If you carefully look at all the studies published on soy you will realize how bad soy is for you. And yet, most people still believe that soy products are healthy. You have to realize that everything you think you know about soy is the result of effective smart mass marketing that made people believe that soy is a superfood. And unfortunately, you’ll find that almost every packaged product is soy based.
So What’s So Bad About Soy?
Soybeans are high in phytic acid
Phytates actually bind to the magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron in your intestines and take them OUT of our bodies. The soybean has one of the highest phytate levels of any grain or legume that has been studied.
Soy contains goitrogens
Soy contains goitrogens which lead to depressed thyroid function. The way that goitrogens work is that they inhibit iodine metabolism. When it comes to thyroid health, iodine is vital in the formation of thyroid hormone. As a result, if iodine cannot be properly utilized by the thyroid gland, then the formation of thyroid hormone can’t happen.
Soy is loaded with phytoestrogens
Did you know that phytoestrogens block the hormone estrogen and have distracting effects on human tissues? Estrogen is a steroid hormone that is often affected by the consumption of these specific isoflavones, which are also referred to as phytoestrogens. These phytoestrogens have been found to cause breast cancer.
Improper balance of testosterone to estrogen in men can lead to a lower libido, fat accumulation around the waist and loss of energy, stamina and virility and even man boobs (gynecomastia).
Having abnormally high levels of estrogen doesn’t mean you’ll be more of a woman. It could disrupt your periods, fertility and put you at risk for breast cancer.
Did you know that soy can cause:
• Brain damage
Additionally, about 80 percent or more, is also genetically modified, which causes many other health issues.
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Seppen J. A diet containing the soy phytoestrogen genistein causes infertility in female rats partially deficient in UDP glucuronyltransferase. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2012 Nov 1;264(3):335-42. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2012.09.013.