What a To Do!
Is Soya good for you or is it bad for you?
Does it help the menopause?
Can it cause Thyroid problems?
O – so much information, so little understanding.
The Manufacturing industry using the little they know from Science has a lot to answer for. They have taken the good facts about Soya and put it into their products to sell them. What they have not accepted or done much about is the way Soya must be processed to turn it from a bad food to a good food.
The Japanese would never consume Soya raw or unfermented. They also do not eat as much as the manufacturing industry make out. The reason Japanese women do not suffer from the menopause is because of the fish they eat. It is normal for the body to reduce oestrogens when it gets older, it is a natural process of ageing. The hot flushes and other symptoms that western women suffer from are more to do with a lack of good fats from seeds, fish and animals not a lack of phytoestrogens, which are found in Soya.
Good Soya is FERMENTED and wet heated soya.
Bad Soya is raw and unfermented soya.
If the product you are buying does not say Fermented or Wet heated Soya, when it lists Soya in the list of ingredients, then do not buy it because if it has not been treated either by fermentation or wet heat it will contain seriously bad toxins.
Should we be eating Soya From the Guardian Newspaper
Soybean from Wikipedia and scroll down to Nutrition where it says this:
“For human consumption, soybeans must be cooked with “wet” heat in order to destroy the trypsin inhibitors(serine protease inhibitors) . Raw soybeans, including Edamame, should not be eaten by humans, swine, chickens, in fact, all monogastric animals. “
The Natural News has been very damning about Soya (rightly in my opinion) but they along with everyone else do not stipulate what type of Soya they are referring to.
In the UK Soya is in every single loaf of bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, Free-From foods, soups, sauces and organic products. It does not state on any of those products if the Soya has been fermented or wet-heat treated.
Soya is also used in chocolate even organic chocolate in the form of lecithin a fat.
Soya is also rich in protein. So using soya in products is also supplying them with more protein. Protein while good for you on one hand and vital for life, can be bad if too much is consumed as for one thing it depletes calcium.
So there is a nice little picture building up of why Soya can cause untold problems especially for women going through the menopause and consuming Soya, thinking it is helping when if it isn’t fermented or wet heat treated is making thing far worse, and causing them to lose more calcium from their bones because of the protein in Soya depleting calcium.
IF you are going to consume Soya, make absolutely certain it is fermented or wet heat treated and then only consume a little, if not fermented or wet heat treated then avoid it with a very long barge-pole which means avoiding all bread, biscuits, cakes etc until the manufacturing industry get their act together.