Soy and why you should avoid it

Nutrition is key to great health. Its also a very confusing subject. People are told this is good for you that is bad for you, which just adds to the confusion. There is one food source that many consume under the impression that it’s healthy. Soy is a legume and unlike some other legumes really is not good for us.  Soy is not healthy, it can cause health problems so seriously do not eat it. Here is why I am making this statement:

Soybeans contain phytoestrogens, which act like the body’s natural estrogen hormones. This can lead to a testosterone imbalance in men, infertility, low sperm count, and increased risk of cancer. In women, it can cause estrogen dominance, which has been linked to infertility, menstrual troubles and cancer. So if that has not convinced you here are more reasons to stop using soy.

  • These strong phytoestrogens really are not good. If your giving your baby soy then your baby is consuming the equivalent of a birth control pill.
  • Soy inhibits our ability to absorb very important minerals like: zinc, copper, calcium (so when soy milk says with extra calcium you cant absorb it anyway) iron and magnesium. This is due to high levels of phytic acid found in soy.
  • Soy blocks digestive enzymes that we require for protein digestion.
  • One of the biggest issues with Soy, is its anti-thyroid ingredients that create thyroid disorders and disrupt the endocrine system. (funny a lot of people start using soy when want to drop weight. As thyroid health is essential to fat loss soy again is something you do not want to be consuming.

Soy is least harmful in its fermented state many of the harmful poor nutrients are fermented out. These are fine in moderation. If you really must choose soy look for traditionally fermented soy. One last thing to be aware of, before you go clear your cupboards of all your soy, practically all processed foods contain soy, so choose foods that are in their natural state as possible.

For more info contact Wayne at info@exercisenutritioncoach.co.uk

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