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To soy or not to soy...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

... that is the question. There's been so much controversy around soy, that I really don't know whether to include it in my life or not. I'd switched to whey awhile ago, but just wondered what your thoughts are.

Anyone have an opinion on this? Thanks.
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SKYEFYR 10/30/2012 2:09PM

  Prevention.com had a good article comparing soy and almond milks. Might give you more insight. I don't have the link anymore, but you can probably google it.

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KRISTINE99 10/15/2012 11:16AM

    I avoid soy products because of the soy isoflavones. From what I've read the less phytoestrogens in one's system, the better :)

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LEONALIONESS 10/14/2012 12:12AM

    I'd never touch whey (mostly due to being vegan. Haha.) There were a lot of whey proteins testing very very high in heavy metals not too long ago. If the milk isn't organic, you're getting all that garbage in a very concentrated form in your whey. There are a lot of conflicting things about dairy, too. I really don't think it's healthy for us at all. Also, you know, made for baby cows, not people.

A lot of the soy stuff is unscientific scaremongering. The science is poor (usually rats fed INSANE amounts of pure, concentrated soy protein isolate) and biased. I don't tend to do lots of soy protein isolate/protein powder but have no issues with soy ice cream, vegan meats and the occasional Builder Bar.

For the rare shake, I like Vega One a lot. It's a mix of plant based proteins developed by Brendan Braser the mega triathlete Iron Man.



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NANCY- 10/11/2012 8:52AM

    Knowing your soy and it's source is best. I avoid processed soy (milk, tofu) Fermented soy is better.

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HELEN_BRU 10/11/2012 7:54AM

    I dropped soy when I found a better alternative.

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KICK-SS 10/11/2012 12:15AM

    I don't use soy, I use whey proteins and try to avoid soy for the most part, although my mayonnaise does have some soy in it. But, I don't use a lot of that. I tend to choose foods that don't have soy in them.

Lots of contraversy over soy, I just made the decision to stay away from it.


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DJ4HEALTH 10/10/2012 10:50PM

    Soy is GMO so I would not do soy and besides If it was so good for you why do so many women have breast cancer now.. It is not from better screening because they say that fewer women are getting them because of the radiation from the machine.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/10/2012 9:50PM

    if you are female and middle aged I would probably not do soy as older women tend to have thyroid trouble. There are mixed messages about whether soy increases your risk or protects you against breast cancer. It does mimic estrogen. I don't do soy.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/10/2012 8:13PM

    a little won't hurt . I have some in my energy bars and soem time in my veggie burgers but not every day all day i used to drink soy milk now I do cocounut

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WALLAHALLA 10/10/2012 7:34PM

    I'm going to assume soy is like most other things, best used in moderation.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/10/2012 7:16PM

    I don't take soy because of the 'up in the air' information about it. There is no definitive word on this whether it is best to eat it or not.

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ALISHAB3 10/10/2012 3:09PM

    I don't do soy. Its full of estrogens and they tend to plump a person. Its bad news for your thyroid.

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DDHEART 10/10/2012 2:46PM

    When I use protein powder, it's soy based and edamame is a favored protein snack for me, but neither occurs in any high level of frequency and since I'm an omnivore, not seen as a necessity either. I've read a lot on both sides of the coin...sorry not much help here.

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JLITT62 10/10/2012 11:40AM

    I have soy . . . in moderation. I try to stay away from overly processed soy stuff for the most part (hot dogs, the "chicken" substitute type things), & just use tofu & tempeh . . . but not every day & not every meal.

And I ditched soy milk in favor of almond & now almond/coconut milk.

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NATPLUMMER 10/10/2012 11:37AM

    Yes, that is the question. From what I've read, if you don't have breast cancer in your family it's okay to have soy.

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