Soy and Estrogen Dominance - a Preview
the last ten years, Soy has gone from an obscure food to the perfect food.
Promoters of soy products would like you to believe that next to water,
soy is probably one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
Based on soy's extensive history of consumption in the Asian diet and the
long lifespan of Asians as a group, soy industry has been successfully promoted
soy as a family tradition and key to longevity and good health. However,
careful scrutiny shows that the Asian diet is not one that is focused on
soy at all. In fact 65% of the calories from a Japanese diet comes from
fish. In China, 65% of calories come from pork. The
total caloric intake from soy in the Chinese diet is only 1.5%.
amount of soy consumed in Asia averages only 2 teaspoons a day and up to
¼ cup in some parts of Japan. This is certainly not the large amount that
we were led to believe. Furthermore, the modern processed soy protein food
in the form of soy burgers and soy drinks found in supermarkets in no way
resembles the traditional Asian soy. Soy consists of complex chemical and
structural components. The main components are protein, essential fatty
acids, as well as a class of compounds known as isoflavones. Isoflavones
as a family include compounds such as genistein, daidzein, equol, and glycitein.
These are also called phytoestrogens in that they have properties that are
estrogen like but are derived from plants. The amount of genistein per day
consumed in the average Japanese is only 10mg. Mega consumption of isoflavones
such as soy burgers can bring the total daily genistein intake to over 200mg.
Genistein is particularly harmful for people who have preexisting low or
marginally low thyroid function. It's antagonism to the thyroid hormone
is well established. A daily dose of genistein as low as 30mg can affect
normal thyroid function.
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