To Soy, or Not to Soy, That Is the Question

Many of my clients ask me “what about eating soy? Is it safe?”  And the answer is YES, as long as it’s Non-GMO and organic such as in edamame, soy milk, tofu, and tempeh.  Over the past decade, there’s been controversy regarding soy consumption such as it being a hormone disruptor.  There are arguments on both sides, however, most recent research finds that eating soy, a whole food, is beneficial nutritionally.  

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine puts out Fact Sheets through which the committee experts review and author information to help people understand and thrive on plant-based diets. I found an article entitled Soy and Health that I think includes some of the best answers to the question of whether or not to consume soy.  Here’s the link to the Physicians Committee website; there’s a lot of great information there, but scroll through until you find the pdf entitled Soy and Health.>

To eat healthfully, eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes such as soybeans!  

Here is a quick, no-cook and nutrient-rich way to prepare soybeans:

1 -15 oz organic can (non BPA)* or frozen bag shelled soybeans, thawed

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all the ingredients and enjoy!