Many Americans are switching meats and eggs out of their diet with tofu. But is it really that healthy?
The soy industry says yes, that it is great for your heart. But really, tofu is not the superstar that it is made out to be.
One is better off to eat grass fed beef, organic eggs and raw dairy then to be eating the processed soy known as tofu.
Dr. Daniels made this statement about tofu:
“Unlike in Asia where people eat small amounts of whole soybean products, western food processors separate the soybean into two golden commodities–protein and oil. There’s nothing safe or natural about this.”
Not to mention that there are many health problems that are associated with diets that are high in soy, which could include:
– soy allergies
– thyroid issues
– weight gain
– loss of libido
– reproductive disorders
– premature puberty
Many have also thought that soy will help to lower cholesterol. However, it has been found that in some, it may do just the opposite. And it has been known to increase the chance of birth defects, as well as heart disease and stroke. This doctor is also petitioning for the FDA to remove the statement that “soy prevents heart disease”.
Here are some facts that many do not know about soybeans:
– Most soybeans are genetically modified.
– They are high in natural toxins, which can cause extensive gastric distress.
– Soybeans are very high in phytates, which prevents minerals from being absorbed
Do not fret though. There are some forms of soy that are healthy. These include Miso, soy sauce, Natto, and Tempeh. It is equally important to remember that all processed soy foods, such as soy ice cream, soy energy bars, and soy burgers and milk are not health foods and can be damaging to the body.