Beware! A whopping 95% of soy in the US is genetically modified. Soy is marketed as a health food in baby formulas, soy milk, and processed foods. But the actual science shows a surprisingly different pattern of indigestion, cognitive decline, malnutrition, cancer, and infertility. Thousands of studies also link soy to immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, reproductive disorders and infertility, and heart disease.
Here are a Few Downsides of Soy:
- High in Phytic Acid (Phytates): Reduces assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.
- Trypsin inhibitors: Interferes with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders.
- Heavily sprayed: with chemical herbicides, such as Monsanto’s glyphosate, called a carcinogen by WHO.
- Indigestible: Asian cultures did not consume soy unless fermented, such as miso, tempeh, and natto. Even soya sauce and tofu were once consumed only fermented, to make them digestible.
- Contains Goitrogens: that block synthesis of thyroid hormones causing hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer.
- Contains Phytoestrogens/Isoflavones: Plant compounds resembling human hormones can block normal function in men and women, cause infertility and increase risk of breast cancer.
- Hemagglutinin: A clot-promoting substance that causes your red blood cells to clump, makes them unable to properly absorb and carry oxygen to your tissues.
- Synthetic Vitamin D: Soy foods increase your body’s vitamin D requirement, which is why companies add synthetic vitamin D2 to soymilk (a toxic form of vitamin D).
- Vitamin B12: Soy contains a compound resembling vitamin B12 that cannot be used by your body, so soy foods can actually contribute to B12 deficiency, especially among vegans.
- Protein Denaturing: Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein (TVP). Chemical processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
- MSG: Free glutamic acid or MSG, is a potent neurotoxin. MSG is formed during soy food processing, plus additional MSG is often added to mask soy’s unpleasant taste.
- Aluminum and Manganese: Soy foods contain high levels of heavy metals, such as aluminum which is toxic to your nervous system and kidneys, and manganese which wreaks havoc on your baby’s immature metabolic system.
Source: Janes Healthy Kitchen and
By Sally Fallon & Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.
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