Health & Wellness

There are lots of reasons to drink So Good besides the delicious taste. Soy beverages are the most complete milk alternative for you and your family.

So Good vs. Milk

Soy beverages contain just as much calcium, vitamin D and vitamin A as dairy milk and are packed with 11 other  essential vitamins and minerals.

They’re lower in calories and saturated fats and have no cholesterol. Plus they’re lactose free, making them easier to digest for those with sensitivities to dairy.

Soy beverages are the only beverages recommended as suitable alternatives to dairy milk — make sure you are making the right choice for yourself and your family when it comes to whole nutrition. In fact, Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide recommends Fortified Soy Beverages, like So Good, as a nutritious alternative to Dairy milk for children and adults.

So Good vs. Milk

Nutritional Information per 250ml serving (1 cup)
So Good Original So Good NSA 2% Dairy Milk Skim Dairy Milk
Calories 110 60 130 90
Fat 4g 1.5g 5g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.6g 0.3g 2g 0g
Polyunsaturated 1.2g 0.9g 0.9g 0g
Monounsaturated 2.2g 0.4g 0.1g 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg 20mg 5mg
Protein 7g 7g 9g 9g
Carbohydrates 12g 6g 12g 13g
Sugar 8g 1g 12g 13g
Sodium 100mg 140mg 120mg 110mg
Vitamin D 45% 45% 50% 50%
Vitamin B12 50% 50% 70% 70%
Vitamin A 10% 10% 15% 15%
Calcium 30% 30% 30% 30%
Vitamin E 0% 0% 0% 0%
Magnesium 10% 10% 10% 10%
Potassium 380mg 380mg 360mg 360mg
Zinc 10% 10% 15% 10%
Lactose No No Yes Yes
Gluten No No No No

Active Lifestyle

Small daily choices can go a long way to keep you and your family healthy. So Good is there to help. So Good provides calcium for strong bones and healthy fats that will keep you energized and going strong — for already grown and growing bodies.

So Good is the perfect choice for families. Active, growing kids need good nutrition to build strong and healthy bodies and be the best they can be. So Good provides 14 essential vitamins and minerals, including an excellent source of protein to help fuel their growing bodies. It’s a delicious beverage kids love and parents can feel good about.

 

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A Complete Non GMO Soy Protein

Soy is a nutrient-dense plant protein that contains all nine essential amino acids your body can’t produce. This makes it unique to other plant protein sources.

These amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and you can’t metabolize the protein without all the 9 essential amino acids being present. That’s why soy beverages like So Good are an effective source of protein to support growing bodies.

Soy is a complete protein and is an ideal substitute for those who choose to not consume dairy.

So Good is proud to exclusively use North American grown, non-GMO soy. An extensive monitoring system, Identity Preservation, has been put in place to control each step of the manufacturing process. From seed selection to planting and harvesting, transportation and processing, no genetically-modified soybeans ever enter the supply chain.

Heart Health

A 250 mL glass of So Good fortified soy beverage supplies 25% of the daily amount of soy protein shown to help lower cholesterol.

This means 4 servings of soy protein, such as So Good, can help you lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. So Good itself contains no cholesterol and is low in saturated fats so you can achieve a healthy balance.

With the added benefit of being a great source of protein it makes the perfect, healthy alternative to milk.

 

  • Foods that are high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure — a risk factor for stroke and heart disease.
  • Adequate calcium and vitamin D, when combined with regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Minimizing intake of saturated and trans fats may also reduce the risk of heart disease

 

Source: 1 Health Claim on Soy Protein and Cholesterol Lowering, Health Canada, March 2015

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Soy Myths Dispelled

It’s no myth that soy is a superfood, rich in proteins, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fibre, omega-3 fats — you get the picture.

With all the information out there, it’s not always easy to know what’s always accurate. Take a look at the research below and find out for yourself.

Myth:

Soy and soy isoflavones may increase the risk for breast cancer.

Facts:

Studies from the American Institute for Cancer Research show that soy consumption has either no effect or a slightly defensive effect against breast cancer risk. (1) Plus, according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer patients can safely consume up to three servings of natural soy daily (1 serving = 1 cup of soy beverage). However, condensed sources of soy isoflavones, like supplements, are not advised.

Myth:

Soy isoflavones exert estrogen-like effects in men.

Facts:

Unfortunately, the media recently popularized just one study where a male consumed unrealistically excessive amounts of soy and experienced unwanted effects. However, more recent studies show that soy food consumption does not affect testosterone or circulating estrogen levels, and does not influence male fertility or sperm count. (2)

Myth:

Eating soy can cause goiter and hypothyroidism.

Facts:

Studies show that in people with normal iodine levels, consuming soy does not appear to have adverse effect on thyroid function. (3) If individuals with existing hypothyroid substantially increase or decrease their soy intake, thyroid function should be reassessed by their physician and thyroid medication may need to be slightly increased. (4)(5)

Myth:

Soy infant formula can lead to abnormal development in children.

Facts:

In the 60’s — before soy infant formula was fortified with iodine — there were a few early cases of iodine deficiencies in infants. However, since soy formula fortification became common practice, no problems have been identified, and experts agree there is little concern. (6) Research also shows infants fed soy formula experienced no hormone-related abnormalities and no effects on their reproductive organs. (7)

Myth:

All soybeans are Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Facts:

Although approximately 80% of global soybean crops are genetically modified, the majority of it is used for farm animal feed and soybean oil. There are many GMO-free soy foods available in your local grocery store, such as soymilk, tofu, tempeh and edamame beans. The soybeans used in So Good soy beverages are always GMO-free, using Identity Preservation: a monitoring system that ensures no genetically modified soybeans enter the supply stream at any time.

References:
  1. AIRC Foods that fight Cancer, Soy, http://www.airc.org/Foods-that-that-fight-cancer/soy.html
  2. Hamilton-Reeves JM, et al. Clinical studies show no effects of soy protein or isoflavones on reproductive hormones in men: results of a meta-analysis.  Fertility and Sterility, 2009;94(3):997-1007
  3. Balk E, Chung M, Chew P, Ip S, Raman G, Kupelnick B, et al. Effects of soy on health outcomes. Evid Rep Technol Assess. 2005 Aug [cited 2013 Sep 12] ;(126):1-8.
  4. Dillingham BL, McVeigh BL, Lampe JW, Duncan AM. Soy protein isolates of varied isoflavone content do not influence serum thyroid hormones in healthy young men. Thyroid. 2007 [cited 2013 Sep 12];17:131-7.
  5. Messina M, Redmond G. Effects of soy protein and soybean isoflavones on thyroid patients: a review of the relevant literature.  Thyroid. 2006;16:249-258
  6. National Toxicology Program (NTP) Center for Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR). Final Center for Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction Expert Panel report on soy infant formula..National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health. 2010
  7. Andres A, Moore MB et al.  Compared with feeding infants breast milk or cow-milk formula, soy formula feeding does not affect subsequent reproductive organ size at 5 years of age. J Nutr. 2015 May;145(5):871-5