Is soy milk fattening?


Quick Answer

Soy milk is not fattening, as one 8-ounce glass of soy milk contains only 4 grams of fat and 0.5 grams of saturated fat. However, soy milk contains 11 grams of carbohydrates and around 115 calories, both of which can turn to fat in a high caloric diet.

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Soy milk and low-fat dairy milk have a similar nutritional value; however, soy milk does not contain lactose. FitDay explains that soy fat is good for the body. Soy milk contains monounsaturated fat, which prevents increase of blood fat and intestinal cholesterol absorption.

Soy milk is also full vitamins. According to FitDay, a cup of soy milk contains 30 percent of the recommended daily intake of riboflavin and 50 percent of vitamin B12. It also contains other amino acids and protein, which benefit the body.

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