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Myths and Truths about Soy

Soy has been on the market for a very long time but recently over the past 5 yrs with the new health kick finally growing has become part of our daily lives and mostly we dont even know we are eating it.

About a year ago I had alot of health issues. My normal doctors could not seem to find a problem, so after talking with a friend I went to see a natural healer.

She told me what I was putting in my body was the cause of all my issues such as " headaches, stomach pain, irretability, depression, felling tired all the time, and so on...

At this time I was exercising, eating what I thought was pretty healthy, salads, fruit, soy products that I bought from natural health stores, and the only thing I thought that might be an issue was I was drinking a LOT of caffine from Diet coke 4 - 6 cans a day.

So I thought it must be the caffine! Right ?

Well as a matter of fact yes! It was not only the overdose of Caffine but the Aspertame in the diet coke, which is something I will write on later. For now I draw your attention to SOY.

Soy has been on the market for a very long time but recently over the past 5 yrs with the new health kick finally growing has become part of our daily lives and mostly we dont even know we are eating it.

Myth #1 Asians consume large amounts of soy foods.

Truth - Average consumption in china of soy foods is 10 grams or about 2 teaspoons per day.

Myth #2 Soy foods provide complete protein

Truth - Like all legumes, soybeans are deficient in sulfur containing amino acids methionine and cystine.

Myth #3 Fermented soy foods can provide B12 in vegetarian diets.

Truth - The compound that resembles vitamin B12 in soy cannot be used by the human body.

Myth #4 Soy formula is safe for infants

Truth - Soy foods contain trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and affect pancreatic function. Its been proven in animal testing that it will actually lead to stunted growth and pancreatic disorders.

Myth #5 Soy foods can prevent osteoporosis

Truth - soy foods can cause deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D, both needed for strong bones.

Well you get the general point. Overall soy products have led to infertility in animals.

The growing of soy products by farmers is genetically engineered to allow large amounts of herbicides, creating a toxic run off. Soy beans can stimulate growth of estrogen dependent tumors and cause thyroid problems in post-menopausal women.

So can you see the benefits of soy? Well, there really are none and if you can factually find any, they do not out weigh the problems that soy causes.

So please before you grocery shop look up what products you buy see if it contains soy or just look on the ingredients, taking that extra precaution is worth your health or the health of your growing family!

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