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Soy or No Soy: Is Soy Good or Bad?

Soy? Is soy good or bad for you?

Soy or no soy? That’s the question! And we get asked that question a lot here at IdealShape, “Is soy good or bad?”.

We understand just how confusing it can be to navigate the health industry on your own. There are so many different, conflicting opinions that it can get pretty confusing, pretty quickly.

That’s why today, we’re going to help you wade through the junk and find out the truth about soy.

Why is Soy So Controversial?

If you Google “soy good or bad?” you will get some results celebrating soy as a super food, and some results claiming it’s a toxic poison.

Interestingly, a review of the studies done on soy found that the results were pretty inconclusive. Soy doesn’t necessarily cure cancer, but it certainly doesn’t cause it either.

So, even though soy might not be the end-all be-all “super food,” there’s no solid evidence to suggest that it’s a toxic poison.

The most important thing to know is that soy has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reason that this matters, is the FDA is the regulatory body that studies ingredients and products and determines whether or not they’re safe for consumption in the United States.

The bottom line is, if soy wasn’t safe the FDA would prevent it from being used in the United States.

Why We Use Soy in Some of Our Products

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Soy still remains a great source of  protein.

We use soy protein because:

  • it’s a complete, plant based protein (it has everything your body needs to build muscle)
  • it’s well studied and cleared by the FDA
  • low in saturated fat
  • easily digested

Soy is a good source of quality protein. And guess what? A protein rich diet supports weight loss and there’s nothing bad about that!

In the end, soy does have a lot of health benefits when produced correctly, and eaten as part of a balanced diet, just like any other good source of protein.

Just remember when trying to lose weight: exercise regularly, everything in moderation.

Want to give soy protein a try? Great! Try our delicious and filling IdealBar which has 10g of protein and Slendesta (our hunger blocker) to help keep you feeling full and satisfied.

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