How to recognize the hidden sources of soy. Why is Soy so harmful to your health?
Decades ago, soy was a healthy food source, so what happened?
Again, a once healthy food has now been contaminated beyond repair by the evil forces of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As is the case with corn, the GMO contamination of soy is so widespread that our bodies no longer recognize a difference between GMO soy and soy that somehow may have escaped contamination. Furthermore, soy often contains added MSG.
“MSG typically builds up in your brain, going deep into your brain tissue. It can then cause inflammation and swelling, kill thousands of your brain cells, disrupt electrical impulses, weaken neurotransmitters, burn out neurons, make you feel confused and anxious, and even lead to micro-strokes. It also weakens and injures your central nervous system.”
-Anthony William, Medical Medium, Secrets Behind Chronic & Mystery Illness
Soy can be added to the list of foods that feed pathogens. In fact, soy is one of the top offenders which is why you may feel the effects of inflammation after eating foods that contain soy.
Obvious Sources Of Soy
While soy can be a difficult ingredient to avoid, there are some products that you should recogzize as obvious sources of soy that are especially prevalent in Asian cuisine. Such as…
- Bean sprouts
- Edamame (fresh soybeans)
- Miso (fermented soybean paste)
- Natto (fermented soybeans with beneficial bacteria)
- Shoyu (a natural soy sauce)
- Soy sauce
- Soy protein
- Soy nuts
- Soybean curds and granules
- Teriyaki sauce
Hidden Sources Of Soy
It is not always easy to recognize the presence of soy on an ingredient label as there are many hidden sources of soy. The following are processed ingredients that are soy-based…
- Hydrolyzed soy protein (HSP)
- Mono- and diglycerides
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
There are other ingredients that may also be hidden sources of soy, such as…
- Bulking agents
- Hydrolyzed plant protein
- Gum arabic
- Guar gum
- Mixed tocopherols
- Natural flavoring
- Vegetable gum, starch, shortening, or oil
- Vitamin E
Soy In Home Products, Pharmaceuticals, And Personal Care Items
Soybean products are not limited to tofu and Asian cuisine anymore. Today soy is everywhere, it can even be found in home products, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. For those with a severe soy allergy, the world can be a very difficult place to navigate.
When it comes to pharmaceuticals and personal care products, the presence of soy-based ingredients are ubiquitous. The vast majority of products, such as cosmetics, hand sanitizer, lotion, shampoo, conditioner and other hair products, soap, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and supplements contain something derived from soybeans.
Many common home products may also contain soy-based ingredients. For example, it is wise to be cognizant of artificial logs, candles, carpet backing, cleaning products, inks and toners, pet food, synthetic fibers, and crib mattresses. While such products may not be a problem if you do not have a severe soy allergy, it is important to recognize how pervasive soy-based ingredients have become.
To learn more about the dangers of GMO’s and the infiltration of dangerous home products, pharmaceuticals, and personal care item, check out two of my most popular masterclasses: GMOs and Chemtrails Masterclass and Greening Your Home Masterclass. You will not only learn the dangers of GMOs, but I also provide alternatives to the products you may use on a daily basis.
Become Your Own Detective
In today’s world you need to become your own detective when it comes to ingredients. One of the most valuable lessons you can teach your children is how to read ingredient labels. We are all faced with decision when it comes to what we choose to put in or on our bodies. It is my goal to help you make informed decisions and take some of the guesswork out of the process.
The industries make it intentionally difficult for us to decipher ingredient labels. Let’s take our power back and use this knowledge to purchase with intention. Armed with truthful knowledge about hidden sources of soy, you are able to be your own detective and help others as well.
To make this process easier, I have taken my 15+ years of clean product hunting and created the most comprehensive Amazon Store filled with a vast array of clean products – from food to personal care and everything in between. This is a great place to start taking back your purchasing power and showing the market what we demand.
The power of the purse is very real. The more you learn how to purchase clean products, the higher the demand will become. It is up to us to build the clean product industry for the future generations…if the market demands it, the products will come.
To your health & happiness,
2 thoughts on “How To Recognize The Hidden Sources Of Soy”
How can guar gum MAY be hidden soy???
I’d really like to know because it is sooo useful in my kitchen.
Can someone please tell me?
Hi Ariane, unfortunately guar gum may be hidden soy when listed on an ingredient label due to cross-contamination that happens when guar gum is produced. If you are truly avoiding soy it would be best to find an alternative to guar gum! If you are not having any trouble with it you may be okay, but if you’re concerned seek out an alternative. – Team Muneeza