Why is Soy Latte the Miracle Coffee Drink?

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Recent research indicates that using soy milk in your latte beverage will supercharge your metabolism.

The Research:

A study conducted by the University of Illinois found that soy has a special protein; it is this protein that works with caffeine to increase the rate in which your body burns fat. It also boosts muscle mass and helps reduce overall fat storage.

How it Works:

The amino acid in soy increases the level of the hormone known as leptin. Leptin tells your brain when you feel satisfied.

Other Benefits From the Study:

The same research study found that soy also stops hunger by making the brain receptors think you are full.

Coffee is Coffee is Coffee...

Unfortunately, the supermarket brand of packaged ground coffee can be described, at best, as 'inferior' robusta. The only benefit may be a jolt of caffeine. To enjoy the known benefits of coffee it is important to have a freshly ground cup of coffee.

The beans should be arabica, the roast should be your choice depending on how much caffeine you like - and other personal preferences. If you stop at a coffee house where they grind the beans, most likely the beans will be arabica. (See links below about types of coffee beans and different roasts).

If purchasing your own coffee beans, it is best to go with organic beans which should be shade grown - this has always been the natural way to grow coffee. For mass produced commercial grade coffee - it is grown in the sun, and with the use of pesticides.

The French Press/Coffee Grinder:

I like the French press for making a cup of coffee as it cuts out using those coffee filters that are bleached. I always grind my own beans as well. This is pretty close to a really great cup of coffee - minus me growing and roasting the beans myself. Then a splash of soy milk. I also find doing coffee like this avoids the caffeine jitters and I feel no addiction.

For Boosting Metabolism:

The research study found results to occur with three soy lattes per week.

More Coffee Information:

For more coffee information and to learn about different types of coffee beans and different grinds - see the links below.

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SimeyC 6 years ago from NJ, USA

This is interesting - I've always known about the health benefits of soy - and heard about soy milk - never knew it could be used to lose weight! Shame I don't like the taste of soy milk in coffee!!!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hmm! I wonder if the soy creamer would be just as beneficial - I often use it because I don't want to carry home a giant container of soy milk - and it's tasty! I even enjoy good coffee black which is how I think most of the world drinks it.

Seems the soy with the caffeine creates a certain result.

I'm convinced we use so much milk and sugar to cover up the horrid taste of the cheap commercial grade stuff we call coffee.

Thanks for writing SimeyC!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

This is ll very interest and I learned a lot from your hub. I am a coffee addict. Thank you.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Hello, hello!

I'm glad you found the information interesting! There is nothing like a really good cup of coffee!


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

Great news as I only drink Soy Milk. I only wish soy milk was more readily available in restaurants and coffee shops here in France, but unless you are in Paris, you can not ask for a Soy latte :( That is one of the little things I miss about New York!


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moonbun 6 years ago from London

I'm definitely going back over to soy milk after reading this! I knew about health benefits but not about it boosting metabolism - thanks for such an interesting read BK :)


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks BK for your hub on Soy Latte, I appreciated it. thank you for sharing it . Godspeed. creativeone59


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So true Princessa - about getting soy in every coffee shop here in NYC. Coffee shops have become really big in the last few years - they are all over my Brooklyn neighborhood. And lots of options!

You know Moonbun - I've only been using soy in my coffee because milk in America is filled with bovine growth hormones so it never comes in my home - so when I saw the research about soy and caffeine it caught my eye. Glad you like the article.

Thank you for writing creativeone! I appreciate your comments!


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

I've had to choose soy milk merely out of necessity (both my girls and I are lactose intolerant), and have always been pleased by its benefits. The fact that it helps stop hunger was very good news to me. Although I'm not a coffee drinker, I do appreciate the information concerning the best choice of coffee beans and how to get the most benefit from them. Thank you for all the research you put into this hub.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Veronica Allen for writing and the compliment!


PWalker281 6 years ago

Very interesting indeed. Although I really like coffee, I had to stop drinking it (a well-known commercial brand) because of those caffeine jitters you mentioned, as well as insomnia. Now it's one cup of green tea a day (2 cups = 2 much caffeine). I'm sleeping very well now and no jitters. Maybe I'll look into the soy, french press, and ground beans. Thanks for this informative hub!


PWalker281 6 years ago

Very interesting indeed. Although I really like coffee, I had to stop drinking it (a well-known commercial brand) because of those caffeine jitters you mentioned, as well as insomnia. Now it's one cup of green tea a day (2 cups = 2 much caffeine). I'm sleeping very well now and no jitters. Maybe I'll look into the soy, french press, and ground beans. Thanks for this informative hub! P.S. I like the way you link other hubs on the subject to this one. Great idea!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello PWalker281! I find grinding my beans and using a press - I have no jitters and no addiction either - I can have coffee a couple times a week and then forget about it. Maybe this will work for you. I know Hawaii has great coffee!


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kartika damon 6 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

BK, This was great for me to read because for years was only drinking soy lattes until a few months ago I went back to organic milk - I'm going back to soy! Thanks for the info! Also, my coffee houses use freshly ground, fair traded, organic beans! Love your hubs! Kartika


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much kartika damon! I so welcome these great, responsible coffee houses. Using the right beans makes sense for all the right reasons.

I'm glad you wrote!


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Leop 6 years ago

Very interesting information here. This is great, I am going to try the suggestions on my coffee next time. I have try soy milk but don't really use it that much. But with the information you just provided, I am going to use it more and also pay attention to my coffee when I buy them. Thanks a bunch.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome Leop! I like your enthusiasm and adventurous spirit! Hope you like the soy latte!


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Amanda Severn 6 years ago from UK

I drink a lot of soya milk, but not in coffee, which I generally drink black. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks BK.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Amanda Severn - You're one of the rare black coffee drinkers which is how I think most of the world drinks their coffee. I tried it and liked it. I find I like it too with the soy milk. Hope you like it too!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

I must run out and get soy to use in my coffee. I wrote a coffee hub, let's link them. I think I found out how now. Very good hub.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Great fastfreta - will do! And somehow I can visualize you running out right now and getting some soy!


TheSablirab 6 years ago

Great Hub! Will have to share this with my mom! She loves her morning cup of coffee!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks TheSablirab! Always good to hear from you. I have been doing coffee like this for awhile. Hope your mom like it!


TheSablirab 6 years ago

I think I will start as drinking Soy milk as well. It's always one of those things that you think you should start, but don't; the mantra of my life, haha!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

All things in moderation TheSablirab! Hope you like it. I just like it in coffee or over oatmeal or such. I did buy a chocolate flavored soy milk to make great smoothies. I'd throw in one banana and then cherries or strawberrie or mixed berries - excellent!


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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

Interesting to know about the soy milk. I think I tried that once. It tasted fine. I think my consern is the price. I am going to try that with my coffee sometimes. Thanks for the tips! I am trying so hard to tone my body. I need to do something different to see if I would lose weight. Thanks for your great hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for your compliment tim-tim! I am effecting some changes in my diet and I'm getting excellent results - I've always used soy in my coffee because I am not a fan of milk. Hope it works for you!


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Interesting and new to me thanks


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome ethel smith - and thanks for writing!


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roswebb 6 years ago from Ireland

It should be common knowledge that cows milk is a huge contributor to breast cancer soy milk should be an alternative available to all women.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Honestly, cow's milk frightens me. Is there ever any reason why we should suckle from a cow? Even worse, this milk is filled with bovine growth hormones. No, it can't be good for us.

Thanks for writing!


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DRG Da Real Grinc 6 years ago from All over the USA

Wow, good insight. Especially for lactose intolerance..1


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DRG Da Real Grinc 6 years ago from All over the USA

Wow, good insight. Especially for lactose intolerance..1


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Glad you liked the hub DRG Da Real Grinc - thanks for commenting!


sord87 6 years ago

I definitely not going to try if soy and coffee mix together!It won't be tasty,I guess.Even tough soy is not my favourite drinks,but noone can deny soy is a healthy drinks.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I like it sord87! Even before I knew it was supposed to be so healthy I preferred soy to cow milk. It even comes in a creamer which I like and has a bit more flavor.


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Carl "Fitness" 6 years ago from Boston, MA

Excellent. I'm glad to see (read) even more good reasons to enjoy soy as well as coffee. Another excellent hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks again Carl "Fitness" - so glad you are enjoying my hubs - it inspires me to do more food research!


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advikasingh 6 years ago

thanks dear very informative hub.. i was totally unaware that soy+coffee is used to reduce fat.. i will try.... i have tried soy-milk but i didn't like it at all... :( but then also i will try soy+coffee.. lets try the new taste..... :)

but i have one more question that how many times we can take soy+coffee in a day.... does it harms if i take every coffee with soy-milk??? i take 2 cups of coffee in a day


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I've read that up to three cups of (real - not the ground stuff sitting forever on supermarket shelves filled with caffiene) can be beneficial, so 2 cups is not too much.

I pretty much drink coffee when I am in the mood for it so it can be 1-2 times per week.

Thanks for commenting advikasingh! I'm glad you found the hub informative!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I can't have caffeine but I am drinking soy milk now for a month or so, maybe I can put it in hot tea with just a little caffeine?


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Maybe so Pollyannalana - I think it may be good in black tea - I hadn't thought about that but will try it.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

I LOVE soy lattes and now I love them even more. I had no idea about this. I mean I know soy is good for me and I know coffee has it's good and it's bad (I choose to believe more of the good..lol) but I never thought about it like this...this makes me happy! haha Now I may indulge more than I already do. Awesome Hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm with you theherbivorehippi - in fact I think I will grind some beans now and get out the soy milk!

So glad you liked the hub!


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Tweedle Dee 6 years ago from Northern Ireland, U.K

The problem is that soy milk is not really very tasty, but this is a very interesting article, especially the fact that it is good for the metabolism. Well one is never too old to learn something new......!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

It may be an acquired taste Tweedle Dee - and I can't drink it alone - but in coffee, I find that it really doesn't alter the taste of my coffee. Maybe you'll find a brand you like - there are so many on the market and even more in Asian markets.


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pigfish 6 years ago from Southwest Ohio

Nuh uh! You mean if I combine my coffee addiction with soy milk I can actually boost my metabolism? Sign me up! I've always found coffee shops to be intimidating. Now I can walk in with confidence and order a soy latte. Yes! Will soy milk froth up with one of those little hand held mixer thingies? I'm very familiar with using vanilla soy milk to make smoothies at home in the blender(with bananas and strawberries). Yum.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Me too! - I've used the soy milk for great smoothies - with blueberries or strawberries and bananas - it's perfect. And the soy latte - there seems to be something to it. It's the only way I have coffee at home - even before I read about the benefits - and my weight seems fine - but I never put sugar in coffee so that helps.

Yes I was quite confident when I walked in the coffee shop and ordered a soy latte - so cool. It was quite good. I think you will enjoy it because you are already an experienced soy drinker!

I'm enjoying your hubs!


How to Make Coffee 6 years ago

Soy milk is good for metabolism is a well known fact. Using i with coffee was something i never had an idea. Great informative hub.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much for your input How to Make Coffee. It's the only way I drink it and it even tastes good!


Lindsay 5 years ago

Quite possibly my favorite drink. I love it with vanilla soy milk and an extra fine ,extra dark chocolate bar for maximum antioxidant and yumminess! Thanks for the info, it's good to know I could possibly be healthy with my favorite drink!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm with you there Lindsay. In fact I am going to enjoy a good cup of coffee shortly - and yay for the dark chocolate bar. The real thing is always more satisfying too.

Thanks for writing! Yay!


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Good article. Only one thing, non fermented soy is not so good for you. Maybe combined with the coffee it changes the soy in some way to make it healthful. Anyway, I like your article. It is easy to follow. The information you have presented is very useful as I am a coffee drinker and you have given me more knowledge about the different types of coffee beans. Thanks for sharing. Teresa


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome eventsyoudesign - Teresea. Thanks for your input. There is so much controversy over soy milk - I can only suggest all things in moderation. Fermented soy is the best - like miso etc. I've been buying a brand from Malaysia that seemed pretty good. And I do recommend looking for organic - since most US soy beans (and corn) are genetically modified.

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