not purchase soy powders and expect them to produce positive health results
know that the following "ESSENTIAL SEVEN" quality controls have been
met by the manufacturer:
___ The beans must be organically grown
___ The beans must NOT be genetically engineered
___ Each batch must be checked to confirm that it contains the 9 essential
4. ___ In
the manufacturing process to produce the soy isolate, the crushed soy flakes
must be water washed (not alcohol washed)
___ The anti-thyroid/anti-growth substance MUST be removed
___ The process must be without heat
7. ___ The soy isolate must have calcium added
(when the oil is removed it becomes
food - when calcium is added it makes it neutral again)
following explanations will help you to
clear up confusion
Were the soybeans ORGANICALLY GROWN? ..... studies have shown decreased
levels of food nutrients and increased levels of nitrates in chemically
fertilized crops, when compared with their organic counterparts. There is
a connection between the ingestion of nitrates & CANCER! Therefore, it
is important to know that pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides have not been
used during the growing process. In particular, with soy beans, since they
are such a hardy plant, a powerful and DEADLY weed spray called Round-up is
usually used. For your safety, you must know that your soy products are
b) Were the soy beans GENETICALLY ENGINEERED? ..... genetically
engineered soybeans are much cheaper to purchase, and most companies producing
soy products look for ways to save money.
c) Does your soybean powder contain ALL of the nine essential amino
acids? ...... One of the most valuable features of the soybean is that
it is a complete protein and provides ALL nine of the essential amino acids.
The body requires these daily to produce hormones, digestive juices, antibodies,
and enzymes. HOWEVER, not all soybeans are created equal ..... quality and
amino acid content will vary based on soil conditions, and variable
growing and harvest conditions. If one essential amino acid is missing,
the immune system can be depressed 30%, and many important body functions are
delayed or stopped. Therefore, it is essential that each batch of soybeans
be checked for amino acid content if we want to depend on the soy isolate to
provide a GUARANTEED supply of the nine essential amino acids.
d) Were the crushed soy flakes washed in alcohol or water? .......
Alcohol washing destroys isoflavone content ..... up to 88%! It is the
isoflavones that reduce the risk of breast, prostate, lung and bowel cancer!
As well, it is the isoflavones that are so beneficial in hormone balancing and
increasing bone mass.
e) Was the "anti-thyroid", "anti-growth" substance
in the raw soy removed? ...... Orientals, who have consumed large
amounts of soy for years, have known that RAW soy contains an
"anti-growth", "anti-tyrosine" substance. Tyrosine
deficiency will cause low blood pressure, low body temperature, and restless leg
syndrome. Therefore, Orientals always lightly cook their soy foods to
deactivate the "anti-tyrosine/anti-growth" substance. Find a
brand that uses an extracting process
that removes this substance, yet keeps the soy in a raw form in order to
maintain the HIGHEST LEVEL OF AMINO ACIDS and ISOFLAVONES which are very
sensitive to heat.
f) Is your soybean food RAW or heated? ..... Amino acids are
very sensitive to heat. In some studies, cooking protein has been shown to
destroy up to 50% of some ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS. If an individual
consistently consumes a diet that is lacking in all of the essential amino
acids, inadequate brain development and hormones, or other body tissue
development can be the result.
g) Has CALCIUM been added to your soy powder? .... Some
negative reports about soy say that soy powders are VERY ACIDIC and cause bone
loss because it causes calcium to be drawn from the bones!!!! The raw soy
bean is a NEUTRAL food ..... neither acidic or alkaline. However, the
removal of the soybean oil (which is essential so the soy powder will not go
rancid very quickly), makes the powder very acidic. Therefore, adequate
calcium (which is very alkaline) must be added to cause the powder to be neutral
again, or it can cause the above stated problem. Many protein powder
manufacturers do not add any or enough calcium.
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