Soy milk. Do you drink it? 🥛
Before starting my Metabolic Balance program I would not typically buy or drink soy milk. Firstly, I like to make my own nut milks and secondly, the taste just isn’t my personal favorite. Soy is a controversial topic and there is a ton of misconstrued and confusing information regarding soy and soy products.
Soy contains a high concentration of isoflavones. Isoflavones are a type of plant estrogen (phytoestrogens) that functions similarly to human estrogen—with a much milder effect. Yet, these phytoestrogens may also create anti-estrogenic activity. Confusing, right?
I remember when I first heard this I boycotted all things soy and said goodbye to my tempeh, tofu and edamame. However, Isoflavones can also benefit the body. Remember: not all soy is created equal, quality and source matter. Sadly, in North America most soy products are genetically modified & filled with nasty toxins. When consuming soy products make sure to consume non-GMO, organic, and fermented when available—for extra probiotic food for the gut. (i.e. tempeh). Another guideline I follow is to limit my soy consumption to 2-3x a week. I rarely consume this much, but sometimes I’m in a veggie mood and use tempeh as a protein source and this girl loves leftovers!
+ I’ve learned that as humans we are not perfect! So every once in a while if I’m out, following a protocol & on a date, I’m going to drink the soy milk latte & enjoy every sip!
Isofflavonoid Pros & Cons—
- may reduce certain types of hormonal cancers
- promotes cardiovascular & bone health
- may help with hormonal imbalances re: menopause
- may cause hormonal imbalances and infertility with excess consumption
- may stimulate certain cancers - 6 hours ago