So what’s the big deal about soy anyway?
I get asked so many questions about this, mainly because Soy products like Soy Milk,
Soy Yogurt and Tofu are considered a huge source of protein for the Vegans in the
world, but I am here to educate you on the health dangers of soy and why you
should stay away from all forms of soy. Research has shown that consuming
soy milk can put your health in serious danger.
First of all, between 95-99% of all soy in processed (GMO).
Meaning, that they take a gene from 1 species and force it into the dna of
another species. What this means is that they are genetically modifying the
soy plant so that it will be able to fight off the pesticide that is readily used on
Soy Crops called Round Up. Please see my article on GMO’s for more detailed info.
This in itself, should convince you to not consume soy, but in case you need even
more information, here are 10 strong reasons why soy is dangerous to your health.
NATURAL SOURCES IN PLANT
1. Soybeans contain natural toxins which disrupt hormone levels.
Especially estrogens. When the bad estrogens are raised in our bodies
we will have many unpleasant hormonal symptoms that could potentially
lead to more serious health conditions.
- Soybeans contain- He – Ma Gluten – in ……… Spelled haemagglutinin,
a clot-promo ting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together.
- Soy containstoxic isoflavones – genistein and daidzein. Which have
been known to stimulate the growth of existing breast cancer.
- Soy contains plant estrogens called phytoestrogens,
which disrupt endocrine function and can lead to infertility and breast cancer in women.
- Soy foods havehigh levels of goitrogens which block production of thyroid hormo
- Soybeans and soy products containhigh levels of phytic acid,
which inhibits the assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.
- Soy has many highly allergenic substances = 28 different soy proteins all of
which bind go IgE antibodies causing gastrointestinal issues.
- About 99% of soy is genetically modified, so it contains one of the highest pesticide
contamination levels. Another highly toxing carcinogen in soy is NITRATES,
which is added during the spray process
- Soy is exposed to High Heat during processing– soy protein isolate, which is a
dangerous by-product of soy. Soy Lecithen also is a toxin, and used in many nutritional
products as a emulsifier. Helps with mixing oil and water (chocolate to be smooth)
Also soy Lecithen extends shelf life, as well reduces ingredients from
being sticky (like chocolate to wrapper) also prevents clumps in baking mixes.
- Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum,which is toxic to the body.
In order to become a soy isolate, and Lecithen, acid washing is required
in Aluminum tanks which leaches into the final product. Aluminum negatively
affects the nervous system and the kidneys, and it’s been linked to Alzheimer’s.
FERMENTED VS. UNFERMENTED
Soy is UNFERMENTED: Phytates in unfermented soy products actually obstruct
absorption of protein and four key minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc
better than fermented sources. In their natural form, soybeans contain phytochemicals
with toxic effects on the human body. The three major anti-nutrients are phytates,
enzyme inhibitors and goitrogens. These anti-nutrients are the way nature protects
he soybean plant so that it can live long enough to effectively reproduce. They
function as the immune system of the plant, offering protection from the radiation
of the sun, and from invasion by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. They make the soybean
plant unappetizing to foraging animals. All plants have some anti-nutrient properties,
but the soybean plant is especially rich in these chemicals. If they are not removed
by extensive preparation such as fermentation or soaking, soybeans are one of the
worst foods a person can eat. The net protein utilization of unfermented soy is 61
which quite low. The most common soy (99%) sold at major grocery retailers in soy
milks and processed foods is unfermented soy. It is deadly. Unfermented soy has
been linked to digestive distress, immune system breakdown, PMS, endometriosis,
reproductive problems for men and women, allergies, ADD and ADHD, higher risk
of heart disease and cancer, malnutrition, and loss of libido. Fermented sources of
soy such as natto, miso, tempeh and some fermented tofus are likely the only types
of soy that should be consumed by humans and that’s only if you can get around
the crap shoot that they’re non-GMO and organic
(which there is no guarantee despite labeling).
With this being said, I would strongly encourage you to find alternatives for
Soy Milk and soy products. The problem is that GMO soy is in almost everything processed.