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The Myth About Soy – Is Soy Making You Fat?

Did you know that you could be poisoning your body with high levels of toxins produced by too much soy in your diet? Research has shown that a soy diet at any age can lead to a weakened thyroid, which usually leads to heart problems and excess fat. Could this explain the dramatic increase in obesity today?

Are you obese or overweight? If you follow a soy-rich diet, you could seriously affect your health, not to mention sabotage your weight loss goals.

Most people are unaware of the many powerful chemical toxins found in soy. One of them is phytic acid, also called phytates. These acids prevent the body from absorbing essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and especially zinc. Unfortunately, soy is very resistant to phytate reduction techniques, such as long slow cooking, so eliminating this toxin is simply impossible.

Soy also contains powerful enzyme inhibitors. These inhibitors block the absorption of trypsin and other enzymes the body needs for protein digestion, causing severe stomach upset, reduced protein digestion, and possibly leading to chronic deficiencies in acid absorption. amines.

Because of the way soybeans today are made and processed (fast and cheap), it doesn’t matter what kind of products you buy, organic or not. They all contain high levels of toxins and should not be eaten, or only sparingly, as they do in Asian cultures. Contrary to popular belief, soy products have never been a staple in Asian countries. Historically, soybeans were used by the poor in times of extreme food scarcity, and only then were the soybeans carefully prepared by long fermentation to destroy the toxins in the soybeans.

The average American vegetarian diet today includes soy in extreme excess of what Asians typically consume; they generally use small portions of soy to supplement their meals. The standard Asian diet consists of more natural products, much lower fat meat, higher amounts of vegetables and more fish. Their diet is also lower in chemicals and toxins because they eat far fewer processed foods (canned, jarred, pickled, frozen).

So if you think soy will keep you and your kids from getting fat, think again. These claims come directly from the soy industry which has led us all to believe in its “health food” qualities. It really makes no sense, especially when we know that farmers are feeding animals soy-based feed to fatten them up as quickly as possible for slaughter.

Soy also contains an abundant amount of isoflavones (phytoestrogens), which actually interfere with the ability of the thyroid gland to make thyroid hormones, which means weight gain, fatigue, and depression. A diet high in soy is also high in isoflavones, and you don’t need much. Just one glass of soy milk a day, said to contain between 30 and 45 milligrams, is enough to suppress thyroid function. And with a weakened thyroid, it will be increasingly difficult for you to lose weight.

It is the isoflavones in soy that are believed to protect us from heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and the inconveniences of menopause. Not so.

But the most alarming and saddest effect comes from feeding our infants soy. Although everyone knows it, breastfeeding is the best; today’s mothers think they are doing their newborns a favor by giving them a soy-based formula instead of the traditional milk-based one. In fact, it causes devastating damage to our children.

Infants fed exclusively soy formulas have 13,000 to 22,000 times more estrogen compounds in their blood than babies fed milk-based formulas, the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills a day . Premature development in girls has been linked to the use of soy formula, as has underdevelopment in men.

Mothers who eat soy during pregnancy also put their babies at risk because isoflavones cross the placenta. This can upset the hormonal balance, especially during the first three months, when male fetuses are at a crucial stage of development and absolutely must have enough testosterone. Other problems associated with both genders fed soy infant formula include extreme emotional behavior, depression, asthma, immune system problems, pituitary failure, thyroid disorders, and irritable bowel syndrome. .

In general, there are an overwhelming number of other health issues that can be associated with soy foods, including: bladder, prostate, colorectal, thyroid, and breast cancer; precancerous lesions; heart disease; Type 2 diabetes; malnutrition; growth retardation; flatulence; pancreatic problems; low libido: precocious puberty; anemia; zinc deficiency; osteoporosis; intestinal damage; malabsorption and leaky gut syndrome; kidney stones; allergies; infant death; disruption of the immune system; thyroid disease – and the list goes on.

The soybean industry is a mighty multi-billion dollar industry. And the public relations and financing of its advertising as a “health food” is actually causing a “health crisis”. Soy is dangerous for you, and especially for your children. Don’t get carried away by their marketing gimmicks.

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