The Truth About Soy Foods













Not all soy is created equal. From 1992 to 2006, soy food sales increased from $300 million to nearly $4 billion, according to the Soyfoods Association of North America. This was due to a massive shift in people’s attitudes about soy and it wasn’t an accident. It came about because of a massive advertising endeavor by the soy industry, which was very successful. Eight-five percent of consumers believe soy to be healthy.


Soy Bean Field, Hudson, Illinois, Midwest, USA

Soy Bean Field, Hudson, Illinois, Midwest, USA
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Most soy is not a health food, with the exception of fermented soy. Except for organic soy, soy contains GMOs and pesticides like Round-up. Thousands of studies linked soy to immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, malnutrition, digestive distress, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility, cancer and heart disease. Soy has been linked to brain damage, kidney stones and food allergies.

Eighty percent of the soy produced is used in animal feed and soy production is leading to deforestation.

What makes non-fermented soy bad in addition to the GMOs is that is contains natural toxins called anti-nutrients. The fermentation process destroys these toxins. One anti-nutrient is hemagglutinin, which causes red blood cells to clump.


Red Blood Cells, Erythrocytes, in a Vein Showing their Biconcave Shape

Red Blood Cells, Erythrocytes, in a Vein Showing their Biconcave Shape
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Another is goitrogens, which blocks the synthesis of thyroid hormone and it interferes with the metabolism of iodine. The phytates that soy contains binds metal ions and will prevent the absorption of certain minerals. It contains phytoestrogens, which can alter a woman’s menstrual cycle. Soy also contains toxic levels of aluminum and manganese.

Fermented soy, which is not unhealthy, includes miso, natto, tempeh and most soy sauce. There is some soy sauce being marketed today that is made using a chemical process resulting in artificial soy. Tofu is not fermented and should not be consumed in large amounts. It should be noted that Asian cultures use soy as a condiment not as a staple food.


Traditional Sushi Rolls on Plate with Chopsticks and Soy Sauce

Traditional Sushi Rolls on Plate with Chopsticks and Soy Sauce
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If you think you aren’t eating soy, read your food labels and see how many processed foods contain soy, such as soybean oil. You’ll be surprised.





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