- Soy contains phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) with built in insecticides. Phytoestrogens can mimic the effects of estrogen and have been found to have adverse effects on various human tissues. Drinking even two glasses of soy milk daily for one month has enough estrogen to alter a woman's menstrual cycle.
- Soy contains trypsin inhibitors which interfere with protein digestion and cause pancreatic disorders. As a matter of fact, raw soy flour is known to cause pancreatic cancer in rats.
- Soy contains phytic acid, which disrupts mineral absorption by your bones.
- Soy contains hemagglutinin, which causes red blood cells to clump together and inhibits oxygen uptake, potentially causing blood clots.
Soy – the "Magic Bean"?
Soybeans are frequently touted as a "miracle food" that can prevent cancer and the ideal substitute for meat. But is soy really the "Magic Bean"? My answer is a resounding "NO"... First of all, over 90% of the soybeans in the USA are GMO (genetically modified). In addition to causing sterility in rats and hamsters, GMO soy is heavily sprayed with toxic pesticides and herbicides. But some folks believe that organic "non-GMO" soy is OK to consume. I tend to disagree, based on the following: