There’s never an excuse soy milk
Soymilk (Filtered Water, Whole Soybeans), Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Carrageenan, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B12.
1. Phytoestrogens in Soy
- One study showed that infants consuming soy formula had concentrations of blood estrogen levels 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than normal estrogen levels. It is reasonable to theorize from this study that soy consumption does indeed wreak havoc on normal estrogen levels.
- Numerous animal studies (here and here) show that soy phytoestrogens can cause breast cancer. Studies (here and here) show that soy consumption increases the proliferation of potentially carcinogenic breast cells.
- This list of studies from 1939 – 2008 shows various adverse effects of soy consumption
- Researcher Kris Gunnars compiled an exhaustive and unbiased summary of soy research here and pointed out, “every study I looked at that showed beneficial effect, the study was either sponsored by the soy industry, or the authors had some kind of financial ties to the soy industry.” He also discusses that studies showing benefits of soy consumption are often observational studies, which are often unreliable.
2. Phytic Acid in Soy
Phytic acid is the principal storage form of phosphorus in many plant tissues, especially the bran portion of grains and other seeds. It contains the mineral phosphorus tightly bound in a snowflake-like molecule.In humans and animals with one stomach, the phosphorus is not readily bioavailable. In addition to blocking phosphorus availability, the “arms” of the phytic acid molecule readily bind with other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, making them unavailable as well. In this form, the compound is referred to as phytate.Phytic acid not only grabs on to or chelates important minerals, but also inhibits enzymes that we need to digest our food, including pepsin, needed for the breakdown of proteins in the stomach, and amylase, needed for the breakdown of starch into sugar. Trypsin, needed for protein digestion in the small intestine, is also inhibited by phytates.
3. Unfermented Soy is Not A Traditional Food
4. Genetically Modified Soy
- RoundUp Ready crops allow farmers to use even larger amounts of this toxic herbicide.
- Concerning levels of glyphosphate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, is found on RoundUp Ready crops. Glyphosphate is linked to a number of serious health problems (source).
- We lack any research showing that consumption of GMO foods is safe to eat in the long-term
6. Calcium Carbonate
7. Vitamin D2
8. Synthetic Vitamin A
9. “Natural Flavors”
10. It’s simply not Real Food!
- Is it a product or is it a food?
- Is it made with ingredients that humans have used for thousands of years?
- Is this something that your great-grandmother would recognize as food?
- Can you make it in your kitchen with grocery store ingredients?
- Is it advertised on TV?
- Soymilk is a product, not a food.
- Synthetic vitamins and unfermented soy beans were never used by traditional cultures thousands of years ago.
- Nope! Great grandma would been utterly repulsed by the idea of drinking soybean juice emulsified with seaweed.
- Nuh-uh. Where can you get your hands on “natural flavors” and synthetic vitamins?
- Yes! Soymilk is heavily advertised.