Soy milk is a nutritious beverage that’s low in calories, high in protein and rich in several vitamins and minerals. Drinking soy milk may improve your cholesterol levels. Reduce high blood pressure, fight inflammation and support weight loss or weight maintenance.
Along with beef, soy is one of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest due to the amount of land required to meet demand. One study found that a 4-cup (1-liter) serving of soy milk requires approximately 1 square mile (2.6 square km) of land per year UFABET
However, the majority of soy crops are grown to feed livestock and produce biofuel. Not to make soy milk for humans. In fact, some sources suggest that a very small percentage of global soy is grown for people to consume directly.
The United States alone is responsible for 35% of global soy production. The good news is that the Amazon Soy Moratorium. An agreement by grain traders not to buy soy grown using recently deforested land has led to a decrease in deforestation.
There are also some soy milk companies. Such as Silk, that claim to only use organic soybeans grown in the United States. Which removes the Amazon deforestation factor.
While soy may need a lot of land, it offers other benefits. As with other legumes, soy crops help fix nitrogen in the soil. Which reduces the need to use nitrogen fertilizers.