Originally Answered: What are the pros and cons of Soy Milk and Cow Milk?
Well, I recently did alot of research on soy milk and soy products.
Soy milk has all the benefits of milk and more. It not only has the calcium and Vit D milk does, but also has other added and natural vitamins and minerals that milk doesnt have.
However, the unfortunate thing about soy products is that they contain a large amount of phyto-estregens (plant esregens) in them, which can be great for helping out menopausal women but bad for nursing mothers. The added estrogen in soymilk may stop the production of milk in humans, which was the case for me, and it didnt take long to do so...about 24 hours. Plant estregens have been shown to increase estregen levels in women and men alike, so for women who already have high estrogen levels, soy may not be a good idea and may lead to heath problem.
B=ut the benefits of soy definally outweight the risks, which are slim to none, and very few studies on these risks have been performed, so really it is inconclusive and varies from person to person.
Milk However...clinical studies (that have not been payed for by the dairy industry) have proven milk to increase flem production, reduce voice clarity and contains high levels of antibiotics, hormones and steroids and other chemicals that humans do not need to add to their already unhealthy fast food diets. The hormones in milk and meat for that matter is the top suspision of children developing earilier in life and growing heavier.
Another thing about soy milk is that some people that drink a cup a day have, some happily, have increased their bust size by a cupsize in 1 year, so that may be good for some people, bad for others.
My opinion is that if you need milk, get organic, but I recommend sticking with soymilk instead, peopel in asia have been using soy products for hundreds of years and they are the country with the highest lifespans, so who knows. But humans are the only creatures on the earth that consume milk after infancy, let alone the milk from another species.