Okay, before you turn your nose upÂ at the thought of drinking a glass of soy milk, just hear me out.Â I’ve been drinking Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk for quite some time now.Â The health benefits are numerous. One cup provides me with 5 grams of soy protein,Â loads me upÂ with antioxidants, and provides me with 30% of my daily recommendedÂ requirement of calcium, just to name a few. Let’s be honest though, for most of us if it tastes bad, we’re simply not going to drink it. No worries here, Silk’s Light Chocolate Soy Milk is delicious.Â It has a veryÂ rich, chocolatey flavor.Â These areÂ words of high praise coming from a person who does notÂ like plain or vanilla soy milk of any kind! If it’s soy milk, it has to be chocolate for me!
The health benefits are impressive, and Silk does make a great product, no doubt. However, what is most impressiveÂ isÂ this company’s efforts to be environmentally responsible. After months of pouringÂ my dailyÂ glass of soy milk, I suddenly noticed on the carton a picture of windmills with the words “A plus for the planet” printed above it. This prompted some research on my part, and here’s what I discovered. This company isÂ headquartered in Colorado and appears to take the health and preservation of the environment pretty seriously. Silk completely offsets all (yes, 100%)Â of their energy consumptionÂ with clean, renewableÂ wind energy. In 2004, they were the largest company in the United States to purchase wind energy credits for 100% of their manufacturing and operational needs. According to their website, they useÂ more than 700,000 bushelsÂ ofÂ U.S. organic soybeansÂ in their products each year. They have also beenÂ the recipient of the EPA’s Green Power Leadership AwardÂ in recognition of their efforts in using renewable energy.
To learn more aboutÂ Silk and their environmental efforts, as well as the health benefits of soy, just click the link below.