People believe that soy is a healthy food and a good substitute for meat. However, it’s now known that soy can cause many health problems. Learn why you should reduce or eliminate soy from your diet below.
Who Told You Soy Was Good For You?
The soybean itself is a natural food, Unfortunately, it has become one of the most genetically modified crops in the industry. In countries where studies showed soy benefits, soy is never the main course as it is here for so many consumers trying to eat “healthy.”
After decades of being touted as a health food, we now know something far different about soy. For instance, the American Heart Association is no longer the soy fan it once was – in 2006, officials from the association admitted it’s unlikely heart disease can be prevented by eating soy while the French Center for Cancer Research, now recommends no children under the age of three should eat soy. The center also advised against soy for women who are at risk for breast cancer and for those who already have it.
Some Of The Many Dangerous Health Concerns Related To Soy:
- Contains high levels of phytic acid which creates poor assimilation of essential nutrients like; calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.
- Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women. The phytoestrogens also negatively affect thyroid function.
- Free glutamic acid is formed during soy processing which is a neurotoxin
These factors and more pose potentially the greatest threat to kids, yet babies are regularly given soy formulas.
There are claims that soy formula is healthier than other formulas because of its low level of saturated fat. However, breast milk, the food God intended for babies, is more than 50 percent saturated fat. To make matters worse, the fat in soy formula is mostly from omega-6 fatty acids. In large amounts, omega-6 fats are associated with a host of chronic health problems.
The fact is, modernized soy products were never designed for human consumption. Fermented soy is the exception as fermentation helps negate some of the harmful effects. These are foods like tamari, miso, tempeh, amakaze, and natto, are acceptable, but still not to be considered a main source of protein. You won’t find miso cheese or miso milk in any grocery store anyway.
Soy business has become a major industry worth big bucks to manufacturers. Soybean oil, used in thousands of salad dressings, may go rancid in the body, but it is cheap and low in saturated fat – so you may continue to see it everywhere. Consider, however, who told you it was good for you and look beyond the “healthy” label.
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