Having a roommate that doesn’t eat very much meat, and prefers healthy over tasty means that I have a lot of soy-based products in my kitchen. Soy milk, soy margarine, tofu, you name it. Soy farmers are getting in on it, and soy companies are making ungodly amount of money raking in on the paranoia that has swept America in face of the obesity crisis. But is it really healthy for you?
According to this article at HealingDaily.com, it isn’t. They go into detail on why the negatives outweighs the positive of soy-based foods, and the dangers it poses. To name a few:
- The majority of soy products come from genetically modified soybeans and have a high level of contamination by pesticides.
- Soybeans contain a high level of phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors which blocks the body’s uptake of essential minerals.
- Soy milk contains isoflavones which act like estrogen, and can accelerate the onset of puberty and menstrual cycles.
From tofu and tacos to baby formula and burgers, soy products have swept the nation as a healthy source of protein, with a reputation for being all natural and good for you. New studies have however raised questions over whether the ingredients in soy might increase the risk of breast cancer in some women, affect brain function in men and lead to hidden developmental ab-normalities in infants.
Read the article and decide for yourself whether you should buy soy products.