Soy: safe or not?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

So I came across an article that discusses the dangers of soy. It seems that every time I come across an anti-soy article I try to cut it out and then I find something that says it's fine in moderation. What do I believe?!? What do you think Sparkers??

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    as sugirl mentioned it is ok in moderation but if you eat a ton of prepackaged foods it is in pretty much everything kinda like corn.
    3054 days ago
  • GFMAMA888
    Ang: I do want to read those books!! They are on my "to buy" list!
    3055 days ago
    Soy is genetically modified and also has allot of pesticides on it. Dr Oz said on a show this week that you should avoid GMO's because they are not tested to see if they are safe or what they may do to the body years later. Japan would not let them have GMO's and took a wait and see to see how it would affect Americans and that was 20 years ago. For a country that suppose to have the best health care, we have the sickest people in the world. There is data out there that does say that GMO's are not safe and that they cause health problems.
    3055 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    I think it is ok in moderation but the problem is that soy is in tons and tons of packaged foods! It doesn't help either (to me) that almost all soy is genetically modified. That just scares me. And then if you decide to go vegetarian/vegan, its like you had nothing to eat buy soy products! I say that its pretty much safe in moderation. Just don't be eating your tofu scrambled "eggs" with your glass of soy milk followed by a soy protein bar for a snack and a soy burger at lunch. That might be excessive ;) Soy in its natural form (i.e. edamame) is fine in my opinion!
    PS. Have you read In Defense of Food? It talks about soy and corn in there. It was written by Michael Pollen who wrote Omnivore's Dilemma.
    3055 days ago
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