food allergy which occurs mostly in infants and children and in some adults. People with asthma and peanut allergy can be very sensitive to soy. Reactions range from itching and a few hives to abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathing problems, and swelling of the throat.
  6. It has been proven that soy contain one of the highest levels of pesticide contamination of all foods. Research has it that soy contains high levels of isoflavones which are a group of phytoestrogens  and these phytoestrogens are estrogen hormone-like chemicals found in plants which mimic the natural estrogens produced by the human body as well as the synthetic estrogens found in contraceptive pills after the intake of soy, the human body simply mistakes the phytoestrogens for
  7. For babies fed with soy, they will receive the equivalent of approximately one to two birth control pills per day through the isoflavones and the result can be very damaging. However, the same applies to children. Little girls who are overly estrogenized in this way may go through premature puberty and little boys may experience delayed or arrested puberty. Researchers also found that soy may increase the chances of estrogen-dependent breast cancer in some women.
  8. When you put these toxins present in soy in your body, it makes it difficult for your body to maintain its overall health. As a result, you become overweight, sluggish and your health declines considerably.
  9. All said, another laboratory research has it that the exposure to estrogenic chemicals from soy in the womb or during childhood has the potential to affect a woman’s fertility as an adult and possibly providing insight into some cases of unexplained female infertility.
  10. The present claim is that; in countries where soy is a dietary staple, such as China and Indonesia, soy consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of certain chronic diseases but the real thing stands that; the soybean itself is inedible. It contains toxins meant to ward off insect predators and is harmful to human health.

Source: David Wolfe