It is with great joy that I discovered the benefits of soy protein were far outweighed by the dangers.
Thyroidism! Breast cancer! Hormonal imbalances! Early onset of puberty in girls! Slowed development in boys!
Forget soy. Forget tofu. Eat polenta and pasta. They even taste good! Diet Coke is healthier!
For the past two (yes, a whole two) days, after reading about how wonderful soymilk and tofu was, I decided to try it. See all those Silk commercials touting the health benefits of soy? One-sided. I tried some light soy milk. Bleah. The vanilla and chocolate is good though. I tried variations of tofu. Bland, but not bad, neither here nor there.
Then, because I couldn't fathom how to eat the recommended 25 grams of soy (on the back of the Silk box, I should have known better) I looked up the benefits of soy, to see if it was really worth all that.
Ummm.... nope. Read all about the controversy!
It's not just there, either. It's here... and then over here
Okay that last one was just for a laugh but still, this is more trusty...
And finally,the Wikipedia version.
So I think the occasional glass of soy milk (chocolate, or vanilla, but not plain ewww) and some tofu or miso is fine, but I think I won't be eating tempeh or soy burgers, or soy stuff... bleah.
If it doesn't include most of the soy bean and doesn't have soy protein then it's to be avoided, I think....
... and while I'll eat some soy, I'm not inclined to try to add it to my daily diet.
I'll just stock up on some olive oil and salmon.
Now, there's a combo you can't go wrong with.