Soy has been hailed as a good source of protein and as a replacement for dairy products. Soy is also recommended to be a part of post menopusal women's diet. But recent research tells a different story about Soy altogether. It has been linked to a number of health problems. Here is the whole story.
Dr. Kaayla T. Daniels, renowned nutritionist and PhD, believes that with the majority of today’s highly processed and genetically modified soy products, people of all ages are experiencing a myriad of health problems.
Here are five reasons why soy may not be as healthy as we’re told:
Estrogen Issues: Soy has naturally occurring plant estrogens that are not identical to human estrogens, but close enough to fool the body. These estrogens cause a myriad of health problems in people and are potentially linked to early onset puberty, thyroid problems, infertility, as well as many other side effects, depending on the person.
- Pesticides/Contamination: Since WWII, the processing methods of the soybean have involved extremely high temperature and high-pressure extrusion of the soy protein using hexane solvents and other industrial methods, which are very dangerous for the environment. The average vegetable is sprayed with pesticides/herbicides/fungicides on average 10 times! A very large percentage of soy is genetically modified (GMO) and also has one of the highest percentages of contamination by pesticides of any of our foods.
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