Soy milk is a comparable alternative for those who have dietary restrictions to cow’s milk. Soy milk has seven grams of protein per eight ounces, while cow’s milk has eight grams per eight ounces. The milk alternative is also low in calories with only 80 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fat per cup of unsweetened soy milk.
According to an article in The Journal of Nutrition, soy milk has also been shown to lower blood pressure in people who suffer from hypertension. The lack of cholesterol in soy milk has shown to be a good alternative for heart patients and lowers bad cholesterol over time.