Here’s a question virtually NO ONE can answer right now: “How much soy are you eating?”
You’d think it would be simple. But it’s not.
And not knowing that answer could have a devastating impact on your health as new research reveals how FAR MORE soy is lurking in everyday foods than we ever imagined.
So today, I’m going to share with you…
WHERE soy is hidden
HOW to spot it
WHY you need to avoid it, and
WHAT to look for
By the time you finish reading this, you’ll know exactly how to limit the soy you’re being exposed to.
And you’ll be well on your way to slashing the ugly risks to your health that come with swallowing so much of this “everywhere” ingredient.
Real risks you need to know about
It’s not about soybeans and soy sauce. It’s not even about soy milk.
They are bad, but they’re ALSO obvious.
The trouble is the soy that’s HIDDEN in hundreds of other common foods, including where you least expect it. And the new study reveals how these secret sources of soy could hurt you far worse than we ever knew.
The biggest problem with soy is the isoflavones or phytoestrogens.
Just like they sound, phytoestrogens are essentially a plant form of the “female hormone” estrogen. So every time you eat something with soy in it, you basically get a tiny shot of estrogen.
Plus, the vast majority of soy out there is grown from genetically modified, Round-Up-ready seeds. Which means you’re ALSO downing pesticide residue with every bite.
Eating a lot of soy has been linked to allergic reactions, breast cancer, heart problems, weight gain, and more.
But the fact that soy is a threat to our health isn’t exactly what you’d call news. In fact, it’s why many folks ALREADY take steps to limit the stuff in their diets.
But you can’t limit what you don’t know is there.
And that’s where the new study steps in, revealing how the HIDDEN sources of soy, lurking in places where you least expect it, can add up to a much bigger jolt of estrogen.
The French study found that some of these products had FIVE TIMES the safe limit as recognized by regulators.
And in many cases, these were foods where you wouldn’t ever expect to find soy. In fact, you’d never guess it was there unless you carefully read the ingredients.
Like meatballs, for example. And we’re not talking about some fake-meat soy version, either. We’re talking about the REAL deal here!
Is NOTHING sacred anymore?
Secret sources of soy put your health in danger
You see, soybeans are often used as a cheap filler in processed meats, including lunch meats, chicken fingers, and those meatballs I just mentioned.
And in the new study, five of the 12 meatball products tested didn’t just contain the stuff. They were stuffed with more than a quarter of the daily safe limit.
Soy is also hidden in cereal, baked goods, protein bars and shakes, canned foods (especially soups and stews), and more.
And while the study was done in France, it’s the same thing here. In fact, if anything, it’s even MORE common in the United States.
But when it’s used as a filler or added ingredient, it won’t necessarily be listed first or even second on the list. You need to read EVERYTHING on the label to spot it.
Look for the word “soy” of course. But also keep your eyes peeled for masking words including…
- bean curd
- textured vegetable protein
All of them are red flags that there’s likely soy concealed in what you’re about to swallow.
Better yet, cut way back on the processed foods in your diet. Because the truth is that even when they don’t have soy in them, there are plenty of OTHER dangerous ingredients you should be avoiding.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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