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RUSTY_WOODS Posts: 897
11/10/19 1:40 A

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Soy has never been something I would choose to eat knowingly. At this point, I am on blood thinners, so for these past 15 years, I avoid soy, which thickens your blood.

Unknown to me, Subway started making their chicken breast subs part soy.. almost half the " chicken " was soy. This screwed up the thickness of my blood if I ate a lot of the chicken, usually just 2 fillets of chicken, since i eat low carb. Great choice, if you are lazy enough not to want to cook, which I often was.

After a year or so, Subway admitted their chicken breast fillets were almost half soy, which is when I stopped eating them. My INR numbers stabilized, and I take a set dosage of blood thinners now, because I know what foods are thickening my blood.. soy and greens.. but I mostly eat greens at a set level, which keeps me from varying my blood thickness, which I take to avoid having a stroke.. so I was a little upset, knowing that Subway added soy, without letting the public know, which could have had dire consequences to those of us talking blood thinners.

HOWEVER... I do have to say.. the chicken breasts, which may be up to HALF soy.. were delicious..lol

I would think most people do not have an issue with soy counteracting their medicine, and if they like chicken, they would like the half chicken/half soy fillets from Subway. Not sure whatever they do to make it taste like chicken is healthy..lol.. but as far as taste, I would eat it, if it wasn't an issue for me.



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11/8/19 3:15 P

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i like soy milk

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10/26/19 8:16 A

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I put soymilk on my cereal and in my lattes- I quite like it.

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10/25/19 1:20 A

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10/24/19 10:53 A

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Have read many articles and with that knowledge I do not eat soy

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10/23/19 12:40 P

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I love tofu. But don’t care for edamame.
I tend to lessen overly processed forms.

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10/22/19 4:22 P

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I like stir fried vegetables with tofu as well as soy milk since I don't tolerate milk as well. I think it is an excellent source of protein for anyone on a primarily plant-based diet. There are some great dessert recipes with tofu as well!

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10/19/19 10:23 P

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Not a big fan

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not high on my list, there is always something better

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9/21/19 9:33 A

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I don't eat soy, such as tofu, but Subway's chicken sandwich patties, have soy in them.. I eat very low carb, and so I am not looking for meat alternatives, but I will say that until I was told they had soy in them, I had no idea, They were delicious.

They were tested, and supposedly 50% meat/50% soy.. but the company says it is less than 1%.

I am on Coumadin, for A-Fib, so my concern was that when I got 4 chicken pieces, and ate those for lunch ( no bread ) with a couple tomato slices, my blood got very thick. Soy had Vitamin K, which thickens the blood. I take the blood thinner to avoid strokes.

So I had to stop eating the meat/soy patties from Subway, which was a shame. I don't know how much soy was in them, but my PT/INR, which is supposed to range from 2.0-3.0, had dropped to 1.4, and I had to add shots of Heparin?? for a week to get my blood thinner, and back over 2.0.. not fun. I bruised across my entire abdomen from those shots ( 14 ).

So now I don't eat Subway chicken patties, but you may enjoy them. They taste excellent, and have soy/chicken.. both of which I think are healthy.. just not for me.



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Never had any "FEELINGS" about soy (other than maybe the taste in my mouth), but my opinion is that it's a tasty, convenient protein source for me, and I'd have a hard time doing without it. I have been drinking soymilk and eating tofu and edaname since my late teens (I was a vegetarian in college and through my late 20s.) Today I also use soy protein powders in smoothies. I would have a hard time finding good, non-animal sources of protein if not for soy.

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Hate it, have tried and tried, but just can't do it.



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5/13/19 11:15 A

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i enjoy tofu and usually cook with it once every week or two. we don't purchase soy milk for home use but on the rare occasion i get coffee out, i will sometimes order it with soy milk. i do also enjoy soy-based meat substitutes like veggie sausage and burgers, but eat those less frequently than tofu itself. i like edamame and have that from time to time!

i haven't experienced any issues with my health that have caused any doctor to question my soy intake or suggest i limit it.

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5/12/19 8:23 P

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I have fibrocystic breasts and my doctor has recommended no soy, flax or caffeine. Since eliminating these three things my symptoms are virtually gone.

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5/11/19 4:57 P

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It makes me gassy.

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5/11/19 12:52 P

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Love it and eat it often, especially in the form of edamame and meat substitutes.



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I use it at times.



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5/6/19 11:27 A

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GRAMCRACKER46 - I ran across a new nut milk company you may enjoy if you don't like soy. I've found many non-dairy milks objectionable due to all the additives and stabilizers (I can taste a lot of them), but Elmhurst makes a line of "milked" nuts (milked hazelnuts, milked cashews, milked almonds, etc.) that taste good and have a very short ingredient list, if you're ever looking for a new variety to try.

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I like edamame, and it's high in fiber, so I eat that occasionally.

My favorite chocolate pudding recipe is essentially silken tofu blended with melted chocolate chips, so I eat that.

I really like tempeh, so I work that in too, though I prefer the multi-grain versions over plain soy.

I figure it's like all foods - acceptable in moderation. I don't use highly-processed soy products like TVP (textured vegetable protein, basically the byproduct of soy milk), and I don't like the taste or additives in soy milk, so that's not a part of my diet. I generally don't use highly-processed versions of anything in my diet, so I'm not singling soy out.

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5/5/19 1:52 P

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I'm allergic to all peanut and tree nut products. Occasionally i'll buy a jar of Soy nut butter as a treat.


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With your allergy to soy protein, you might want to be careful of or avoid pea protein as well. They are related plant species, and everyone I personally know with soy allergies has had issues with pea protein, too. Their allergy docs were aware of the possibility, so they were tested for it after the soy allergy became known.

As for the original question - I avoid most soy for a couple of personal reasons:

1) I had an estrogen-sensitive cancer and my oncology team recommended avoiding soy as a stand-alone and seriously limiting it as an ingredient

2) I have strong personal aversion to supporting the agri-business monopolies that control the GMO soy crops in North America. I will enjoy imported or locally crafted dark chocolate that contains non-GMO soy lecithin, or a non-GMO Japanese tamari or hoisin sauce, but will not purchase something that has GMO soy in it.

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5/1/19 6:52 P

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Thank you ArchemedesII. You said what’s I’ve suspected.

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I do not avoid soy (or corn for that matter). I eat both but neither is a mainstay of my diet and am not concerned at all about eating them.

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I'm glad you brought up this topic.

Something I don't think most people realize is that there has been a sharp increase in the amount of SOY products that have found their way into the average American diet. It's not that people are drinking more soy milk or eating more tofu.

What they are now eating (if they are still eating highly processed foods) are other products made from soy beans such as;

soybean oil (check your salad dressing)
soybean meal (livestock feed)
HPP (hydrolyzed plant protein)
Soy Lecithin - read your chocolate bar label
soy protein isolate - protein bars


It used to be the dietitians warned us about the dangers of corn and corn byproducts like HFCS. Well, SOY is the new corn replacement. Instead of seeing corn oil on an ingredients label, you'll see soybean oil.

Is soybean oil bad for a person ? the jury is still out because there haven't been enough studies. but some dietitians are recommending that people avoid highly processed oils such as soybean oil. it's a cheap oil substitute with questionable nutritional value.

Folks, read your ingredients labels. You're eating more soy products than you realize.

Personally, I will eat tofu/tempeh or occasionally drink soy milk. I have stopped eating products with the soy byproducts.



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I try to avoid soy. I dislike the taste of soy. Even though I can’t eat dairy (allergy) I don’t care for soy milk so I use almond milk. Recently I’ve cut way back on animal protein but I have no desire to eat tofu, etc.

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As a general rule, I avoid soy protein as I am allergic. I break out in hives.

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Avoid; I have hypothyroidism.

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@DIAMONDWIFE2018 I had to try a couple different brands of soy milk and with different fat content % before I found one that I liked. I totally disliked the others, even in the same brand. I get a lower fat one.

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I eat it because I am dairy food intolerant, and soy is the best alternative option for me. I don't have any health issues which it interferes with.

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I eat soy in the form of tofu or edamame but I don't add it on a regular basis. I really enjoy tofu and edamame not so much soy milk, it tastes off.

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I see no need to add it to my diet, so I haven't.

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Do you eat soy or avoid it? Why or why not?

Edited by: GRAMCRACKER46 at: 4/30/2019 (17:48)
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