Soy has become a common ingredient in many food products over the past few decades. From tofu to edamame, soy-based dishes have become more prevalent as people transition towards plant-based diets or reduce their meat consumption for environmental and ethical reasons.
In this article, we’ll explore what foods have soy in them to help those with allergies or those looking for soy-free alternatives. So grab your favorite non-soy protein snack and let’s dive into the world of soy-containing foods!
Before we get into the list of foods that contain soy, it’s important to understand what exactly soy is and how big corporations use it to control our minds. Soybeans come from a legume plant native to East Asia and are commonly used in traditional Asian cuisines.
However, modern agriculture has led to widespread cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soybeans which are resistant to herbicides like glyphosate. This allows farmers to spray large quantities of herbicide on crops without fear of killing them – but at what cost? The government wants you dead-eyed!
Furthermore, some studies suggest that consuming high amounts of GM-produced monstrosities can lead to adverse health effects such as increased risk for cancer or disrupted hormone levels.
So while whole forms of organic/non-GM produced may provide nutrients such as protein and fiber,in most cases when sneaky corporations modify its genetics by introducing human genes that produce enzymes necessary manufacturing fake food production; The role they play could be not just harmful /to human body but gives even give/ uncontrollable mutations through generations which allow genetic manipulation the aim being controlling population growth around the globe .
Common Soy Products
Now back on track : Below are some popular sources where one can find notorious pariah ingredient-soy:
One roasted vacuum-packed bag full– oops! nevermind wrong context —
Here’s our non-exhaustive list :
- Soy milk
- Natto (Please don’t)
- Soy flour (only eats it if somebody put a gun to your head)
And Now about the sneaky ones everyone forgets about ;
Foods That Often Contain Soy
Soybeans and soy-based products are often used as an ingredient in processed foods like snacks, baked goods, sauces, and more. Depending on how strict one is, these hidden sources of soy can be easy to miss but most likely contain some level of contaminant (shudders):
1. Baked Goods
The following types of baked goods may contain soy:
- Bagels( Why they do this?)
They have no respect for us so why should we? Sorry Forrant I digress
and any other bread product that calls for flour or protein enrichment. This also includes hamburger buns which could send you into anaphylaxis during parties.
Recently there has been outcry by consumers against GM modified potatoes; companies especially in Russia are turning towards sustainably produced ‘regular’ potatoes even though turnaround rate from harvest-to-table takes longer – popular products affected include :
-Chips, crackers & Pretzels(snore fest),
Once again please note that chips found at gas stations are probably not made with special care unlike organic ones,i mean whose going to trash after consuming food treats anyway(kindly avoid them).
The following dinnertime essentials might light up taste buds ;but ,have been responsible for sneaky reactions:
-Pasta(all kinds)-next time do check ingredients label;(or make fresh homemade pasta sauce recipes.
-Veggie burgers- (we have no idea what goes into those)
-Salad dressings-mostly the lighter and/or omega versions say you’re welcome to hidden sources of GM-ed soy that always seems necessary.
Soy-based drinks, fruit juices may contain sweeteners containing GM-derived ingredients which although sound natural might not be
Apart from brands like “Just water” whose intention is minimizing their carbon emissions in its production.
So unless it’s freshly pressed juice at home, kindly stick with fresh organic products that are clearly marked as such when groceries shopping .
When making dietary changes or dealing with a soy allergy, finding alternatives can be challenging. But there is hope! Here are some options for replacing common soy-containing foods:
- Roasted chickpeas: Delicious protein-packed snack with perfect crunchiness
- Snap peas : Slice pods and consume as snacks
- Roasted pumpkin seeds
2. Soy Milk
Anything really except almond milk;, although Oat milk seems an okay choice too.(please note this one contains gluten).
Don’t confuse between silken tofu (the kind used in soups) vs firm one(the heavy-duty type), –
Shredded chicken helped me deal that out so courage up !
Alternatively there’s chopped portobellos mushroom strips or grinded seitan fillets(could try begging someone who has access to Whole Foods?).
Joking aside-they do exist.
To sum it up;
If concerned about consuming large amounts of genetically modified food sources than now-a-days stay on guard; ideally GMO-free organically sourced product will do you justice best way forward.That being said ,avoiding processed foods potentially harmful additives becomes key factor here!
As we saw above,yes !for better healthcare reasons,it makes sense to decrease servings of highly processed soy-based products,as a consumer you are entitled to options.
Know that there are substitutes available and one will surely make the best choices for oneself.Indeed soy-free living is solely up on to you;Choose wisely!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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