There is much to learn about the world of healthy living. It seems as though there is a new article published each day that dismisses everything you believed in last week, right? That kind of content can be friggin’ impossible to try to navigate without a bunch of background on credible sources and published articles without an MO.
I’m here to try to provide a bit of an alternate approach on one specific debate I’ve had with a number of different professionals in the industry: the debate on the cause and effect of Soy in the diet.
I have been on both sides of the spectrum myself. I have hated soy. I have loved soy. I thought it was all bad for women. I thought it was only good for women. I heard it caused cancer. Everything under the sun. Turns out, there’s enough evidence to put it quite simply. It really depends what source of soy and the process, climate and a host of other elements that really determines soys worth to each individual. And that’s why I would encourage you to do your own recon. Right now, I’ll just put up a few common things I have heard in the past and link you some sources to come to terms on your own, cool? Cool. Here goes:
- Soy causes cancer
Well, that’s an absolute blanket statement if I’ve ever heard one. I think anytime I hear “always”, “never” or any type of absolute statement I’m immediately more intrigued and skeptical all at once. So here’s some interesting facts I’ve pulled. Pay attention, dudes.
A recent analysis of eight studies conclude that regular consumption of soy foods was associated with 30% lower risk of prostate cancer (International Journal of Cancer November 20, 2005)
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- Whey vs. Soy: The Battle of the Protein Source
Well, for a long long time I was firm in belief of whey. However, there’s great argument on the health implications especially linked to cancer causing agents in casein protein, the primary source of protein in milk byproduct i.e. whey. So take a look for yourself if you’re into that.
I found some recommended reads from my friends over at Juice Plus+ in a bit of research I have been conducting if you want to learn more. A. The China Study and B. Whole both written by Prof T. Colin Campbell (the father of nutritional biochemistry) Pick them up at chapters here!
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