Not All Soy Products Are Healthy For You To Eat

November 2, 2017

© Igor Dutina | Dreamstime

Many hail soy and as being a meatless way to get protein while providing essential vitamins and minerals without all fat and cholesterol associated with animal protein sources.  However not all soy and soy products are created equally and in some cases, they can actually be bad for you! While the jury is still out on the long term effects of consuming genetically modified foods, or GMO, upwards of 90% of soybean cops are made using GMOs.  So in this instance, searching out non-GMO may be worth your time if you want to avoid GMOs.  There are two types of soy, fermented or unfermented and here again knowing which is which is important.  Generally speaking fermented verities of soy, such as miso, natto, tempeh and tamari are easier to digest, high in vitamin K2, an important nutrient for supporting bone and cardiovascular health and lower amounts of phytates that prevent the absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, which can be a major problem for those on a vegan diet.  Unfortunately, the most popular so products consumed in the USA are tofu, edamame and soy milk, all of which are unfermented.  What is even more disturbing is that some research has concluded too much soy products, especially the unfermented varieties, can actually increase your risk of breast cancer and hinder many cancer treatments. So when it comes to soy, make sure it is organic, properly fermented and limit you consumption. In China and Japan, the average amount of soy consumed is about 8 grams, which is far less that we eat in the United States (consider one soy burger contains nine grams of soy).

SOURCE: Natural News & Mother Nature Network

See and hear more from the 98.5 KTK Morning Show

98.5 KTK Morning Show Podcast