CAN I GIVE NATUR-A SOY, ALMOND OR RICE BEVERAGES TO MY INFANT?

No, it is not recommended to give babies Soy, Almond or Rice beverages during their first year. Infants do not have the enzymes needed to digest soy protein. During the first year of a baby’s life, the first choice is mother’s milk, and the second is a milk formula fortified with iron. These two kinds of milk have high levels of essential fats that are necessary for fast-growing infants.

WHEN CAN I START GIVING NATUR-A SOY, ALMOND & RICE BEVERAGES TO MY CHILDREN?

Natur-a Soy, Almond & Rice beverages are suitable for children age 2 and over. At this stage of their lives, children have all the digestive enzymes they need to digest whole beans and can also benefit from the vitamins and minerals with which our Soy, Almond & Rice beverages are fortified (vitamins A and D, riboflavin, Vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium). These nutrients are important for children’s growth and good health.

I HAVE HEARD THAT YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE SOY BEVERAGES TO CHILDREN, BECAUSE IT COULD AFFECT THEIR THYROID GLANDS. IS THAT TRUE?

Some scientists support this hypothesis, while others reject it. No single study can be said to be conclusive, while several other studies do not support this hypothesis. In a single day, people in Asia consume more soy protein (in the form of tofu, soybeans, and soy beverages) than there is in an entire carton of soy beverage, and in general, these people do not suffer from any thyroid-related problems. Studies have proven that the North American diet is very low in soy protein. Including Natur-a Soy beverages in your diet will help you to achieve a healthy balance of proteins.