I have had a long-standing hate relationship with soy, mostly because more and more scientific evidence shows that the soy we consume today has numerous harmful effects on our bodies. I also do not trust a crop that is poisonous in its raw form (it must be cooked before consumption)⠀
The Okinawans - one of the healthiest population in the world - are credited for giving soy its popularity - and they ate a lot of it. Problems is, the soy they consumed is completely different from the one harvested today in the US (second biggest soybean exporter in the world).
Over 90% of soy produced in the US is genetically modified, contributing to a lot of health problems, like destroying gut health.⠀
Soy contains high levels of goitrogens, which are compounds that inhibit the thyroid’s ability to utilize iodine correctly, leading to hypothyroid problems.⠀
Soy contains plant estrogens, which can cause different kind of cancer for both men and women.⠀
Studies leading back as far as the 1970s have linked the consumption of soy products with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) due to the fact that soybeans tend to soak up manganese from the earth, which we end up consuming.
If you are a big fan of soy, just do your research before buying it. Look for organic, non-GMO brands (like Eden Foods).
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