Soy beans were not considered fit for humans until the Chinese learned to ferment them, which makes them digestible. Asian diets now include fermented soy beans in the form of natto, miso, tamari, and tempeh. The Japanese and Chinese eat 10 grams of soy per day- about two teaspoons. Yet a soy manufacturer recommends Americans eat ten times what the Japanese eat -100 grams of soy protein per day. Soy has long been recognized as a nutrient-dense food and as an excellent source of protein by respected dietitians and clinical nutritionists. Soy is definitely one of the most controversial foods in the world. Soybeans contain large quantities of natural toxins or “antinutrients”. First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. So here are 9 dangerous soy facts everyone have to know.
Soy is higher in phytoestrogens than just about any other food source. Phytoestrogens are plant-based estrogens that mimic estrogen in our bodies. Consuming phytoestrogens is downright dangerous for the human body. It’s only common sense. No one argues, for example, that a leading cause of breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility, and low libido is unopposed estrogen, or estrogen dominance. An infant taking the recommended amount of soy formula is consuming a hormone load equivalent of 4 birth control pills a day!