Sat, Dec 01 2012 at 1:12 AM
Exactly! Much of the anti-soy information is coming from the dairy lobby. Flax seeds have a much higher quantity of phytoestrogens but no one makes a fuss about it. The phytoestrogens in soy and flax and ALL plant foods (all plants have phytoestrogen) are a super weak form of estrogen. There are more studies that link soy and plant phytoestrogens to helping balance and normalize hormone levels in humans than throwing them off into one direction or the other. All those negative soy studies are also conducted on rats by giving them doses of soy isolates (processed with chemicals) that a normal human would never consume in a day. MNN is incredibly anti-soy and it's one of the reasons i have a hard time trusting what I read here now.
Sat, Dec 01 2012 at 1:07 AM
Can you share that study from a peer reviewed journal? Never heard that before.
Tue, Aug 21 2012 at 2:21 PM
There's a lot of misinformation about soy and this is another example. The enzyme inhibitors are mostly in the hull of the soybean and the hull is removed for cooking soy for human consumption (not for animal feed). Plus the remaining inhibitors are broken down when the soybeans are soaked, cooked properly or fermented. There are some products that do qualify and others that don't. Best to just call a company and ask about their cooking procedures. Note that cows are often fed whole raw soybeans which contain the MOST enzyme inhibitors.