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No Joy in Soy? The Sad Truth...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Okay. I'm guilty! I liked 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soymilk in my morning oatmeal. I like Soy Protein Shakes! But now I'm switching to Rice Milk! I've been reading articles about my lovely soy. Lately people have been talking to me, telling me my soy is bad! What? I'm on a quest to learn about the truth, no joy in soy?! I must admit it's real. Now I'm not happy about it, but I'm going to give it up. I just looked on the bag of the french bread I bought for my spaghetti tomorrow and guess what? Soybean oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil! UGH! Only fermented Soy is good! Miso and Tempeh is fermented! I like Miso soup. Soy (soybean oil) is in so many foods! Apparently how the industry promotes it to us, isn't at all how the asian population consumes it, they use it as a condiment not a meat (protein) replacement! There are many articles on just how bad soy is. Please watch the video on this link!! I blame the FDA!
They let us get poisoned by chemicals on our farms and they can't seem to regulate mad cow, they let food manufacturers use hydrogenated oils (that clog our arteries) in just about everything as a preservative and now I read about my soy. Okay, I want to be healthy. I guess we should all grow our own fruits and veges and feed our own chickens if we eat eggs! What are vegetarians supposed to eat? Should we only buy grassfed animals for consumption to be as healthy as we can? I found a good place to get quality meat, if you eat it, I do. Not a lot but I do like it every now and again.
. I bought steaks from this place and OMG you can taste the difference! Even my kids said this is so good! Enjoy every moment! Be well!
Consumer Beware! To summarize, there may be some beneficial factors in soy foods prepared according to traditional fermentation methods. In the Orient these are eaten in small amounts as condiments, and not as a replacement for animal foods. Highly processed soy protein isolates and textured vegetable protein have little in common with traditional soy products. They might be compared to plastic processed cheese slices, which have nothing in common with traditionally processed whole milk natural cheeses.

Promotion of modern, industrially processed soy products should be viewed with skepticism. This is a huge and powerful industry. Archer Daniel Midlands, the world's major soy processor, spends heavily on advertising, especially for news programs on major networks. The company spent $4.7 million for advertising on "Meet the Press" and $4.3 million on "Face the Nation" during the course of a year.

ADM also has holdings in major newspapers. Naturally, the press presents soy in a favorable light. ADM lobbies heavily in Washington, and supports university research programs. ADM president Dwayne Andreas is a fanatic about spreading soy-based food around the world. There's a lot in it for him-but not much in it for us. Consumer beware. There is no joy in soy--it's a ploy.

We have the power of choice! It's up to us to change the way we are treated by the food industry! Stop buying foods that are killing us and creating disease! We can do this one family at a time! Be good to yourselves!!
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    I have tried the Almond Milk and it is yummy! I was watching a recording of the Dr. Oz show yesterday and he had a woman making mac n cheese with tofu and said it was so great. It's difficult to discern who to believe but I think I'll finish up my soymilk and try other things. Thanks for all the tips!
    4160 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Everything is bad ,in some way or another . We just have to figure out what works for us . I wish you the best . God bless . emoticon
    4160 days ago
    Oh, my gosh! I have soy milk in my oatmeal. Sometimes tofu stir fry and soybeans in my salad... It really helped me during a certain time in my life but, I am reading a lot of information that puts another view about it. My daughter uses almond milk and it is very good. I am like you and will continue to read and research. It's just to bad when one is trying so hard to do the right thing for their body. Thanks for the info......... emoticon
    4161 days ago
    wow, everything is bad for you anymore
    4161 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    I switched from Soy milk to Almond Milk. I can really tell a big difference.
    4161 days ago
  • LOREN009
    I also quit soy milk. Try almond milk... it's really good! I especially like the unsweetened vanilla. Only 40 calories per cup!
    4161 days ago
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    Wow! I honestly hadn't heard any of this about Soy. Talk about a wakeup call!
    4161 days ago
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