Little do we know that the soy they claim is healthy for us is not so healthy. Why? Besides the fact that they turn it into soy protein isolate which can hide in so many foods we are unaware of, 90 to 95% of it is Genetically Modified Soy or GMO. According to quite a few sources it can cause quite a list of side effects from hormonal disruptions, miscarriage, infertility in women, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in men, man boobs as well.

Another article I wrote showed that codeine can cause loss of libido and erectile dysfunction as well. So body builders should be warned, especially if they are having erectile dysfunction to stay away from those protein drinks with soy protein isolates. Dr Mercola says it can age you 5 years and it hides out in foods like:

Here are a few other names soy tends to hide under:

  • Mono-diglyceride
  • Soya, Soja or Yuba
  • TSF (textured soy flour) or TSP (textured soy protein)
  • TVP (textured vegetable protein)
  • Lecithin
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)

Not all textured vegetable protein is made from soy, but a great deal of it is. Lecithin can be made from soy, eggs, sunflower or corn. Be sure to contact the manufacturer to find out which is in your product if the label doesn’t reveal this information.


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