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Persuasive Paper: Benefits of Silk Soy and We Need More Products
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Journalism & Communication
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Benefits of Silk Soy vs. Vitamin D Milk Soy products originally come from soy bean, a subtropical plant that is native to Southeastern Asia (Soy (Glycine Max). It was estimated in 1995 that over 12,000 food products were available that contained soy and the sale of soy products increased more than 82% in 1999.
Soy and its’ health benefits have been studied extensively. It is very similar in taste and texture to cow’s milk without lactose, and is often fortified with calcium and vitamin D. Being created by a vegetable source means that individuals who aren’t able to tolerate or digest animal products can consume soy products. It is also of benefit to vegetarians, providing vitamin B12 that they cannot get without meat products. Both soy milk and vitamin D milk are the only reliable sources of Vitamin D within the dairy products group. Vitamin D is naturally created in the body from the conversion of vitamin C in the sunlight. Those who are pregnant, on certain antibiotics or have sensitivity to the sun from other reasons can obtain vitamin D from milk or soy milk. In comparison soy has been found to be beneficial when compared to cow’s milk in cardiac studies. It has been shown to reduce serum concentrations of cholesterol, lipoproteins and triglycerides. Theories have been suggested though it is not completely clear by which mechanisms this is accomplished. Cholesterol absorption may be altered or impaired (Montgomery). Because of this individuals who replace their Vitamin D milk with silk soy milk and have high cholesterol levels will see the greatest improvement. ...
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