As many of you may have seen already, Silk Soymilk recently launched their a new product called Silk Hearth Health in the flavor vanilla. The website boasts lots of heart-healthy benefits from drinking soymilk. Read about it below:
A recent study found that people who enjoyed three servings of Silk Heart Health per day for four weeks, as part of a sensible diet, lowered their cholesterol by 7%.
Silk Heart Health is the first U.S. soymilk to offer the combined benefit of two proven heart-health ingredients.1
- Soy Protein-a perfect, natural protein recognized by the FDA for its role in heart health.
- Pytosterol-a naturally sourced plant ingredient that also carries the FDA heart-health claim.
From diet and exercise to stress and sleep, every lifestyle choice you make can have an impact on your heart. With clinically shown benefits from two proven ingredients, Silk Heart Health is a natural choice for heart-health confidence you can feel.
1A serving of Silk Heart Health provides .65 grams of phytosterols and 6.25 grams of soy protein, both of which are recognized by the FDA as heart-healthy when included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Foods containing at least 0.4 grams per serving of phytosterols, enjoyed twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 grams, may reduce the risk of heart disease. 25 grams of soy protein per day may also reduce your risk.
Not much of a milk drinker myself, but I have to have some around for oatmeal and coffee. I like the vanilla flavor because it makes my oats and coffee taste better. The milk itself is smooth and creamy. Not thick. Great soy and vanilla flavor. Taste sweet, but not sickeningly so. When I use it I tend to add less sweetener in my oats and coffee. Calorie-wise, it is comparable to the light variety of Silk Soymilk. One serving of 1 cup is 80 calories, 2 WW, 1.5 grams of fat (1 gram PUFA & 0.5 gram MUFA), no cholesterol, 95 milligram of sodium, 300 milligram of potassium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. It is also fortified with vitamins and minerals as well. Vitamin A 10%, Calcium 30%, Iron 6%, Vitamin D 30%, Riboflavin 30%, Folate 6%, Vitamin B12 50%, Magnesium 10%, Zinc 4%, Selenium 8%. *Percent daily value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Find some Silk Soymilk here.
INGREDIENTS: ALL NATURAL SOYMILK (FILTERED WATER, SOY FLOUR), ALL NATURAL EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, PLANT STEROLS, CALCIUM CARBONATE, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, SEA SALT, CARRAGEENAN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D2, RIBOFLAVIN (B2), VITAMIN B12.
I have a few coupons left for a giveaway thanks to lovely PR people. Three winners will be selected to win 2 coupons each good for a FREE 1/2 gallon of Silk Heart Health (plus a stash of other coupons I have on hand). Enter 4 ways. Leave a comment for each entry. Ends 10/20/2009 12:00 AM PST.
1) Leave a comment and tell me how you would use Silk Heart Health.
2) RT “@theskinnyplate is having a @Silksoymilk Heart Health giveaway http://bit.ly/114bnL” (comment with link)
3) Follow me @theskinnyplate & @Silksoymilk on twitter (leave a separate comment telling me you did)
4) Link back to my giveaway if you have a blog or e-mail 5 friends about my giveaway (leave a comment telling me you did)
Retails: $3.69 per 1/2 gallon @ Whole Foods
My Cost: Free
Calories: 80 per cup