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Soy milks not all soy good

Soy milk has been heavily promoted to us as a health food, and a suitable alternative to cow’s milk, especially for those who are lactose intolerant. There are now many brands available on the market and some are better than others.

Before choosing a brand of soy milk to buy, it is important to do some label investigation ¬ñ just because it is in the health food aisle doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best choice for you and your family.

Cheaper or less reputable brands of soy milk may contain chemical additives and other ingredients that we would prefer to avoid. Ingredient labels on some brands include canola oil (also an potential issue if avoiding GM foods), sugars and preservatives.

Of course there are good brands available and also other alternatives like rice or oat milk that can be explored. Read more

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Lindy Schneider is a writer and researcher with a keen interest in health, wellbeing and natural childcare. She is an advocator of a chemical-free lifestyle in the best interests of her family, the community and a sustainable world. She lives in the Yarra Valley with her partner and two young children.

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