To Soy or Not to Soy?
by Tracie Hittman, MS www.itsyourplate.com 608-213-2021
Article from Dustin Maher’s Fitness website
Can you believe that as a nutritional consultant, I actually warn my clients about the potential heath dangers that the consumption of soy can cause?
You may be thinking to yourself, “What the heck? The media tells me that if I include a lot of soy into my diet, I will decrease the risks of cancer (especially breast and colon) and also reduce my chances of getting heart disease.” Those sound like positive claims, right? This is where the controversy begins: To soy or not to soy?
If you really read your food product and supplement labels, you will quickly discover that soy is everywhere. Some examples of soy derivatives that you can run across while reading labels arehydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), vegetable protein concentrate, vegetable oil, MSG (monosodium glutamate), soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, TVP (textured vegetable proteins) and, the most prominent of all, soy oil. Other popular soy products include: soy milk, soy yogurt, soy cheese, soy protein powders, soy baby formula, tofu, soy sauce, vegetarian burgers and meat alternatives. According to the media and some health experts, this would be a good thing, but I would encourage you to think again! Continue reading “Nutritionist Says Avoid Soy Unless It Is Fermented”