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Soy Products?

What are the benefits to soy products?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • They are a wonderful source of protein and they are very good for our feminine health as well.

    Answer by CoCoMom89 at 10:29 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Growing man-boobs. "Gynecomastia" is the proper term.

    Soy contains various compounds that are used to manufacture "bio-identical" hormones for hormone replacement therapy in women. Soy can be very good for menopausal women.

    Soy and corn are both in so many processed and prepared foods (deli meats, burgers, restaurant food, canned goods, boxed dinners, frozen meals, etc) that most people get plenty without realizing it.

    The soy lobby, just like the tobacco lobby, the pharma lobby, and everyone else, likes people to think they make a great product. Well, they do. It's great for animal feed and menopausal women. Not healthy people and not children.

    Answer by ecodani at 10:31 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Soy can help....

    Prevent Cancer, Lower Cholesterol, Ward off Osteoporosis, Lessen the effects of menopause such as "hot flashes", "personal tropical vacations", and "power surges". Reduce bad Cholesterol(HDL) and prevent osteoporosis.

    Most of the health benefits of soy have been attributed to its content of Genistein and other isoflavones, which resemble natural estrogens in the body. Studies have also shown Genistein can help prevent breast, colon and prostate cancers.

    This tidbit is from: Robyn L. Goldberg RD, Nutrition Expert - Cedars Sinai Medical Center



    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • There is good soy (like tofu, soymilk and edamame) and bad soy (protein powders, any GMO soy).
    If soy was so damaging, then Asian cultures would have been riddled with health issues long before they adopted Western eating habit.
    Most Americans eat WAY more soy via meat, than the average vegetarian.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:34 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • If it is natural soy instead of the GMO Round Up Ready Monsanto soy that's all over the country, I could see it having benefits. But since it is such, I will not touch soy. And yes, I do check for anything that has soy and I cook with imported oils if I use them at all. They are also an estrogen based plant.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

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