Soyabean,Good Bad & Ugly:10 Truths Why it’s Not in my Kitchen

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# Truth 7

Health  problems by overuse of soya 

  • Thyroid problems

Related  :Hypothyroidism prevention diet

  • Male infertility

Lower spermatogenesis counts in men on a majorly soya based diet.Lower testosterone

  • Irregular menstrual bleeding, endometriosis polyps
  • Kidney stones: according to KidneyStoneWebsite.com, Soya also has oxalate which with calcium forms insoluble compounds and cause kidney stones
  • Brain atrophy

# Truth 8

Soya is present as the major protein source in most of the low lactose baby formulas

Don’t ever forget to read the label.

Should you give soya to children?

Soya has phytoestrogens. The good which protects against hot flushes cam cause many problems in children.

It’s like giving them growth hormone ( HGH) supplementation

All problems in adults are exacerbated in children.

Baby girls may show sign of puberty very early.Cases of puberty happening at 3 years has made doctors careful about giving soya based baby food.

I stopped drinking my favourite chocolate soya milk

Soya has a market share of 2 million in 1980 and 1 billion in the USA now

.Do you think they are going to stop producing something which is making them rich?

Do you think the people who produce soya milk drink it?

Do you think their children have soya.

Think again.

Moderation is always the key.Soya is not great but it’s not evil in small amounts.What’s your opinion on the good bad and ugly of soya?Comment below to let me know.

Updated : October 2017

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  1. I seriously had no idea that soy bean has a dark side too. Since I am a vegetarian, I used to rely on Soy bean for the protein. But not anymore… Guess I will have to look for other sources of veg protein.
    And thank you Dramrita for sharing this.

  2. U made me aware of the soya in any form is vulnerable. Never knew, always thought it was great substitute of proteins for vegetarian. I as a user only use soya chunks often in vegetable subzi when greens are not around, now need to be careful

  3. I am not a huge consumer of soya, though I do make soya chunks subji sometimes, but that is rare. However, I am even reconsidering that now. Soya sauce is more frequent, but that’s also in moderation.

    Anyway, this was an eye-opening read. I had never realized that there might be so many downsides to soya, which is so often promoted as a super-food.

  4. I had always thought that soya was good for you and had no idea that it’s the fastest way to obesity. I don’t tend to eat soya nowadays. Very informative post and will be sharing this.

  5. Hi! I hopped over from Sirimiri (Mayuri’s blog). I have hypothyroidism. Long ago, I read somewhere that soy inhibits the functioning of the thyroid gland. So I removed it from my kitchen. I always check the list of ingredients on packets to make sure they don’t contain any soy. This was a good article.

    • Thank you so much for visiting my blog.Mayuri’s blog is such a pleasure to read .I am really glad you found the info helpful.Its very smart of you to check food labels.Thats one way of keeping us safe.Do visit again

  6. I am bit confused as I saw many articles before which list soya milk as healthy product but few Big sites like Authoritynutrition/livestrong etc says its not good. Even my daughter’s doctor prescribed that, when my daughter was just 1 year old and she diagnosed with Lactose allergy, So her doctor suggested us Zerolac Milk, Which is a Soya milk. My daughter drink that around 2 years and she is fine, May be due to they removed all bad content from it ? You can also view that at
    We also used to make Soya Chunk curry from a good brand, but someone told us, these are animal food not for humans. Even nothing such written on the package. OMG…

    Now a days i am trying to lose some weight and thinking to add Soya milk in my protein diet, now as it has so many drawbacks, will not add that. Thanks Dramrita mam for listing all points with examples and references.
    Seema

    • The brand you mentioned has a considerable amount of soya .Lactose intolerant childrein are often given that .Its ok till 6 months but after that not ideal .Excessive phtoestrogen in soya causes hormonal problems.If baby is 2 try others like casein and whey protein after consulting with your pediatrician.All soya info you can check from the refernces I have given.Soya curry not a good idea.Soya milk absolutely not good.
      Exercise ,balanced diet should help you with ypour weight issues.Thanks for reading Seema

  7. Wow! I only knew Soya was good for you. this is an eye opener for me. I had been on a diet once where in I was given soy amilk instead of the dairy one and I had hated it, plus tofu was unbearable. So gave up soya since and am so glad that I have….

  8. Great post ! Very informative! I like soy and try to add it in my diet once a week but I was not aware so many facts about it! I need to be careful about it! Thanks for sharing !

  9. I was shocked when I read that soy milk is the fastest way to obesity. Many people promote it as a healthy option that is a great alternative to diary.

  10. Gosh this is shocking. I give my 4 year old soya milk regularly .. I never knew that there was a possibility that it may not be a healthy option. I would research it a bit more .. thanks for sharing this!!

  11. Soy beans are so difficult to digest that they must be processed (whether industrially or by you at home, but that’s not recommended). But even processed, there are so many downsides to soy that I wouldn’t consider it a healthful food. It’s high in protein, yes, but it’s very high in unhealthful substances as well, including a high proportion of Omega 6 oil to Omega 3, and polyunsaturated fats are damaged by the kind of processing needed to make soy remotely edible

  12. Soy beans are so difficult to digest that they must be processed (whether industrially or by you at home, but that’s not recommended). But even processed, there are so many downsides to soy that I wouldn’t consider it a healthful food. It’s high in protein, yes, but it’s very high in unhealthful substances as well, including a high proportion of Omega 6 oil to Omega 3, and polyunsaturated fats are damaged by the kind of processing needed to make soy remotely edible.

  13. Good lord! I did not know so many things. I am allergic to soy and even otherwise don’t like the taste of it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • It’s definitely one of the doubtful health fads.The research definitely is not supporting use of soya milk.
      Glad you found it useful.

  14. And my Dad used to tell me that it is chicken curry which he had made, just so that I will have Soya! 🙂 Good that it is not a favorite of mine. Wuld have it only once in 6 months or so! 😛

  15. Omg, I’m shocked to read all this, as I also like soy milk. I’ve heard that we should eat/drink soy with moderation, but based on what you wrote, soy seems to have more negative effects than positive… Better be careful… Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh I need to check the ingredients then… There’s no soy product in my kitchen from what I know. I remember reading an article about Soya and since then stopped eat. Soyabeans are so cheap that I remember it was cooked almost every week in our hostel mess. Thanks for sharing this.