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    mataliandy, condorcet, Patric Juillet

    Being of exactly 0% Asian descent, I'm terribly allergic to soy, which isn't an uncommon allergy among people who are not of Asian descent. So it deserves THAT bad rap. People who are allergic to soy need to avoid it, period. The damage an ongoing mild allergic reaction, with all the strain and inflammation it causes, far outweighs any health benefit you can get from it. Also, soy allergies more common in children than adults and the more severe reactions to soy can range from GI ulcerations to full-blown anaphylaxis. So you may want to take your kid to an allergist before making him or her eat that evil curdstuff.

    -8.50, -7.64 "We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress." - Will Rogers

    by croyal on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 02:44:38 PM PDT

    •  Tofu should be for grownups. (0+ / 0-)

      My kids will not eat tofu, not now, perhaps not ever. I have it once in a while, and as I said, all things in moderation.

    •  How can you avoid it? (1+ / 0-)
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      Patric Juillet

      Practically everything we eat in America has had some kind of soy product added to it - and it has lots of  names. Many you can decipher on the ingredient list, but one is "natural flavoring".
      Be careful out there, croyal. The supermarket is a scary place.

      Also - (and I hate to say that when it's not snark and especially if it seems to support a certain early and often poster in this diary) - there can be issues with too much soy in the diet, and I've seen at least one study (please don't HR me for no link - I came unprepared for this topic) claiming that we are eating more soy now than occurs in the traditional Asian diet. Breaking that moderation rule again.

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