Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wellness Wednesday: "I So(y) don't want to get heart disease!"

And to begin my Wellness Wednesday, I think I may win the award for Cheesiest Lamest Title!!! :-)

First off, I am feeling more "well" this Wednesday. I just finshed my FINAL DRAFT of the Capstone paper, my presentation is complete - and I finished writing all papers for the rest of this course.

Which means...I just finished my LAST PAPER of my undergrad!!!

But, now to my wellness Wednesday. I "So-(y)" don't want to get heart disease! Soy Milk.

As I revealed Monday, I will be beginning marathon training soon. Because I am very paranoid about Bone Health - I am stepping up my "calcium intake".

However, being a little bit Lactose Intolerant - I can't really drink plain skim milk as much anymore.

So, Ryan & I have started incorporating Silk Soy Milk Light into our "Grocery Staples". But, before this plan was implemented - I did a little research on Soy, and here is what I found!

  • In 1999, the FDA acclaimed the benefits of Soy Protein to lower LDL (bad cholesterol), Total cholesterol, and Triglycerides.
  • Soy Milk has the same amount of Calcium as standard Skim Milk.
    • It offers 30% of your RDA (I did a little comparing)
  • The protein in soy is created with vegetable proteins only
    • which means less loss of calcium through the kidneys (soyabe.com)
  • No Lactose for those of us with sensitive stomachs (that's an obvious one...)
  • It is a nice source of protein

Uses
  • It's a little sweeter than regular milk - so it's pretty good on bland-tasting cereal!
  • And here's a recipe for a smoothie that I tried for a "Post-Run" breaskfast today!:
    • 1 banana
    • 1 packet Splenda
    • 5-8 strawberries
    • 1 cup Silk Light Soy Milk
    • handful of ice cubes
    • 1/8 tsp vanilla
    • Blend it up in a blender and enjoy! :)

5 comments:

Jess said...

Haha..very clever title...

Congrats on finishing your last paper! I remember that feeling and it's a good one!!

I've often wondered about soy milk, but have always been a little nervous to try it because I've never been sure if I'd like the taste. I may have to give it a try - with the smoothie recipe!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I tried a soy latte a couple of years ago and it was the worst tasting thing I have ever had, so i have been nervous to try it since...

I should try the silk brand sometime, though. And that smoothie recipe sounds good!

Congrats on writing your laSt paper. that is teh best feeling, isn't it? :)

B and B said...

Silk soy has been our milk of choice for years!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I get soy lattes from time-to-time at Starbucks. They are a lot sweeter tasting but I don't mind.

I use Almond Milk at home a lot and will only buy a small thing of real milk. Almond milk does not taste that great by itself or in coffee - but works awesome in smoothies/oatmeal/cereal etc!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I buy the lactaid free milk but when I go to a coffee shop I have to order it w/ soy. I am still iffy on the soy thing though.