Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Myth's About Soy

I love light vanilla soy milk in my coffee and cereal. I often wonder why there is so much misleading information online about the benefits of soy. It’s time to bust those myths:

Myth: Soy contains estrogen
Soy contains isoflavones, aka “plant estrogens”, which function much different in the human body.

Myth: Soy is dangerous for children.
Truth: Soymilk contains many of the same nutrients found in dairy milk (like calcium and vitamin D) and can be a good addition child’s diet. However, also like dairy milk, soymilk should not be used as infant formula.

Myth: Soy increases the risk for heart disease
The FDA asserts that consuming 25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may actually help reduce the risk of heart disease.

**Some information from an article from White Waves Food Company**

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