There`s only one type of soy that can be construed as a health food, and that is fermented soy.
Examples of health-promoting fermented soy foods include:
Natto is actually a phenomenal food. It`s a fermented soy product that can be a bit challenging to locate, but
you can usually find it in Asian food stores. It`s very high in vitamin K2, which is a phenomenal vitamin,
much like vitamin D.
Together, vitamin K2 and vitamin D provide a large number of significant health benefits, such as improving
bone density and reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer, just to name a few.
Natto has probably the highest concentration of vitamin K2 out of any food.
Miso and tempeh do not contain vitamin K2 but they are also fermented forms of soy that are excellent
sources of health-promoting natural probiotics.
The fermentation process is what makes the soy a healthy addition to your diet, as it breaks down the
goitrogens, isoflavones and other harmful elements in the soy.
It`s important to realize that tofu is NOT a fermented soy product, and should not be consumed if you want
to avoid the health problems associated with non-fermented soy.
It is also important to understand that while fermented soy is healthier for you, it is not wise to consume it in
large quantities because it is still loaded with phytoestrogens, like isoflavones, which can cause detrimental
What`s So Bad About Unfermented Soy?
One of the primary reasons for avoiding soy products is because the vast majority of soy grown in the US is
genetically modified (GM) soy. The GM variety planted in 91 percent of US soy acres is Roundup Ready
engineered to survive being doused with otherwise lethal amounts of Monsanto`s Roundup herbicide.
Monsanto produces both the Roundup Ready soy seeds and the herbicide Roundup.
The logic — if you can call it that after all factors are considered — behind GM crops such as soy is that you
can decrease the cost of production by killing off everything except the actual soy plant.
Unfortunately, consumers pay a hefty price in terms of health instead.
Article sourced from Mercola.com