Friday, November 4, 2011
Soybeans contain some very potent naturally occurring sustances, referred to as anti-nutrients. Anti-nutrients cause serious problems for anyone eating them. They have the highest known quantity of phytic acid in any plant tested. Phytic acid blocks the uptake of essential minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, which can be especially dangerous for infants and the elderly.
Soybeans also contain enzyme inhibitors that block the digestion of protein. They also contain hemaglutanin, a clot promoting substance which causes red blood cells to clump together. These anti-nutrients have been shown to contribute to gastric distress, allergies, reduced protein digestion, chronic nutrtional deficiencies, carcinogenesis, thyroid disease, and reproductive & infertility problems.
So, for my body, I think I will stick to small amounts of organic/non GMO, traditionally fermented soybean products like miso, tempeh, soy sauce, and natto.... and avoid things like tofu, soymilk, etc. If you would like more information about all of this, see Dr. Kaayla Daniel's book - The Whole Soy Story- The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food and the www.westonprice.org website.
Here's to your health!
Krmel Mystery School