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I’m a Soy Milk and Green Tea Kinda Guy


Each day I make sure to have at least 1 gallon worth of green tea. Why so much? It’s an antioxidant and it helps me get my daily serving of water. I don’t drink anything but water and green tea. There is the occasional soy milk with my morning cereal, but that is about it. Here are some of the benefits of green tea.

Soy Milk and Green Tea

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I like drinking soy milk with my morning cereal instead of regular cow’s milk. It has a good amount of protein and fiber. It is also low in cholesterol when compared to cow’s milk. I happen to love the creamy taste it has. Well, at least the brand that I buy tastes creamy. According to some studies, soy milk also has some cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis combating elements. It does have a negative side though: its lack of calcium. But that’s no biggie, I don’t depend on it for that.

As you can see I keep my fridge stocked with about 2 or 3 weeks worth of soy milk. I love the fact that it has a long “shelf life.” I think the ones I have in my fridge expire in early October.

Well, time to do some push-ups and go to bed. Hasta las vista!

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. dgNo Gravatar says:

    ooh i never thought to try green tea cold! i admire you for getting through a whole gallon, i still have trouble gagging down a cup, have to keep chanting to myself “it’s good for you!” :)

  2. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    cold is the way for me. i couldnt drink it hot, so what i started doing a few months ago was brewing it and then putting it in the fridge each day. I did initially have to build a resistance/tolerance to it. there are days when i just say to myself ” why am i drinking this.” but its good for you. lol.

  3. DinoNo Gravatar says:

    What are your thoughts on soy milk and soy as a whole raising estrogen levels in the body?(testicle shrinkage) –also know to impair brain mass. Have any thoughts on these concerns?

    Green tea is god’s food, no doubt about that.

  4. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    as with all thing, i practice moderation. so i doubt that drinking a cup or less of soy a day will have an adverse affect on my “package” or brain mass. green tea is awesome.

  5. Great blog idea and cause you have going here Israel. Green Tea is a great drink. I drink it daily, well weekly :) mostly because I just like it but partly because of it’s health benefits.

  6. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    I actually really like green tea, but had no idea that you could buy it in jugs. I will scope out my supermarket next trip.

    What does soy milk tatse like. If you could compare it to something what would it be?

  7. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    i don’t buy it in jugs. sorry if i confused ya. I buy the little tea bags at my local sam’s club in bulk. then i brew a gallons worth each day. afterwards i put it in the fridge and drink it throughout the day.

    soy milk tastes like a richer, creamier milk. maybe like coffee mate coffee creamer.

  8. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    ooooooooooooooohhhhhh suuuure…way to get my hopes up.

    That’s it, you’re in for it.

  9. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    hehehe. my bad, my way is better and healthier than buying that pre-made stuff any day. it only takes a few minutes.

  10. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    I’m gonna pick some up tomorrow, actually.

    I agree though, homemade is usually much better…you know exactly what is in it…nothing “hides”

  11. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    you got it. green tea should be made a mandatory to give to kids in schools. just like milk. it would be decaffeinated but it would be a goo idea. now to find a way to have kids get over the taste.

  12. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    I bet if parents started giving it to their kids early on, they probably wouldnt even notice the taste.

  13. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    that is a good point. very good actually. i give my daughter tiny bits of green tea (building that tolerance), but she doenst like it too much. YETTTTT!!!!!!!

  14. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    maybe water it out more for her
    =)

  15. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    good idea. bwahahhahahaha.

  16. WarriorBlogNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t drink soy anymore :-) I found out that they are not as healthy as people think…

    Strange you are drinking it…am I wrong on this?

  17. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    yeh it is pretty healthy, there have been studies about it having a lot of estrogen or somehting, but overall its good for you. like most things, you should practice moderation.

  18. JerryNo Gravatar says:

    I drink iced green tea daily. My favorite is loose Japanese Sencha at http://www.tealaden.com. I use loose leaf tea and the Bodum iced tea jug that they sell to make my iced green tea.

  19. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    hi jerry, thx for stopping by, i will give that green tea you mentioned a try.

  20. green teaNo Gravatar says:

    Is it green tea useful for reducing weight?

  21. sandyNo Gravatar says:

    great blog, green tea is good stuff and it does actually burn fat. To get over the taste I sometimes add mint leaves or a slice of lemon or even a few drops of rose water and far to much sugar it really helps alot…I actually enjoy it now!

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