Soya. Touted as a super food, there’s been such a rush to market it until nothing seems nutritionally sound without soy listed among the ingredients. Milk, baby formula, beverages, ice cream, name it. And for good reason. Soy is indeed nutritious. But there is mounting concern and in some cases evidence that Soya has some very biologically active compounds that can affect negative changes in our bodies. Considering that it’s also mostly genetically modified, we should all probably be very afraid.
According to Nation nutrition columnist Sona Parmar, In the US where a quarter of the baby formulas contain soya, there are increasing reports of young children going through early sexual development. Early puberty may not necessarily be an issue if we were talking about a 10 or even nine year old. But the children in question are actually aged between five and six years. In
In boys, 12 months of soy feeding can lead to problems by the age of 11 or 12. Breasts can appear and testicles may fail to develop. Nature simply did not intend for children to be fed on hormones.
Not all soy fed babies develop problems. But is it worth taking the chance? When it comes to giving it to your children, is it not better to err on the side of caution?
Here are a few links where you can weigh the pros and cons and decide for yourself whether or not to consume Soya.