Benjamin Hansen – @ben_hansen
Soy products have been promoted by the medical world for several years, but what many people don’t know is soy can be dangerous for both men and women.
The increasingly popular alternative for those who are lactose-intolerant is held to be as nutritious as cows milk and the new-to-market product – almond milk.
Soymilk and other soy products have been taken off supermarket shelves in the United States and have had warnings placed on the products due to soy causing the body to create more oestrogen, the female sex hormone.
In an interview with Men’s Health James Price, a retired US intelligence officer, explained that after drinking soymilk for several years he was affected negatively by increased oestrogen in his system. “It was like my body was feminizing,” he said.
The United States has been proactive by placing warnings on soy products, but Food Standards Australia has not enforced any such warnings regarding the adverse health effects.