Soy Versus Dairy Milk

By: Ali Gorman
By: Ali Gorman

It seems more people today are choosing soy products over dairy than ever before. There's soy cheese, soy chips and even soy ice cream.

Kathryn Schultz, registered dietician at Ingham Regional Medical Center, says both cow's milk and soy milk have their benefits.

She says soy milk doesn't have the pesticides and occasional antibiotics found in cow's milk. But she says if you do choose to drink soy milk, make sure it is fortified with calcium, vitamin A and D. She also says soy products may help protect against heart disease and may also help with menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes.

Children under the age of two need to have regular milk unless they have soy formula with saturated fat.


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