Soy Products – Are There Any Dangers?

This week’s Healthy Diet Podcast is about soy and soy products. Is soy all it’s cracked up to be or are there any dangers associated with soy? We spill the beans on soy today.

Show notes:

  • In 1999 the FDA approved soy containing products as heart healthy. Edible soy bean products range from bean sprouts to highly processed foods.
  • Soy beans come in four colors, yellow, white, black and green (edamame) or young soy beans.
  • Textured vegetable protein, TVP, is made exclusively from soy. TVP is used as a meat substitute. Mike Adams at observed that wild animals wouldn’t even eat TVP.
  • Soy lecithin is an emulsifying agent that is a by product or waste material left over from the production of soy bean oil.
  • Asian cultures eat a lot of soy products. Soy sauce, tofu, miso, tempah are all products eaten by Asians. They however, eat these soy products in small amounts, not as a meat substitute.
  • Soy protein approved by the FDA in 1999 as being heart healthy and FDA states soy “may help reduce cholesterol”.
  • The problem with soy products is that they are devoid of nutrition because they are highly processed.
  • Unprocessed soy contains some toxins and there are dangers associated with eating a high soy diet. Visit or for more info.
  • Eat nutrient dense food, that’s what it’s all about.

The Mostly Raw Vegan Meal Planner will be out February 28th.

Next week: TBA

Alan LeStourgeon

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