Soybeans what should you know?

Sunday Jan 1, 2012 | Dr. Said | Comments Off on Soybeans what should you know?

Ten percent of the cooking oil used in this country comes from soybeans. Soybeans have omega-6, which is an essential fatty acid our body needs in small amounts. An excess of omega-6 will deplete our omega-3, which is important for our overall health, especially for the brain. The worst by far is baby formula, which contains a lot of soy because it’s usually the only food homes feed their babies as nourishment or as a substitution for mother’s own milk. Soy contains pytoestrogens that can disrupt the baby’s thyroid. the result of this disruption can cause asthma, allergies, and gastrointestinal damage, which decreases mineral absorption and can increase toxic levels of manganese that can cause neurological and brain damage associated with ADD/ADHD. Mothers should breast-fed at least for the first year. in asia soy formula is traditionally not used for babies; the result is less childhood disease. Although Asia growa a whole lot of soybeans, it is not a main component of their food staples. In western society food processing companies do use a lot of soy. It is cheap. These companies separate the soybeans into two categories, protein and oil. High-tech processing methods fail to remove the anti-mutrients and toxins that are naturally present in soybeans. The toxins of soy protein products are protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, texturized vegetable protein, and hydrolyzed vegetable protein. you will find these on the ingredient label in many processed and packaged foods such as protein powders, milk shakes, energy bars, baked goods, crackers, canned foods, french fries, frozen foods, and veggie burgers. The worst soy oil products are margarines and shortenings made from partially hydrogenated soybeans oil containing dangerous trans fatty acids. Most of the liquid vegetable oils sold in supermarkets also come from the soybeans. Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together.  Soybeans are high in phytic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds. It’s a substance that can block the uptake of essential minerals – calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc.  Zinc is called the intelligence mineral because it is needed for optimal development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. It plays a role in protein synthesis and collagen formation; it is involved in the blood-sugar control mechanism and thus protects against diabetes; it is needed for a healthy reproductive system. Zinc is a key component in numerous vital enzymes and plays a role in the immune system. Phytates found in soy products interfere with zinc absorption more completely than with other minerals.