The level of consciousness about eating and staying healthy is way higher than I was years ago. Meaning more people have joined the team of eating healthy in order to stay healthy and maintain a balanced lifestyle.
When speaking about that healthy food we pose a question? Is soy healthy and how often should we consume it?
You’ll be surprised by the answer. It’s not healthy at all and can cause various health problems, and its widespread use is destructive for the whole planet.
Soy is a legume and carries the same toxic components of the other beans. In addition the oil and the other soy products derived from soybeans require huge treatment in order to become edible.
Some of the harmful properties of soybeans
- Containing phytoestrogens, the consumption of soybean can mimic the body’s natural estrogen hormones, which is extremely dangerous for men and can lead to low sperm count, infertility, increased risk of cancers and testosterone imbalance. When it comes to women, this can cause estrogen dominance, leading also to infertility, cancer and menstrual troubles.
- Many mothers make soy milk a substitute of breast milk, which is highly dangerous and is actually equal to 4 birth control pills a day. Do you want to grow your kid on pills?
- On the other hand, soy contains high levels of phytic acid, which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb the necessary minerals such as: calcium, zinc, iron, copper and magnesium, many people are deficient in.
- The protease inhibitor soy contains can block the enzymes necessary for the digestion of certain proteins.
- Soy also contains goitrogens, which are potent anti-thyroid compounds that can lead to both thyroid disorders and endocrine disruption. Other cruciferous vegetables such as: cauliflower,broccoli and cabbage have the same properties in lesser amount only. However, cooking can greatly lower, even destroy these properties which is not the case for soy.
- The consumption of soy vastly increases the body’s need for vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, magnesium and calcium.
- Being sprayed with large amount of pesticides during the cultivation, soybeans not only carry the toxins in the body, but leave the soil depleted too.
Almost all processed foods contain some form of soy. Beware of these ingredients when buying your food: soy lecithin, soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, texturized vegetable protein, or other phrases containing the word soy.
Not only they contain soy, but the harmful ingredient that goes with it. Be careful and always read the ingredient list before buying something.