A friend of mine sent me this article on the dangers of eating soy products: http://radical.org/ratville/soydangers.html and now I'm afraid to eat soy products. I know you can't believe everything you read, but does anyone have any information on this topic or this article? Thank you
I can't open the link you posted...I'd say that having soy a few times a week is ok.Not all the time,not every day,but such products like whole soybeans are very high in iron,protein and fiber.I stay away from tempeh as it's really processed.But soymilk once in a while is ok.
Don't be afraid! Ppl in China (and other Asian countries) have been eating it for centuries. Thing is, they eat it in a traditional way. Tofu, bean curd, etc is not heavily processed. The soy milk they make is strained, pulverized soy beans that retain much of the fiber. I would not hesitate to eat soy products every single day! That said, eating as close to the whole food is probably best.
Tempeh is not really processed -- it is a microbial-fermented bean mash. You can make it at home, although it's kinda difficult, or buy it from a responsible maker. It is less "processed" than bread, not much different from tofu -- I would say less processed than tofu, but at some point, "processing" food is not evil. It's the fake-y convenience garbage that we need to stay away from, not something fermented like tempeh.
I find it is usually my good intentioned meat eating family/friends that try to share with me the dangers of soy. Thing is, the dangers in the meat and dairy they are eating is far more of an issue. So I don't fret about the soy.
That said, I can't consume it anymore and that makes me sad. I used tofu for so many things, but i recently developed an allergy to eat. That at wheat..
Which isn't such a bad thing as my diet became more diverse when I dropped those too things. Learning about other ways to make foods became a fun challenge.
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