Each contains vitamins, minerals, protein, sugars and fat and comes in a variety of flavors. It is the amount and quality those ingredients that makes the difference, not the taste.
I used my daily fat burning walk to go to the supermarket. When there, I went to the dairy aisle to purchase soy milk.
Soy milk is great for those nutritional shakes for weight loss. It seems 90% of those nutritional shake recipes call for skim or soy milk, but not whole milk. Why is this, I wonder?
Experts (including me) will tell you that soy milk has 6 to 12 grams of protein per serving and when added to a protein shake can give up to 20 grams per serving. Whole cow's milk also has 8 grams of protein per serving. So what's the difference?
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the health claim that "25 g of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."
Soy is a source of high-quality protein that helps you eat less often and decreases hunger. Soy protein helps to maintain muscle mass during weight loss or body building programs. Soy is a fast-digesting, high-quality protein source with a superior amino acid profile (it's high in arginine and glutamine as well as the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine), and isoflavones are powerful antioxidants with multiple health benefits. Okay, there is a difference in the quality of protein in milk.
Therefore, if you are trying to lose weight a reduction in sugar content in your diet makes a lot of sense. Reducing the sugars you cosume can result in burning stored fat. A glass of soy milk contains only 7 g of sugars while whole milk has 11 g of sugars. So a big differnce there, 50% more sugars in whole milk vs. soy.
Whole (cow's) Milk
|Ingredient||Serving - 8 oz||% Daily Value||Serving - 8 oz||% Daily Value|
|Calories from fat||25||70|
|Poly unsat. fat||1.5g||n/a|
|Mono unsat. fat||0.5g||n/a|
Okay now that we got that settled what is soy milk good for besides it's nutritional value? Making soy milk shakes of course. When mixed with Formula 1 nutritional shake mix soy milk significantly increases the nutritional value of the shake, whereas whole milk doesn't.
A-ha the truth comes out. When looking at the comparison chart many people would agree that both varieties are within acceptable limits for a healthy diet. But, if your are looking to make a milk shake then using to soy milk makes a lot more sense. Especially if you want are trying to lose weight.
If this sounds like you, then you might be interested in the nutritional value of soy protein based Formula 1 shake mix.Soy milk vs. whole milk - which one makes a better milk shake? How much difference is there between whole (cow's) milk and Soy milk? Plenty, if you ask me. In reality the differences are not that far apart.