When Climate Change Is Real Yet Soy Benefits Are Not
Do you shake your head in disbelief when those who deny global warming refuse to acknowledge scientific facts?
Do you believe that soy benefits and safety are suspect?
Well, you may believe climate change is real, but you, my friend, are a SOY DENIER!
Sorry, you can’t have it both ways. Don’t get upset about people who discount evidence of global warming if YOU are going to discount the facts about soy.
If you’re going to bemoan anyone who refuses to accept the overwhelming science behind the causes of global warming, then you’re going to have let go of all those soy myths.
To deny the benefits and safety of soy is to deny the overwhelming science behind both.
What Is Soy?
Soy is the perfect plant-based protein—it contains all 9 essential amino acids. The soybean is native to East Asia and is known mostly as an alternative to meat and dairy proteins. Soy has been a part of Asian diets for thousands of years—and for good reason. Today it is used worldwide because of its health benefits and many uses.
Did You Know?
SOY HAS ISOFLAVONES
Soy is the richest source of isoflavones that may help protect against several chronic diseases, including osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.
SOY IS NOT FEMINIZING
There are rumors that soy makes men more “feminine,” but studies show that it has no effect on estrogen levels in males, and it certainly does not “feminize” them.(8)
SOY DOESN’T CAUSE BREAST CANCER
In fact, several recent studies show that soy consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence and improved survival.(9)
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