This is the first time the FDA has ever tried to revoke a health claim.
Are soy foods good for you? Or will they kill you? We combed through over 4,500 scientific studies to find out—the results will shock you (or maybe won't).
Tofu or snafu? Soy has become a big component of a plant-based diet, but debates have raged for decades over whether soy really produces certain health benefits.
You certainly don’t have to eat soy products, even as a vegetarian or vegan. But for many, options like veggie burgers, soy milk and miso soup make for convenient and tasty meat- or dairy-free dishes.
Despite how ubiquitous soy and its derivatives have become in our diets, confusion persists: Is soy healthy for men? And what’s the deal with soy and breast cancer?
That’s why we’re setting the record straight on some of the biggest soy myths that just won’t go away. Here are a few biggies to stop believing, stat.
American farmers lead the world in soybean production, growing 75 million acres in 2011. But production of the “vegetable soybean,” called edamame, lags far behind Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, and Thailand. That may be changing as demand for nutritious, local, and American-produced foods grows edamame production is increasing. Initiatives in several states aim to boost production, offering US farmers new opportunities to produce a nutritious, good-tasting, easy-to-grow and non-GMO crop.
In summary, according to Santen, "I do not think men should have any concern about this as a practical matter."
Another question that often comes up about soy milk: Is it any better for you than regular dairy milk? And the answer is that there's really not a huge difference between soy milk and cow milk, nutrition-wise. If you have good reason to prefer one or the other (say, because of lactose intolerance), that's fine. Drink whatever you prefer.
So, is there a dark side to soy? The Weston A Price Foundation seems to think so.
Soybeans are handy. Aside from the traditional foods they bring us — edamame, tofu, tempeh, and many others — they transform into tasty substitutes for milk, yogurt, ice cream, bacon, burgers, and sausage.
In recent years, scientific evidence has questioned the health benefits of soy, and more importantly, has brought to light possible adverse effects. Tell me it's not soy!!
There is no food quite as controversial as soy. There are those who claim that soy is good for everyone, helps prevent breast cancer and is the ideal alternative to dairy. Then there are the studies that show that soy is downright evil suppressing thyroid function, messing with our hormones and acting as a potent carcinogenic. So, who are we to believe?
What most researchers do agree on is that we are only just beginning to truly understand the nature of soy, and that much more research is needed before it is possible to make firm health recommendations. “If you look at nutritional research in general,” Kaplan says, “there are kinds of proteins that are described as being ‘bioactive.’ Most people had assumed that if soy is bioactive, it’s because of the isoflavones. We’re no longer certain of that at all.”
So should you give up soy for good? Not necessarily. Eating some soy can be a healthy way to cut back on meat while still making sure you’re eating enough protein. But too much of a good thing has the potential to take its toll on your hormones and your health. “For healthy adults, I think about soy the way I think about things like sugar, alcohol and caffeine,” says Patisaul. “Moderation is key.”
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