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Just wondering. I was thinking of switching from regular milk to something vegan friendly as the other food i eat is almost vegan anyway i may as well go all the way for a little extra effort and reap the rewards.

I would get almond milk but i think its expensive :S Anyway is there any cheap vegan milk substitute that is cheap?
 

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I'm careful to get non-GMO. But other than that no problems with soy milk, or soy in general
 

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it's vastly inferior to almond milk! that's what's wrong with *all* the other milks. i accidentally picked up coconut milk yesterday. what a disappointment!

almond is the king!
Almond milk is garbage.
 

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Brands vary, so try out a few different ones - if you find one you don't like, don't dismiss soya milk, just dismiss that brand for your personal tastes. I use sweetened soy milk and it's lovely - it's thick and creamy, like whole milk. My husband, a vegetarian, much prefers it to cows milk. It's a supermarket own-brand, so you don't always need the big names for quality and taste - experiment
 

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what i meant was some people have stated that soy can cause some long term health issues what are they are they substantiated?
From what I have seen, they are indeed unsubstantiated. There haven't been a huge amount of tests done, and those tests are only as conclusive as the people analyzing those tests want them to be. A soy bean is, well, just a bean. The idea that it causes long term health issues would be as unlikely as any other bean being singled out for causing long term health issues.

Soy also happens to be one of the most commonly genetically modified products in the U.S. (not sure about other countries), second only to corn, however, so the possibility that any harm that it can potentially cause is due to people screwing around with it, as opposed to the problem being from the soy in and of itself, cannot be discounted. That is why I avoid GMO soy products.

But non GMO soy, as far as I can tell, is just another food. Even evidence against GMO soy is fairly inconclusive, and I avoid it mostly as a precaution. In moderation, or even in relatively high amounts, it should be fine. Being a protein based food, however, I would not suggest consuming soy as the bulk of your caloric intake.
 

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Soy milk in and of itself isn't bad for you. However, a lot of brands add sugar/sweeteners because many people don't like the taste of plain soy milk.

I'm not sure about rice milk, but I've been able to easily find almond milk without any added sweeteners.
 

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The pro and anti soy discussion has been going on for years, and it's hard to discern what the truth really is. Most of the arguments against soy are actually referring to GMO soy (which is, honestly, like 90% of the soy products we consume - check your labels). I try to only eat Organic (automatically non-GMO) or soy that is labeled non-GMO. I don't consume nearly as much soy as I have in the past, but it's still a significant part of my diet. I feel comfortable with this approach.

GMO soy and corn are evil, on many levels. I avoid GMO corn at all cost these days.
 

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I'm trying out different none dairy milks currently to see which I like best. This month it's almond milk because it was cheapest, lowest calories, and most recomended by the none dairy milk drinkers I know. Next month I'm going to try soy. I think each different milk has it's pros and cons. Also is your username a refference to vampire?

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It is not the easiest to find milk to find and not also the cheapest... but hemp milk is awesome! It contains 10 essential amino acids so it's a great source of proteins, ils contains omega 3, omega 6 and it is creamier than soy milk or rice milk.
 

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My Dad prefers soy milk to cow milk and he's otherwise a dedicated dairy and meat consuming guy. I'm not sure what brand he buys though - probably Silk based on where he gets groceries. I'm an almond milk booster myself.

The 'soy is bad' meme is pretty much one of those poorly supported internet rumours that get passed around in frantic DEATH DESTRUCTION APOCALYPSE emails with tons of exclamation marks. From time to time a local media outlet will present a scare story based off the 'references' in these emails. Kinda like writing a story on African poilitics based on all those Nigerian scam emails. The 'facts' in the soy scare stories usually ultimately trace back to the anti-soy campaigns of the Weston A Price Foundation. WAPF was founded to promote the fringe dietary theories of a depression-era dentist. Read all about the soy scare at http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/3476771.htm
 

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I have been drinking rice milk straight for years. The other day I drank a glass of soy milk for the first time in a looong time, and it was so thick!! I definitely prefer rice milk now

I've never tried almond milk because my allergist recently diagnosed me with an almond allergy
(still not sure I believe him
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what i meant was some people have stated that soy can cause some long term health issues what are they are they substantiated?
Soy milk is evil!!!!! It's actually the 2nd most evil thing in existence (behind money and ahead of Satan). If you consume too much soy, it will give you cancer and can cause you to become the gay!!!!!!!1!!!1!!!!!! This has been proven by scientists funded by the dairy and meat industries who have done detailed scientific research into what happens if you consume soy products instead of dairy and meat. They're completely trustworthy and unbiased.


--Fromper
 
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