Around 10 million people in the UK have already discovered the benefits of soya milk alternative
More than one in 10 Britons is now choosing soya milk alternative, reflecting the nation’s increasing awareness of the need for a healthier diet. More are expected to join their ranks following new concerns from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over full fat milk.
Almost 10 million of us – or 15%* – are now regularly reaping the benefits of drinking soya milk alternative, which is proven to help lower cholesterol levels.
And Alpro soya is now expecting more fans after the FSA this week urged parents not to give children over the age of two full-fat dairy milk amid fears it could cause over clogged arteries and heart disease in later life.
Alpro dietitian Kate Arthur says: “Around 10 million people in the UK have already discovered the benefits of soya milk alternative. The traditional view is that soya milk alternative is only for those who are intolerant to dairy but only around one in 10 people drink it for that reason. Nearly four times as many of us are now drinking it than just 10 years ago.**
Soya milk alternative can be used in all the same ways as its dairy counterpart – with cereals, in tea and coffee, or as a delicious drink on its own.
Among its legion of fans are a host of famous celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and the members of Take That.
The FSA this week raised its concerns over full-fat milk as part of a campaign aimed at parents to drive a fundamental shift away from saturated fat. In particular, the FSA wants the nation to eat less cheese, butter, cream, pies, cakes, red meat, sausages, burgers and pate.
Kate adds: “Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in Britain. That is why millions of us are already changing the way we eat and are choosing healthier low saturated fat alternatives, such as milk, yogurts and other soya alternatives.”
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*15% of the UK population currently consumer soya products (Source: TNS AMT 52 week ending 28 December 2008)
**20 million litres of soya milk were sold in 1998 compared with 73 million litres of soya milk sold in 2008 (Source: Nielsen Scantrack AMT week ending 27 December 2008)
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