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I think all the soy-fear is largely a paper tiger. I regularly eat tofu, soy burgers, and the like, and have no health issues. My husband and son look healthy as well, so I cant say its effecting them negatively either.

I dont drink many calories ( I prefer to eat them), but that is personal preference. Soy milk is a healthy beverage and good protien/healthy fat source.
 

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I think all the soy-fear is largely a paper tiger. I regularly eat tofu, soy burgers, and the like, and have no health issues. My husband and son look healthy as well, so I cant say its effecting them negatively either.

I dont drink many calories ( I prefer to eat them), but that is personal preference. Soy milk is a healthy beverage and good protien/healthy fat source.
I agree...I think you would have to drink litres and litres every day to have any kind of issue at all..
 
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Yes, it is completely ok to consume that much. Soy has been highlighted for all the health benefits it has, with oriental health always being pointed to since soy is common place in their diet.

What isn't as well heard about is HOW they use soy. They most often use it in the same amounts as we use condiments, like ketchup. With that in mind, problems of too much soy in our diets can quickly outweigh the benefits.

In addition to this, it seems that soy is among the most common allergens, joining the ranks of wheat, dairy, and corn. These are the big four that it is best to avoid, or only consume in small amounts.
 

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it seems that soy is among the most common allergens, joining the ranks of wheat, dairy, and corn. These are the big four that it is best to avoid, or only consume in small amounts.
Of course if you are not allergic to or intolerant of these things then there is no need to avoid them at all...
 
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Long time high soy-milk consumer

I've been drinking about a litre of Soy milk per day for around 25 years, & haven't grown tits yet.
Mainly Vitasoy & Aussie Soy which have high about of soybean solids in them- ie 14%.
 

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It all depends upon your fitness and body. Everybody is different, if you see some side effects like constipation, bloating, or any intestinal issue then you must limit your intake. Good taste depends upon good quality of milk, for this I often get from , but I personally don't eat much, one to two servings are good enough for me.
 

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For men, soy is a problem but can it harm women in some way?

Hi Kate,

Soy is not a problem for men, unless daily consumption is very high. The fear over the feminizing effects of soy is based on only 2 peer-reviewed studies:

In one study, a 60 year old man experienced enlarged breast tissue as the result of consuming 3 liters of soy milk per day for several months. Here is a link to that study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18558591/

In the other study, a 19 year old man experienced erectile dysfunction and loss of libido after consuming large quantities of soy products for a prolonged period of time: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21353476/


Regarding soy foods and the risk of women's breast cancer, the American Cancer Society makes this statement: https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/soy-and-cancer-risk-our-experts-advice.html
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^^^ Yikes! I enjoy soy milk, but I don't think I could drink 3 liters per day of ANY milk.
 
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