Soy contraindications

When no to eat soy


Who can not eat soybean?

Soybean is on the list of foods that can cause food allergy such as: milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, nuts, chocolate, corn, peanuts, strawberries, tomatoes, citrus fruits and wheat.

What can happen to a person who eats soybean being allergic to this food?

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Among the reactions that can have person who is allergic to soy, we have the following: itchy skin, diarrhea, belly pain, flatulence, pain in the head, sneezing, dry mouth or with too much saliva, dermatitis, eye irritation, etc..

It is very Important to know if a person is allergic to this food because, in some cases, it can cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis, that can even cause death

This anaphylactic reaction is the consequence of a severe allergy that affects all the body. It requires immediate intervention to avoid possible complications, that can lead to breathing difficulty or cardiac arrest.

Can you eat soy during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Soy is a perfectly valid for both, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Women who have not eaten soy before pregnacy should have to be prudent. In this case, it is necessary to test the tolerance of this food.

To do this, they must ingest a bit of cooked soybeans with other food previously tested for a few days. By doing this, they can test that no adverse reactions takes place after consuming this food.

Are all soy foods good?

It is worth mentioning that soy products with many sugars, salt or added fats are not suitable, which are not recommended: soy yogurts with sugar, muffins with soy flour, soy sauce, etc.

Alert with consuming ultraprocessed soy products

Soy is found in many products: soybean oil (widely used in industrial products), tofu, tempeh, miso, soy sauce, sports protein supplements, soy flour and soy drink.

Soy is a healthy food when it is included in a diet suitable for each person, for example through the daily consumption of its derivatives: tofu, tempeh, …

Ultraprocessed  soy products products such as soybean meal, vegetable sausages, vegetable burgers, soy sauce (with glutamate and a lot of sodium), etc., are not recommended. Although they contain soy, they are equally junk food.

Olive oil or high oleic sunflower oil is better than soybean oil (more information)

The problem with consuming soy is that it contains isoflavones, whose safety is not yet known.

Is it good to eat soy?

Soy foods are nutritious and can be healthy when they are included in a diet suitable for each person.

* Related information:

Soy toxicity

Soy for babies and children

Soy lecithin

punto rojoMore information on soy and derivatives.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 March, 2022

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