Many people looking to add soy protein to their diets often wonder whether to choose soy milk or soy shakes. This is a good question, and the answer might depend on the reasons you want to add soy protein to your regular diet, and how you are going to use the soy milk or shakes you choose.
Soy-based milk products have become very popular with the development of new protein technologies and new flavor technologies, resulting in its presence in most grocery stores. While soy milk can be an excellent option to drink with your meal or over your bowl of morning cereal, does it provide you with the soy nutrition you want or are you better served choosing soy shakes? Let’s take a look…
- Protein… A typical serving of soy milk provides you with about 6 grams of protein. This is just enough to meet the FDA’s heart health claim for soy, but to get the full 25 grams recommended, you will have to drink a little more than 3 servings daily. In contrast, Revival® soy shakes provide 20 grams in a single serving, making it much easier to obtain the heart health benefits of soy*.
- Soy Isoflavones… Isoflavones are natural plant chemicals present in soy and most soy products, and they have been reported to help with menopausal discomforts like hot flashes and night sweats. Most typical soy milks do not indicate how many isoflavones they contain, but research studies indicate that many contain about 25 mg per serving, though some are lower. Revival® soy shakes contain about 160 mg per serving or about 6 times the amount of soy isoflavones. This amount is achieved in Revival® soy shakes through our patented natural concentration process, meaning that you would have to drink up to 6 glasses of a typical soy milk to get the amount of isoflavones found in a single Revival® soy shake.
- Fat… Neither typical soy-based milk products nor Revival® shakes contain a lot of fat. In fact, a typical soy-based milk contains only about 3.5 grams of total fat (only 5% of your full daily value). Most Revival® soy shakes contain only 2 grams of total fat (only 3% of your full daily value). While this might not seem like much of a difference (only 1.5 grams), when you consider that you would need to drink up to 6 glasses of a typical soy milk to get the amount of isoflavones found in one Revival® soy shake, you would be getting up to 9 grams more fat and 81 more calories from fat and about 350 more calories overall.
So, which is it… soy milk or soy shakes? If you are looking to obtain more nutritional benefits of soy protein with isoflavones in a single daily serving, the choice is easy. Enjoy a Revival® soy shake today!