I AM LACTOSE-INTOLERANT. CAN I DRINK NATUR-A BEVERAGES?

If you are lactose intolerant, you can drik all natur-a beverages. None of the Soy, Almond or Rice beverages contain any lactose.

Natur-a Soy beverages are fortified with nutrients that make them an ideal substitute for cow\'s milk. Same goes for Rice and Almond, with the difference that they are less caloric because they contain little protein.

MY CHOLESTEROL IS HIGH. CAN I INCLUDE NATUR-A PRODUCTS IN MY DIET?

Yes. Our delicious Soy, Almond & Rice beverages are 100% cholesterol-free.

Research also suggests that soy protein may offer a natural way to help lower cholesterol. In fact, healthy soy consumption could make a difference in as little as four weeks. A 2007 study conmpared cholesterol levels between those who drank soymilk and those who drank 1% dairy milk as part of an overall sensible diet. In only four weeks, the soymilk group showed a 5% reduction in LDL cholesterol - a statistically significant advantage over those who consumed dairy milk.

DO NATUR-A PRODUCTS CONTAIN ANY TRANS FATS?

No. Natur-a products contain zero trans fats and are also low in saturated fats. A healthy diet that is low in saturated fats and trans fats may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

I AM DIABETIC. DO NATUR-A BEVERAGES CONTAIN A LOT OF SUGAR?

No. The amount of sugar is quite comparable to what you’d find in other kinds of non-dairy beverages. In fact, a glass of Natur-a Soy or Almond Chocolate beverage contains less sugar than a glass of orange juice. Each serving of natur-a unsweetened Almond has less than 3g of carbohydrates (0.3g Sugar) while natur-a unsweetened Soy has 4 g of carbohydrates (2g of sugar).

HOW MUCH FAT IS THERE IN NATUR-A BEVERAGES?

The Natur-a beverage family includes Natur-a Light low-fat soy beverages in Original and Vanilla flavours. The amount of fat in our Natur-a Soy Original beverage is comparable to the amount in 2% milk. Natur-a also offers low-fat rice beverages, containing only 1% fat, in Original and Vanilla flavours. Our new line of Natur-a Almond beverages, in 4 flavours is also a good choice for people who are looking for low fat product.

 

I’M WATCHING MY SUGAR AND FAT INTAKE. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATUR-A BEVERAGES AND MILK?

Whether you choose Natur-a Light Soy Vanilla beverage or Natur-a Soy Chocolate beverage, you get more nutrients and less fat and sugar per 250 mL (1 cup) portion with Natur-a than with milk or milk substitutes.

  FAT SUGARS
3.25% whole milk : 9g 12g
Natur-a Soy Vanilla : 5g 11g
Natur-a Soy Original : 4g 7g
Natur-a Rice Vanilla : 2g 10g
Natur-a Rice Original : 2g 10g
2% milk : 5g 13g
Natur-a Soy Unsweetened : 3,5g 2g
Natur-a Light Original : 3g 8g
Natur-a Light Vanilla : 3g 11g
Hershey’s Chocolate Milk : 7g 44g
Natur-a Soy Chocolate : 6g 19g
Nesquick Strawberry Milk : 7g 30g
Natur-a Soy Strawberry : 5g 14g
     
WHAT VITAMINS AND MINERALS DO NATUR-A PRODUCTS CONTAIN?

Natur-a beverages are fortified with vitamins A and D and calcium to provide a nutritional profile comparable to that of milk. They also contain riboflavin and Vitamin B12 supplements, recommended for diets that are low in animal protein. Natur-a soy beverages contain 16 essential nutrients.

HOW MUCH CALCIUM DOES A PORTION OF NATUR-A SOY, ALMOND OR RICE BEVERAGE CONTAIN?

Every portion of Natur-a Soy, Almond and Rice beverages contains an average of 330 mg of calcium, which is 30% of the recommended daily intake.

HOW MUCH FIBRE DO NATUR-A BEVERAGES CONTAIN?

For Natur-a Soy beverage, one cup (250 ml) contains 1g of natural soybean fibre, which represents 4% of the recommended daily intake. This fibre is microscopic and imperceptible when you drink it, but you may see it in the form of a slight residue in your glass. This is another sigh that the product that you are enjoying is made from whole soybeans.

Natur-a Rice beverage contains only traces of fibre.

For Natur-a Almond beverage, one cup contains 3g of fibres (10% of total recommended daily value) This is derived from Chicory Root (Inulin). These fibres are called Prebiotics and are appreciated for their health benefits.

 

DOES NATUR-A SOY CHOCOLATE BEVERAGE CONTAIN ANY CAFFEINE?

The only caffeine found in Natur-a Soy Chocolate is in the cocoa that it contains, and that amount is very small, comparable to what you’d find in an equivalent portion of decaffeinated coffee.

In Natur-a Soy Cappuccino, one portion contains 51mg of caffeine, about the equivalent of a green tea.

 

HOW MUCH PROTEIN DOES A PORTION OF NATUR-A SOY BEVERAGE CONTAIN?

Natur-a Soy beverages contain 6 to 8 g of soy protein per portion. All of this protein comes from whole soybeans. A daily diet that includes 25 g of soy protein can help to reduce blood cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

ARE NATUR-A PRODUCTS CASEIN-FREE?

Yes. Casein is a by-product of milk. No Natur-a products contains any casein.

 

WHAT ARE ISOFLAVONES?

Isoflavones are phytochemicals (chemicals that come from plants). Isoflavones are present in plant proteins and produce biological effects in animals and humans who consume them. Studies have shown that soybeans may be the richest source of isoflavones. Isoflavones are sometimes referred to as phytoestrogens (plant estrogens), because chemically speaking, they act like estrogens, though they are weaker than the estrogens produced by the human body.

HOW MUCH ISOFLAVONES DOES A PORTION OF NATUR-A SOY BEVERAGE CONTAIN?

Every 250 mL (1 cup) portion of Natur-a soy beverage contains 50 mg of isoflavones.