- One of the biggest benefits of eating soy is that it can replace foods that may compromise your health
- There's not much evidence that soy itself produces health benefits
- Soy contains isoflavones, which has the potential to disrupt estrogen-sensitive systems in your body
Between tofu and tempeh, miso and soy milk, and the ever-popular edamame, there's certainly no shortage of soy on the shelves of your local food store. Long touted by health-minded folks as a better-for-you, eco-friendly alternative to meat, soy is a favorite among followers of increasingly mainstream plant-based diets. Yet, do a quick Google search for "soy" and some of the first results include headlines like, "The Dangers of Soy" and "Is Soy Bad for You?"