10 Disturbing Reasons Why You Should NEVER Drink Soy Milk!

Thanks to the health revolution that has been in trend, so many households have moved from the use of dairy milk to the so-called ‘healthier’ soy milk. The reason given for using soy milk is that it doesn’t have lactose as in cow’s milk. People such as vegans and others who suffer from lactose intolerance may find soy milk to be a great choice.

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In fact, fortified soy milk can be seen as a rich source of so many nutrients including proteins, vitamins B, calcium, and iron. It is also low in cholesterol and saturated fats. All this seems to create a great, healthy picture for soy milk.

But research shows that taking soy milk can pose serious risk to your health.


Soy milk has the following ingredients in it:

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

You may have heard about most of these ingredients, and they may not seem like that harmful. However, carrageenan is something that most people don’t know about.

Carrageenans belong to the family of linear sulfated polysaccharides. The source is red edible seaweed, from which it is sourced through extraction. They are usually used within the food industry because of their properties like stabilizing, thickening and gelling.

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Our body is unable to digest carrageenan. What is even more concerning is that it doesn’t have any nutritional value. You may argue that it is sourced from natural sources, but it is of no benefit to our body. On the other hand, it has destructive properties for our immune system.

Carrageenan will trigger negative immune response in your body causing inflammation. It has been found through research that it can increase the risk of colon cancer. It can also increase the rate of gastrointestinal inflammation which can further cause problems like:

  • Spastic colon
  • IBS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic diarrhea

It is up to you to determine what kind of food you will eat. But you should be well informed so that you make the right decision for the good of your health. There has been a lot of controversy around soy milk for many years. However, there is more to it than just controversy because there is ample amount of evidence that shows the harmful effects of soy milk on your body.

10 Reasons Soy Milk Means Harm To Your Body

Here are 10 reasons why soy milk means harm to your body:

  1. Soybeans are loaded with natural toxins which interfere with your estrogen levels. Even if you drink just 2 glasses of soy milk daily, it can have a big impact in altering these hormones in women’s body. This can cause disruption of your menstrual cycle.
  2. Soybeans have haemagglutinin. This substance promotes clotting, the clumping together of red blood cells.
  3. Most people don’t know that 99% of soy is genetically modified. This means the level of pesticide contamination is very high.
  4. There is very high amount of phytic acid in both soybeans and soy products. This acid causes inhibition in the assimilation of iron, calcium, copper, zinc and magnesium.
  5. There is high amount of aluminium in soy foods. This metal is toxic for our body. It has a negative impact on our kidneys and nervous system. Researchers have also found links between aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. When it is processed, fragile soy proteins get exposed to extremely high temperatures. This is done for making textured vegetable protein and soy protein isolate. But this turns the proteins harmful for human digestion.
  7. There are toxic isoflavones like daidzein and genistein in soy. Patients already having breast cancer can experience stimulation in growth of the cancer.
  8. There are estrogens known as phytoestrogens found in soy. They cause disruption of endocrine function. They can also cause breast cancer and infertility when soy milk is taken by women.
  9. High amounts of goitrogens are found in soy foods. They cause blocking of thyroid hormone production.
  10. When soy passes through spray drying process, it causes the formation of potent carcinogens called nitrates.

Source: www.davidwolfe.com

Another sources linked in David Wolfe’s article: www.livestrong.com

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