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Why is soy bean hard to digest?

Why is soy bean hard to digest?

Cooked? : Perhaps you mean when they are dry and hard, right from the field. Soy beans and derivative products such as tofu are a mainstay foodstuff for millions of people, especially in asia. They are served at local restaurants in the form of edamame, which is quite good. They have been cooked. This is no different than oats or wheat straight from the field. ...Read more

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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?

What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts  soy bean soy whey sun flower  and strawberries and fresh fruits?

? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods. You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read more

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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

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Is drinking a lot of soy beans milk make my boobs bigger? Is there anyway to enlarge em without having to eat a lot?

Is drinking a lot of soy beans milk make my boobs bigger? Is there anyway to enlarge em without having to eat a lot?

Yes, but...: Drinking a lot of milk will make the boobs bigger because the overall fat in the body will increase and increase. The more body fat, the more fat in the boobs. It's the calories from the sugar, fat, and protein in milk... Regardless of the kind of milk. That means it's not those internet stories of hormones in soymilk or other foods and drinks that will be making everything (everything) bigger. ...Read more

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Is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

Is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

Unlikely. : You are correct in that soybean contain phytoestrogens, which have weak hormonal activity and theoretically can reduce fertillity. There is, however, no conclusive evidence that it does, and many cultures which consume large amounts of soy do not have appreciably different rates of paternity and infertillity. No randomized trials exist, however, and this is an area of intense study. ...Read more

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I hear a lot of people saying soy beans are poisonous. What evidence are they basing this on? Pesticide residues or effects of phytoestrogens?

I hear a lot of people saying soy beans are poisonous. What evidence are they basing this on? Pesticide residues or effects of phytoestrogens?

Anti nutrients : It's more an issue of natural chemicals in the soy bean that bind nutrients. That is mitigated by fermenting the soy (miso/natto/some tofu). There are concerns that consuming large quantities can alter estrogen levels so it shouldn't be eaten daily. The last issue is gmo- most commercial soy is modified and that is not fit for consumption. The toxins in that seed alters gut flora. ...Read more

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I've fibroids, is eating edamame (soy beans) good or they will cause fibroids to grow large since theory are photo estrogen which mimic estrogen?Help

I've fibroids, is eating edamame (soy beans) good or they will cause fibroids to grow large  since theory are photo estrogen which mimic estrogen?Help

Unless you eat: Ton of edamame -it will not make the fibroids grow if you have symptomatic fibroids you need to discuss with your OB the various options to treat them. ...Read more

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How is it that I am allergic to soy milk but can consume soy beans as well as other foods with soy in them and not get the itchy swelling throat .?

How is it that I am allergic to soy milk but can consume soy beans as well as other foods with soy in them and not get the itchy swelling throat .?

Processing: It likely has to do with the way the soy milk is processed. It is a type 2 food allergy known as oral allergy syndrome. Childrens hospital of philadelphia has a great link about oas, check it out. ...Read more