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Soymilk Protein Markedly Superior to Cow Milk Protein

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
August 5, 2017
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Legumes, Vegan

Protein is essential for the growth and maintenance of tissues, organs and muscles and the protein in soy is complete protein with all nine essential amino acids.

Soymilk contains complete protein and both soymilk and cow milk contain the about the same amount of protein and each provides all nine essential amino acids, but that is where the similarity ends

While cow milk provides a similar amount of protein, it also contains twice the fat and calories, not to mention 5 grams of unhealthy saturated fat.

Cow milk also contains more than twice the amount of methionine as soymilk. Methionine is an amino acid and the center atom of methionine is sulfur.

Drinking cow milk acidifies the body pH, which triggers a biological correction. Calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is in the bones.

Osteoporosis is a condition that has been shown to be diet-related.

Animal protein, like that found in cow milk creates an acid condition in the blood which the body must neutralize by taking calcium from the bones. Nations eating the most animal protein have the highest rates of osteoporosis.

The countries in the world with the highest rate of calcium intake, and that includes North America, have the highest rates of hip fractures among the elderly.1

The largest source of calcium in these countries is dairy products. In the Nurse’s Health Study, one of the largest diet and health studies ever conducted, researchers found that high total calcium intake and milk consumption did not protect against osteoporotic fractures.2

The only reason the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for calcium is set so high in the west (1200 mg) is to attempt to make up for the sulphur based animal protein… and it does not help, because the body cannot absorb more than 500mg.

In addition to the many scientific studies that have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to cow milk consumption, the most ironic in light of the industry’s massive saturation advertising campaign, is that not only do we barely absorb the calcium in cow milk but to make matters worse, it actually increases calcium loss from the bones.

Marie Oser is a best-selling author, writer/producer and host of VegTV. Her latest book is The Skinny on Soy.  Follow Marie on Facebook and Twitter

1Abelow BJ, Holford TR, Insogna KL. Cross-cultural association between dietary animal protein and hip fracture: a hypothesis. Calcif Tissue Int. 1992 Jan;50(1):14-8.

2Feskanich D, Willett WC, Colditz GA. Calcium, vitamin D, milk consumption and hip fractures: a prospective study among postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr 2003;77(2): 504-11.

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