Re: Soy foods curb hip fracture
Hi Wildflowers...Soy being good for the bones is highly debatable. There are many sites where you can read about it. Many, many vegeterians have given up consuming too much soy, or any soy for that matter. IT seems that soy is very high in phytolitic acid. This phytolitic acid inhibits the body from absorbing minerals, such as calcium. I myself have given up eating soy years ago, for this reason. In asian countrys they don't consume nearly as much natural soy products as we do. They eat it in very small amounts,, added to their soups and stews along with pork and beef, almost like a condiment. The only soy which they consume in large amounts are fermented soy, such as tempeh, and some othes. Soy that is fermented is very good for you, and does not contain phytolitic acid. There are a few other forms of fermented soy. There is also a fermented japanese product made from soy. I think the name was something like.....kinase. In any case I am one that gave it up entirely, except for tamari sauce, which I am pretty sure is fermented.