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Is non-GMO organic soymilk bad for you?

Branwyn32Branwyn32 Raw Newbie

I’ve read here that the reason soy is bad is because of the GMOs. But if the soy product, milk specifically, specifically says organic and non-GMO, is there anything bad about it?

I bought some hempmilk this week and it was sooooooo good, but I really can’t afford it, it’s almost $4/quart! Almond milk’s a little cheaper, but soy milk is the cheapest. Making nutmilk from scratch is WAY too expensive for my budget.


  • ZoeZoe Raw Newbie

    It’s always cooked. And I think soya does something not too good to the hormones. Not sure what though.=

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    hmmm, well, soy milk is also bad for you because it is highly mucous producing and is a cooked fat with no enzymes.

  • yeah, I have read too that soy is not good for you because of mucus. Natalia Rose claims it is “the MOST mucus forming plant on the planet” She says mucoid matter slows everything down, can exacerbate asthma, IBS, weight gain, and premature aging. She says soy is bad except soy sauce and a little miso.

  • Branwyn32Branwyn32 Raw Newbie

    Oh wow, I didn’t know about the mucus stuff…gross! Noted. :)

  • ZoeZoe Raw Newbie

    I haven’t found making hemp milk that expensive. I have been making it recently and it doesn’t take many hemp seeds to make a batch of it. If you buy the seeds in bulk it is quite reasonable I think

    Also sprouted sunflower seed milk is really lovely and very cheap. Have you tried that yet? It really surprised me how creamy and tasty it is.

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    Yes, I have sprouted hemp seeds, ground them with water an vanilla and raw honey and it tastes like a living version of soy milk. You can strain it or not. And, yes, there are other seeds you can use.

  • Branwyn32Branwyn32 Raw Newbie

    Oh I haven’t tried the sunflower seed milk, I will have to give it a go! Thanks!

    Is the hemp you use roasted? The only hemp seeds we can get in the US are roasted to kill them, as live hemp seeds and plants are illegal in the US. And an 8oz back of even the roasted seeds is like $8.

    I made a smoothie out of Living Harvest vanilla hempmilk, a banana, and cinnamon last night…SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD!

  • greeniegreenie Raw Newbie

    Less expensive seeds (sunflower, sesame) also make delicious milk.

    Pumpkin seeds also make a lovely milk.

  • pianissimapianissima Raw Newbie


    soy is simply NOT food. it’s poisonous raw, causes all sorts of hormonal imbalances. the japanese cook & ferment it to lessen some of its poor health properties. but it would be like trying to tinker with cotton to make it into food (which is happening btw). there is also word that non-GMO soy does not exist.

    BUT, unless you are making ANY nut/seed mylk from scratch it’s NOT raw. almond milk, hemp milk, anything in a carton, has been pasteurized and/or made from cooked nuts. so you’re not only getting cooked food, but it’s cooked fat, which is not great. if you don’t mind something cooked, rice milk is a good alternative.

    hemp seeds are absolutely available raw in the usa. maybe your health food store can order them for you if you are interested. they only come shelled, for the reason you mentioned earlier.

    the cheapest mylk you can make or buy though is banana mylk. just whip 1 banana, a few cups of water and some ice cubes. cinnamon and all the usual flavorings are great. it’s so creamy and refreshing.

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    I buy Nutiva hemp seeds, they’re raw and they sprout Branwyn. Just google Nutiva Hemp Seeds. If they were roasted they wouldn’t be raw, and they’re labeled 100% raw shelled hempseed.

  • ZoeZoe Raw Newbie

    wow you can’t get raw hemp seeds in the usa? Blimey, that is awful. We can get raw hemp seeds cheaply everywhere here in the UK.

  • blueyzblueyz Raw Newbie

    I don’t do soy at all if I can help it(which is fine with me because I never liked soymilk and HATE tofu) but at this point I think it is so processed, like corn products, that it isn’t something I would even want to consider if I wasn’t already avoiding it(also for hormonal reasons). Wow, run on sentence…

    I have been able to buy raw hemp seeds in CT, both at nature food store and raw foods cafe near me. I do like the taste for mylk, and sunflower seeds as well. I find I’m much better with seeds than nuts, good for smoothies and soup bases.

  • Soy thrashes your thyroid.

  • daniefondaniefon Raw Newbie

    What about sesame milk? It is my favorite! Sesame seeds are pretty inexpensive too. Or you can just use tahini.

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    Zoe, I can get raw hemp seeds in Maryland. They come in a bag in the supplement section called “Nutiva”. It is labeled 100% shelled raw hempseed and I can easily sprout them, tails and all.

  • chicorychicory Raw Newbie

    rawkid, I live in Maryland and I can get those too! I usually pick them up at David’s

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    David’s, I used to go there all the time! We shop at My Organic Market now.

  • chicorychicory Raw Newbie

    cool! I go there too

  • steviostevio Raw Newbie

    I just bought a bag of the Nutiva hemp seeds tonight. My first hemp seed purchase. They are quite good. I thought that sproutable hemp seeds were illegal to sell in the US. I am glad to hear these will sprout. I look forward to giving it a go. Anyone have a good source for buying these in bulk? They are $10 for an 8oz bag here.

    (I am planning on asking about a good source for buying these in bulk in its own thread in a few minutes, so post any responses there, as it makes things easier for others to find the info).

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    I’ll C&P my response to your thread, stevio.

    It is in fact illegal to sell sproutable hemp seeds in the US. Nutiva ships them in from Canada, because they are raw there. I will look for source for bulk raw hemp seeds.


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