can soy be harmful to the thyroid? ?


i just heard this and i want to see if its true.

2 comments

  • Peace

    Soy is an goitrogen, which are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake which can make your thyroid condition worse, it is okay to eat in moderation and small amounts. If you do not have a thyroid condition you really do not have to worry about it.

    Links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goitrogen
    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=47
    http://soyfoods.com/soy-and-thyroid.html

  • Scocasso !

    Soya beans? No. Of course not. They are just beans.

    Processed soy products… who knows? But I would guess that No is the answer. There are so many different products and processes etc. done with soya beans that you cannot imagine them all. People add hydrochloric acid to soya protein to make a kind of instant soya sauce… instead of fermenting the beans over a very long period of time to make the same thing naturally.

    When it comes to processing, processed wheat products are just as bad as processed soy products or any other such products. Nature intended things to be as they are, not processed, extracted, cooked, chemically altered, etc.

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