Why Soy Is Not Banting Or On the Tim Noakes Diet
This is why soya is not Banting or Paleo approved & how it could be detrimental to your health.
Contrary to many people’s belief that soya (or soy) is a good substitute for the protein found in meat, it is actually no substitute at all.
Not only are soybeans a low value (cheap) crop to grow, but 95% of them are GMO (Genetically Modified) crops.
Furthermore, you have probably heard that soy makes up a large part of most Asians diet and look how healthy & slim they are so soy must be a good thing to eat – well, that’s totally wrong.
The truth is that Asians consume small amounts of soy & that is usually after it has been fermented and eaten in the form of nato, miso or tempeh.
The process of fermenting the soy beans causes it to lose a lot of the toxic phytate & lectin content which is what is harmful to us.
When they don’t have a fermented form of soy, they usually have it with fish broth in soups, which is very high in minerals and somewhat counter acts the effects of soy.
I wish I had known the truth about soy when I was younger as I was raised on a vegetarian diet and fed a diet of soy and it’s no wonder I was always sick & suffering with allergies – now I eat a low-carb Paleo diet & enjoy really good health without those awful allergies
The Harmul Effects Of Eating Soy
However, notwithstanding the above, even naturally grown (organic) soya contains toxic phytochemocals as well as the following list of issues that consuming soya can cause;
- Digestive problems & gut issues
- Soybean oil can cause some cancers
- Weakens the immune system
- Can cause severe allergies
- ADD as well as ADHD
- Increases the risk of heart disease
- Malnutrition as phytates resist absorption of real protein, calcium, magnesium, iron & zinc which are all essential nutrients
- Suppresses thyroid hormones which can lead to hypothyroidism & goitres
- Soy contains high levels of goitrogens which inhibits the thyroid’s ability to utilize iodine correctly which could lead to hypothyroid problems.
- Promotes the storage of fat & causes weight gain
Lastly, those destructive soy crops not only rob the soil from nutrients without contributing anything to the land, but they’re also one of the most pesticide laden crops and are now almost all genetically modified (GMO).
It doesn’t end there as in many parts of the world livestock is fed a diet of soy & some factory produced cuts of meat are now injected with extra soy which should give you even more reason to avoid eating non grass-fed meat which could save you from poor health as well as the environment.
PS. For some low-carb, soya-free, gluten-free recipes take a look at this collection of LCHF Paleo Recipes which could help you achieve your goals of having radiant energy & that slim, lean figure