Monday, October 1, 2012

The dangers of soy - 170 of them - scientifically proven.

With hubby this morning, we just talked about how badly informed people are about the effect of soy. The conversation started from that I had seen one kid bring Ades juice (soy milk sweetened with some flavor of orange or apple) as morning meal drink. His parents probably thought they were choosing the "healthier" option. I was also still affected by the article I read last night on how polluting the GMO soy is in Argentina. The numbers that sticked in my mind was 300 out of 6000 inhabitants next to a soy field, with cancer. I do not want to contribute to such numbers...somewhat ironic that many big consumers of soy are vegetarians, and one of the main purposes of that lifestyle is to defend this earth from harms of the food supply.

So if you are a soy eater, read this and reconsider! 170 scientific reasons to lose the soy in your diet



For those of you who just sat down because you are so taken aback by the notion that soy is not actually the healthfood you thought it was, here are 170 scientific reasons to back up this assertion.
Please note that fermented soy in small, condimental amounts as practiced in traditional Asian cultures is fine for those who have healthy thyroid function.  Only miso, tempeh, natto and soy sauce (IF traditionally brewed) fall under this category.  In addition, if you want to sprinkle a few edamame on your salad or have a few small cubes of tofu in your miso soup from time to time, that is fine too.   Just don’t make it a regular part of your diet!
If you have any sort of thyroid issues going on, however, it is really the best policy to avoid all soy all the time as soy is a potent goitrogen (thyroid suppressor) even if fermented.


In sum, soy in almost any form is bad for human health. It is particularly bad for those with thyroid function. 

I think Lindt is the only chocolate I have found which doesn't include soy lecitin. And there are many many many other places where soy hides as lecitin. That is yet another reason to stay away from as much industrial processed foods as possible (and preferably only eat grass fed meat... which is not possible where I am right now).

1 comment:

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