Welcome back to the fountain of all grocery-related knowledge. In our previous blog post, Office Milk Deliveries: Why Choose Almond Milk?, we detailed some reasons as to why you should choose that nutritious, nutty fluid for your office milk delivery. This week, in the second edition of our milk series, we are covering the delights of soya milk. Another alternative to the traditional cow lactate we have been drinking for centuries, soya is a real winner. Some people in your office may already be fans of it; some may be willing to try it. Why not make it a new addition to your morning milk delivery?

We will delve into the history and health benefits of soya milk, to give you a bit more information before you decide to fill the office kitchen cupboards to the brim. Remember, it’s important to keep staff proactive and satisfied. Employee productivity will increase if there are adequate food and working conditions. According to Corporate Wellness Magazine, productivity can increase by between 2-20% thanks to the presence of healthy nutrition. Now that’s low-hanging fruit for all you bosses out there.



1. History of Soya


There is evidence of soya milk production as far back as 25-220 AD. In China, it is clear that soya milk was produced as a byproduct of tofu. Both are made from soya beans and the techniques were mastered long ago for their production. There is also reference to Soya milk in a Chinese poem thought to be written in 1500 AD, called ‘An Ode to Tofu.’ It wasn’t until later in the 18th century that soya began to be written about by Europeans. In 1866, Frenchman Paul Champion, who had traveled in China, mentioned that the Chinese drank hot soy milk for breakfast. This is the first Western record of it being consumed as a beverage. We’ve come a long way from then to having it as part of our morning milk delivery. Have you ever thought about having it hot with breakfast?

In 1917, the first commercial soymilk in the US was produced J.A. Chard Soy Products in New York. This is when things really started to kick off for Soya milk. Especially given the rise in veganism and environmental consciousness, sales have risen substantially. According to data from Statista, between 2009 and 2018 alone, annual Soya milk sales in the UK have risen from 75.5 to 92.9 million litres. If that’s not a testament as to why you should consider it for your office milk delivery, I don’t know what is.



2. Tell your employa, it’s healthy to drink Soya


One of the biggest reasons why one shouldn’t shelve soya is the benefit it has to one’s health. It’s high protein content, along with its vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre make it very nutritious. There are also studies that show that soya can reduce the chances of getting breast cancer. The high quantity of protein also makes it great for gym goers that may want to bulk up. Not only this, but soya milk is well-known for lowering cholesterol, as it is high in compounds called phytosterols. These compounds are similar to cholesterol and block the absorption sites that these compounds would usually be absorbed by. 

Not only are there general health factors, but the fact that it is lactose-free is a big bonus for those who are intolerant to it. Your lactose free milk delivery to the office should definitely include soya milk, to ensure that all members of the office are catered to.



3. Environmentally sound


A Dutch study found that the water footprint of soya milk is much smaller than that of cow’s milk, which is a large factor when the environment is concerned. This soya footprint was only 28% of the cow’s milk footprint, which is  a huge consideration. There is also the removal of the methane emissions that comes from rearing cattle to consider. All in all, it is far better for the environment to drink soya milk.

We hope you enjoyed this blog and it encouraged you to include some alternative milks in your office milk delivery. If you have any questions about how to place an order for your delivery, then please to not hesitate to contact us.