|Modern food industry has created more and more processed, refined, chemically altered, instant products that contain soy but in an extremely altered, unhealthy state.
These products contain virtually none of the original benefits of the soybean and many of the detrimental effects common in overly processed, chemically altered foodstuffs.
One day I picked up some Morning Star Chipolte Bean Burgers and had to return them because they listed Textured Vegetable Protein in the ingredients. Don’t assume that it is healthy because it comes from a health food store.
One must examine the source of Soybeans. Soybeans are one of the top 5 most genetically modified crops, leading to numerous concerns. Use of fertilizers, pesticides, etc. is another concern.
So what should one look for in quality Soy products?
|WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN SOYBEAN PRODUCTS?
There are a couple of important things to look for in a Soy Product that makes it a great health alternative for protein.
The Raw Ingredients
The Manufacturing Process
Other companies use alcohol cleaning the soy flakes in soymilk, soy burgers, powders etc. When alcohol isused then 88% of the isoflavone content is lost.
Whats so great about Isoflavones? Isoflavones are phytoestrogens, meaning natural plant nutrients that mimic the function of human estrogen. Phytoestrogens are beneficial because they can attach to receptor cells rather than Xenoestorgen .
What is Xenoestrogen?Xenoestrogen are found in the body from such products as plastics, fertilizers, and chemical household products and cleaners.
Phytoestrogens are especially desirable as in menopause, osteoporosis and certain cancers.
|Common Objections about Soy
You many have heard some of these common objections on soy protein. And for some products that may be true…BUT NOT ALL PRODUCTS.
Q: Does Soy may stunt growth or cause thyroid problems.
Answer: It is known that RAW soy contains an “anti-tyrosine (tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that is the precursor to thyroid hormone) or “anti-growth” substance, Orientals, who have consumed soy for years cook their soy to deactivate this detrimental substance. Tyrosine deficiency may also cause low blood pressure, low body temperature and restless leg syndrome.
SHAKLEE DIFFERENCE: This detrimental substance is deactivated during Shaklee unique processing Growth thyroid function is not inhibited; pro-goitrogenic factors are removed; tyrosine levels are not affected.
QUESTION: I have heard that soy may actually cause or increase cancer growth (i.e. breast, prostate?)
Answer: “Overcooked” soy may, in fact, contain “carcinogenic” compounds. When soy is processed under high temperatures to be sold as TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) or a meat substitute the over-processing may render it a carcinogen”
SHAKLEE DIFFERENCE: Shaklee’s unique low heat processing keeps the soy in a raw form to preserve the highest level possible of beneficial isoflavones and other phytochemicals, as well as, the amino acids, both of which are sensitive to heat.This technique ensures that enzymes stay in tact and active adding to products bioavailability and digestibility.
QUESTION: I heard that soy might cause blood cells to clump together.
ANSWER: The Shaklee Difference: Hem agglutinin is removed so blood cells won’t clump. Shaklee Protein is heart Healthy.
QUESTION: WHY DO SOME CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTIONERS SUGGEST WE STAY AWAY FROM SOY. Especially if we are at risk for or dealing with hormone related cancer?
ANSWER: There is misunderstanding as to the effects of phytoestrogens on cancer cells. Many assume because it is a type of estrogen it must be avoided, but remember it has 1/1000th the strength of human estrogen.
Soy Isoflavones have been shown to:
Here is another study on Soy and Cancer survival READ MORE
Shaklee has been making soy protein for over 50 years. Dr. Shaklee knew as a biochemist the health benefits of soy while realizing the potential detrimental factors. He knew that processing would make all the difference. Shaklee developed a unique method to ensure that the “good Stuff” remains and the “detrimental stuff eliminated.
Shaklee Protein does not contain undesirable chemicals for preservatives rather something called ShakleeGuard-a unique blend of natural antioxidant nutrients (VitaC, Vita E & Rosemary) to ensure full nutrient potency.
ACID vs. Alkaline: Most soy products have an acidic effect on the body, but Shaklee processing has created the only protein source that is alkaline producing int he body.
What about Soy Allergy or Sensitivity? Some people find that Shaklee Soy does not give them the reaction as other soy products because of the processing. HOWEVER: if you have concerns then start very slowly by testing a tiny bit and increasing gradually over many days and weeks.NOTE: AVOID ANY SOY IF YOU ARE ANAPHYLATIC WITH SOY Shaklee produces a Cinch Whey Protein for these people.