Friday, 25 July 2008

Soy Vey

A news item from Scientific American is casting new shadows on my love affair with soy milk. Back in April I have reported how BPA, decorating most plastic bottles we (and our babies) drink from, seems to be interpreted by the body as female hormones and thus damage the working balance of the male human body. They probably don't do much good to the female body either.
Anyway, now it seems as if there is reason to suspect soy has similar effects on us.

As someone who loves his soy milk and who drinks quite a lot of it, the question I'm asking is where to from here?
My stomach doesn't get along well with normal milk, not to mention normal milk not being good for you to begin with (that is, unless you're a young cow). What am I supposed to have for breakfast, then? Raw porridge with a glass of mineral water on the side?


miss-elaineous said...

I have heard alternatives are oat milk or rice milk. Not sure how good these are for you, or how they taste for that matter. I am also a fellow soy milk drinker.

Moshe Reuveni said...

Thanks for the tip. I forgot rice milk exists. I think Aldi might even have it. Worth trying!

Uri said...

You can also try goat milk. It's supposed to be easier for digestion or something.

Moshe Reuveni said...

I'm quite sure I won't like it... But thanks for the advice.

Jasmine said...

Oat milk, rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk, macadamia nut milk, any kind of nut milk. Or you can make your own. Google it. Any whole foods or trader joes or natural foods section of virtually any grocery store will have at least one of those as an option.

Moshe Reuveni said...

Thanks for the tips, Jasmine.
By now I have tried oat milk and rice milk, with rice milk being the official replacement for soy.
The sad part of the story is that rice milk costs twice as much as soy does and is unavailable where we do most of our food shopping (Aldi); we have to go to the more expensive supermarkets to get it.