I get asked this question a lot – Is soy good or bad and should I be having it?
Let’s start at when you shouldn’t eat it …. when you have a thyroid issue, but then there are other foods included in that as well.
So let’s get it straight – Soy is good. There’s nothing wrong with Soy at all, so don’t get sucked into the mis-information that’s out there.
A study was done back in 2013 showed that the highest consumers of soy who were BRACA 1 and BRACA2 carriers had a 61% risk reduction in breast cancer. While those consuming the most meat had a 197% increase in their risk of breast cancer.
There is overwhelming evidence that soy is a great product. If you hear otherwise you’ll find the writer or speaker is using out of date research or the research has been done by animal based companies fear-mongering.
Soy can be eaten by the males in our species as well!!!!
In fact, yes there’s been studies, men who eat more soy foods have a lower rate of prostrate cancer. So, guys, feel free to have as much tofu, tempeh and soy milk as you like!
And, before you ask, the GMO soy that everyone worries about? Well, this isn’t for human consumption. (although I can’t speak for everywhere in the world). This soy is fed to animals especially cattle used for beef (which makes me jolly pleased I don’t eat animal products to get that GMO second hand).
To be on the safe side – always buy Organic soy products.
I hope that answers the question. I could go into lots more details about studies and research, but I’ll spare you – besides I like my blogs to be short!