Soy has been touted as a health food for many years. Unfortunately, there are potential negatives associated with high soy intake. It may alter thyroid function, affecting your ability to lose body fat. A high intake of soy may also affect your body’s ability to absorb some essential minerals. Soy in moderation is fine, especially from the ‘traditional’ soy foods (tempeh, miso, natto, and occasionally tofu) but best to avoid soy protein and soy-based meat substitutes. The fermented soy foods (especially natto) can contain health-promoting bacteria, and Vitamin K2, which aids modulation of blood coagulation, immunity, inflammation, and bone deposition.
Use soy-based products no more than once every four days and try to prioritise the fermented soy foods like miso and tempeh.
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.