We include soy as one of the World's Healthiest Foods, and for good reason. It's the most widely grown and utilized legume in the world, with about 13,000 years of cultivation and over 5,000 research studies. There are studies that show soy to help regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, and estrogen balance. And there are studies showing soy intake to help prevent colon, breast, and prostate cancer, as well as atherosclerosis and post-menopausal hip fracture. It's seldom the case that a whole, natural food can be this widely used and studied for such a long period of time and have predominantly negative impact on our health.
17 June 2007
FYI on Soy
Are there special concerns related to soy foods?