In order to improve their eating habits, a lot of Americans have turned to eating tofu instead of eggs and meat. However, processed soy is not a healthy food. You will feel much better if you eat organic eggs, grass-fed meat and raw dairy products than eating processed soy. Western food processors separate the soybean into two golden commodities – protein and oil, and there is nothing safe or natural in here.
The high-tech processing methods nowadays fail to remove the anti-nutrients and toxins that are naturally present in soybeans, leaving toxic and carcinogenic residues that are created by high temperatures, high pressure, alkali, acid baths, and petroleum solvents. The worst thing about them is that they are fractionated products like soy protein isolate and hydrolyzed plant protein, as all processed soy contains phytates which block mineral absorption and trypsin inhibitors which block proper digestion.
Tofu is one step up due to it being made of a whole soy product; however, it still contains anti-nutrients which we mentioned before.
These are the health issues that are connected to soy:
- Premature puberty and other development issues in babies, children, and adolescents;
- Thyroid issues, including weight gain, lethargy, malaise, fatigue, hair loss, and loss of libido;
- Soy allergies;
- Reproductive disorders;
- Brain damage.
In the meantime, scientists have discovered that soy does not reliably lower cholesterol, but rather raises homocysteine levels in many people. Soy has also been found to increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and birth defects.