Any product that contains soy should also be avoided if you have Hashimoto’s. This can be harder than you think because soy is often found in many foods and it’s not always obvious that it’s there. Why is soy a problem?
Why soy is not a health food?
While many problems exist from such a high intake of soy, there are eight main reasons why soy is not a health food . Soy is not heart healthy An influential meta-analysis in 1995 of 38 controlled clinical trials showed that eating approximately 50 grams of soy protein a day in place of animal protein reduced LDL cholesterol by almost 13 percent.
Some additional soy tips: Toss firm or extra firm tofu into your favorite stir-fry. Try soy yogurt or soy puddings for a healthy snack. Mix together ice cubes, soy milk and fresh fruit for a tasty smoothie treat. Make a healthy trail mix with roasted soybeans (soy “nuts”) and dried fruit. Spread some soy nut butter on whole grain toast instead of peanut butter, and more items.
Is soy really bad for You?
Soy is a nutrient-dense source of protein that can safely be consumed several times a week, and is likely to provide health benefits —especially when eaten as an alternative to red and processed meat.
What are the dangers of soy?
Soy Protein Isolates, which are shown to enlarge the pancreas and thyroid and increase fatty acid deposits in the liver. Soy contains toxic isoflavones. Soy foods have a high concentration of goitrogens which block production of thyroid hormones. For a full comprehensive piece on the dangers of soy check out this article by Sally Fallon & Mary.
Too much of anything in your diet is not good, compared to a well balanced and varied diet. This would apply to soybeans as well. Highly processed forms of any food is usually less nutritious than unprocessed. Phytoestrogens are found in all soybeans, regardless of genetic modification. They are claimed to be beneficial for p.