Soy no So Good For Us
Confused about soy? Marie Oser clears it up.
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1921 soy compound isoflavone, genistein is one of many. The chemical structure would be similar to the chemical structure of estrogen. This structure gets people nervous. They thought if men ate Tofu they would become a feminine and the sperm count would fall. Also rumored that if women consumed soy milk or Tofu, their breast cancer rate could go up because their estrogen would go up and if a woman had breast cancer in the past and she eats soy products her cancer would progress. It has been popular wisdom; it’s not like we haven’t had time to sort this out. First of all, men who consume soy products have no hormonal whats so ever they don’t become a feminist, their sperm count doesn’t fall and if you wonder if their fertility any way impaired get on a plane to Asian countries where soy products are continually consumed and where fertility is not an issue.
There are least eight studies on women on breast cancer and that soy this affect women but beneficially. Women who consume soy products have about 30% less breast cancer risk than women who avoid soy.
We also have three very large studies including 10,000 women treated in the past, those who avoid soy don’t get benefits at all, and those who consume soy products have about 30% reduction of their likely hood that cancer will come back.
So soy is not a problem it does seem to be beneficial. Having said all that, let’s be clear a Vegan diet is not being a soy promoting society. We are not here cheerleading soybeans. They are healthy and are versatile; you can replace bacon with them. Soy seems to be an Asian product that seems to have benefits. Just one thing, it has to be organic, by law if it’s organic can not be GMO. The non-organic, GMO soy and corn is all for cattle, hog and chicken feed.
Soy provides a complete source of dietary protein, meaning that, unlike most plant proteins, it contains all the essential amino acids. According to the American Soybean Association
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