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I was wondering if anyone knew more information of having too much soy in your diet. I eat tofu on a daily basis, and do not consume soy cheap software meats or anything along those lines. But I am concerned about continually eating soy based products may be bad? I guess eating everything in moderation buy cheap software should kick in, but I was just curious. I've noticed that there are lots of people against soy.
 

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I'm pretty sure most of the people who have issues with soy are getting a nice big check from the meat/dairy industries or have been misinformed by those who are. I've never experienced health problems from it, and neither have all the people who have been enjoying it for hundreds and hundreds of years.
 

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I'd say soy is roughly 20% to 30% of my diet depending on the day. It does not compose the majority of my diet.

I'm skeptical of the mantra "everything in moderation." To me it's just an empty, too often parroted phrase that doesn't apply to many things in life. Would a small amount of arsenic still not kill you, for instance? I think it would.

Soy is different though. The most fair and balanced, peer reviewed scientific studies* of soy have shown very little to no negative side effects from eating it everyday, even in larger quantities than I do.

*hint - the studies that aren't funded by the meat, dairy and egg lobbies.
 

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I've been consuming soya products in the form of TVP and soya milk for about 16 years. These make up about 20-25% of my diet.

The meat industry should be all in favour of soya, because about 90% of the soya grown in the world is turned into animal feed!
 

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I don't consume any because I'm allergic to it, but most people I know don't seem to have a problem with it. Soy has been around for so long, especially as a staple in Asian cultures, and I think if it had seriously detrimental effects, we'd know by now.
 

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I drink a lot of soy milk, but tofu and faux meats are rarely on my plate. I think the only people that have an issue with soy (eating it I mean) are probably sensitive or allergic to it, like YellowRose is.
 

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I loathe soy milk (unless it's fresh pressed from the beans), but you can pry tofu away from my cold, dead hands. Tofu is like my culture's mac'n'cheese, it's comfort food. I'd say soy is 30-35% of my diet, either as tofu or tempeh, and occasionally in bean form (like salted edamame).
 

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I loathe soy milk (unless it's fresh pressed from the beans), but you can pry tofu away from my cold, dead hands. Tofu is like my culture's mac'n'cheese, it's comfort food. I'd say soy is 30-35% of my diet, either as tofu or tempeh, and occasionally in bean form (like salted edamame).
What culture is this?
 

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I go thru a carton of soy milk a week, but don't eat tofu or tempeh more than once a week (mostly because it's pricey here). I haven't seen any evidence of it being detrimental, but if it's upwards of 20% of your diet I would find that to be somewhat disconcerting because that would suggest to me that your diet isn't that varied.
 

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I know from personal experience that some people do have issues with soy, but if you haven't noticed any negative side effects, I wouldn't worry about it. You want to eat anything in moderation simply because you want a varied diet. I think a serving or two of soy per day is pretty normal in a vegetarian diet.
 

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Lots of good links here: http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/pa...771.htm#weston

Can't remember if any of these discuss the cases of people seeing negative effects from soy overconsumption. People often mention these stories, but never mention the scale of consumption. Eat soy every day? 2 or 3 times a day? Don't worry. You're not even close to observed harmful levels. 14+ servings a day? Cut back, my friend, cuz you're in the 'danger zone'.

EDIT: This is the first time I've posted about soy without mentioning the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Dang it, mentioning that is itself a WAP Foundation mention. I mean, of all the foundations put together to honor depression-era dentists with fringe dietary theories WAPF has gotta be my favorite, but it looks like I can't talk about this stuff without giving them a shout out!
 
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