Many people question whether soy is good or bad for their health. The answer to that is, 95% of soy consumed today is bad for you. Why is soy bad for you when it was founded in Japan, where people are considered extremely healthy?
Too Much Estrogen?
The issue is that the soy today has gotten much different over the years. Soy has phytoestrogens and this mimics our estrogen in our body. This is not good for both male and females. If you are a male and have too much estrogen and will start to have feminine characteristics. If you are a woman and have too much estrogen it can increase your risk of cervical cancer, breast cancer, and other hormone disorders.
Genetically Modified Soy
Today 90 percent of soy is genetically modified. GMO’s are linked to so many health issues because they damage your gut, killing off the good bacteria your gut needs. This leads to an improper digestive system. Therefore soy today is known to be very damaging to your health. I personally stay away from any foods that have any type of “soy” in the ingredients list”.
Is Soy Healthy At All?
There is some soy that can be good for you. The trick is to be organic and fermented soy.
In Japan “natto” is the type of soy they consume. This food is considered healthy, loaded with probiotics and is high in vitamin K2 (found in spinach and kale). This vitamin has been proven to build strong bone and support your brain.