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Re: Soy is deadly!
Mar 30, 2007
All studies aside, I would avoid soy milk (or soy products, etc.) because the list of ingredients is waaaayyy too long. A good rule of thumb for choosing food is to stay away from anything with more than five ingredients. Especially when you don't know what half the ingredients are. For example, here are the ingredients in a frozen soy burger:
WATER, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO [COLOR], VITAMIN A PALMITATE), WHEAT GLUTEN, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF METHYLCELLULOSE, SALT, YEAST EXTRACT, CHEESE POWDER (CHEDDAR CHEESE [MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES], CREAM, SALT, LACTIC ACID), DRIED ONIONS, NATURAL FLAVOR (NON-MEAT), CARAMEL COLOR, SESAME OIL, BROWNED IN CORN OIL.

Lots of salt, dairy products, corn oil, caramel color? Doesn't sound that healthy to me. Yes, we all have to be wary of pesticides and growing procedures, but fruit, vegetables, grains and fish are really the way to go.

Dairy isn't so hot, either. We are the only mammals that don't get weaned. Maybe the longevitiy of Eastern countries is due to the lack of dairy instead of the addition of soy? That's just something to think about.

A good alternative is coconut milk. Look for a brand that only contains water and the milk, and maybe a guar gum for preservative. I use coconut milk in scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, and pureed soups that call for cream. It does change the taste a bit, but not necessarily in a bad way.





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