Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soy Concerns?

I get asked about Soy a lot. Is it safe?  

The short answer is yes.
  • Assuming you don't have a soy allergy, moderate consumption of soy is likely to improve your health rather than diminish it. 
  • As with most foods, highly processed varieties of soy are probably less healthful than less processed varieties. 
  • And just as common sense would dictate, basing your diet exclusively on soy is not the best idea, mostly because it will crowd out a large variety of health promoting fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, whole grains and other legumes.
If you're interested in this topic, I strongly suggest this great post by vegan dietitian Jack Norris,RD who does a wonderful job summing up studies addressing the potential harm from eating soy.