RE: Is Soy Bad for Men
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:18 PM
This is a classic example of sensationalistic journalism. One man's unfortunate circumstance is not a valid reason to scare people. And yes, that much soy milk (or that much of anything!) will probably produce some interesting and unwanted results.
Soy milk is safe and in fact beneficial for a lot of reasons, as seen with evidence-based research. However, more of a good thing does not make it better. Soy foods are a healthful part of the diet but certainly should not make up 100% of a day's worth of calorie needs (as it seemed to in this person's story). I would advise some soy. If one chooses to eat tofu, then have almond milk with cereal to keep the diet varied.
But if soy makes you uncomfortable, no problem, there are dozens of other types of beans readily available at the market.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education