Is soy really that bad for you?
Soy is very controversial. It contains phytoestrogen, which can act like regular estrogen in some people. I am one of those people. When I eat soy, I have cramps, break out, gain weight, and have a host of female problems. However some people say it helps reduce your risk of other female problems.
Regardless, 90+% of soy is genetically modified and contains ungodly amounts of pesticides.
While some cultures eat a lot of soy, they don't eat it genetically modified like we do, and they always ferment the soy to make it more easily digestible, also reducing the estrogen content.
Monsanto has the market cornered when it comes to soy. With that said, Soy comes from GMO soy beans. If you don't mind consuming frankenfood, then have at it, but I prefer to know my food hasn't been a someones science experiment they won't even consume.
Soy is controversial due to the theory that it can effect hormones and such, but don't let the GMO haters get to you when it comes to whether to eat certain foods or not. There is no scientific evidence that genetically modified foods are harmful in any way, in fact, they are usually modified to produce larger, longer lasting fruits and vegetables. Most genetic modifications of fruits/veggies out there are simple forms of crossing certain breeds of plant with others to produce better fruit, which is a basic biotechnology that has been utilized for over 1000 years in farming.
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