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Is soy healthy? This is an article at www.healingdaily.com.

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Please also see article at...
Is soy healthy? This is an article at www.healingdaily.com.
Please also see article at www.wisegeek.com : "How does Soy Millk Compare to Regular Milk?"
Soy is used in so many other foods including baby foods.
Please comment and guide me.
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the healing daily article is more negative on soy. the wisegeek article about soy and isoflavones are more positive about soy.

Here is another good summary of soy milk.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_milk

the fact is that most Americans are not use to drinking soy milk. If you grew up in Asia, many children drank soy milk and it was considered a weekend treat. The soy milk was either sweetened or not, sort of like what you can do with regular milk. Although I never saw strawberry or chocolate flavored soy milk when I was growing up in Taiwan.

When we saw lower rates of breast cancer in women in Asia, one hypothesis was that it was because women in Asia drank and ate more soy products. this hypothesis has never been proven. Most likely, the reason why Asian women get less breast cancer is most more complicated and probably involves genetic genetic reasons, environmental reasons as well as diet.

What I tell my patients is this: drink soy milk if you like it. Most likely it will not prevent a cancer. If you are willing to drink it or eat tofu then fine. If not, then there is no point in forcing yourself to eat it since you will most likely lose your lunch. what is more important is to excercise, eat more fruits and vegetables and cut down on things you shouldn't be eating like fattening, processed foods, white breads, fried foods, etc. you know the ones I'm talking about.

good luck and good eating to you.
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