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Can I ask a stupid question?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Would a glass of Soya milk count towards your daily intake of fruit and veg as its made from soya beans?
post #2 of 18
I might be wrong but I think it would count more in the "meat or substitutes" category.
post #3 of 18
Id say a hopeful question more than a stupid one....
unfortionately the answer is no. Soy milk is constituted and prepared in such a way that it does actually count as a dairy product.
See
http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu/topics/foodpyramid.html
for more info

(to be a vegetable, you would need more than an extract. While carrot juice comes from juicing carrots, you dont squeeze soy milk out of a soy bean...)
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
I really did think that you just squeezed a soy bean to get the milk! lol!

Thanks for the link, can't believe I'm actually that dumb!
post #5 of 18
we all ask stupid questions at times

i dont like this whole milking process lol
post #6 of 18
Well, whatever it counts as, soy milk is still going to be healthy.
Hmmm, maybe if you drink chocolate soy milk it'd count as a veggie 'cos chocolate comes from plants, right?
post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
I really did think that you just squeezed a soy bean to get the milk! lol!

Thanks for the link, can't believe I'm actually that dumb!
-but we can believe you're that dumb. Just kidding. Nicky, you know I can't resist self-deprecating comments like that. I read that soy helps prevent breast cancer or prostate cancer though. Maybe it was both.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
I read it was breast cancer as soy contains a substance similar to oestrogen.

If not chocolate, then definitly strawberry!
post #9 of 18
Hey nicky my date went alright today
post #10 of 18
Yup, soy seems to be healthy, at least for women: some recent studies seem to hint the oestrogen in it might not be so good for men. On the other hand cow milk does in my understanding contain a lot more oestrogen than soy milk, so I wouldnt worry about soy, men.

I prefer the taste of oat milk, I love tofu and soy "meat", but most soy milk products taste a bit weird to me. I did bumb into a new really tasty brand of soy based yoghurt last week though.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
Hey nicky my date went alright today
I spoke to your dad again on msn! LOL! Tried to ask you how it went earlier!

About to go out, but will be on msn tomorrow to hear all the gossip!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryn
Yup, soy seems to be healthy, at least for women: some recent studies seem to hint the oestrogen in it might not be so good for men. On the other hand cow milk does in my understanding contain a lot more oestrogen than soy milk, so I wouldnt worry about soy, men.

I prefer the taste of oat milk, I love tofu and soy "meat", but most soy milk products taste a bit weird to me. I did bumb into a new really tasty brand of soy based yoghurt last week though.
I've never tried oat milk, might get some.

I don't really like the idea of dairy so am trying to cut it out. I don't like the idea of drinking something meant for the infant of a different species. It's not like we drink dog milk and cat milk either so why cows milk?
post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
I don't like the idea of drinking something meant for the infant of a different species. It's not like we drink dog milk and cat milk either so why cows milk?
Precisely, and then they dare to say it's necessary for our well being. Mother Nature must have been very miffed indeed, when she realised she had just created a species that needs an other species' babyfood to be healthy. How on Earth did we survive the first 100 000-250 000 years without cow milk?
post #14 of 18
Do you eat meat?
post #15 of 18
It is a decent source of calcium, b12, and protein- assuming it's fortefied. I drink soymilk sometimes because too much dairy milk upsets my stomach.
post #16 of 18
I like soymilk, esp. in coffee--but I have no idea how they make it either!
I figured it was more than just squeezing the beans but I had no idea how complicated the whole process was!
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pombina
Do you eat meat?
Yes, I personally (without wanting to cause a debate) think that eating meat and eggs is natural.

It's just milk that I'm not so sure on.
post #18 of 18
For me Eggs isnt classified as meat, I think meat looks so delicious, but as soon as i get the taste or feel the consistancy in my mouth
I really miss it though My plate looks a little weird with no meat
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