Asked by: Ventsislav Mendigoyenfood and drink food allergies
How can I avoid soy in my diet?
Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020
AVOID foods that contain any of these ingredients:
- hydrolyzed soy protein.
- shoyo sauce.
- soy flour.
- soy grits.
- soy nuts.
- soy milk.
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Also know, what can you eat on a soy free diet?
Fruit Fresh, cooked, canned, or dried fruits served without milk, cream, sour cream, yogurt or whipped cream. Fruits in fritter, cobblers, and dumplings that contain milk or soy; fruits in sauces with milk or soy. Meat & Meat Substitutes Plain meats, poultry, fish and eggs; all plain nuts and seeds except for soy nuts.
Furthermore, why is soy in so many foods? Moisture and Binding. The legumes' consistency allows them to be transformed into oils and flours, as well as dairy and meat substitutes. Importantly, isolated soy proteins are used to emulsify fat and bind water, which keeps many products' moistness without affecting other ingredients.
Considering this, what foods are high in soy?
The following is a list of foods containing soy.
- Edamame. These soybeans are harvested when the beans are still green and sweet tasting.
- Meat Alternatives. Meat alternatives, containing soy protein or tofu, are used to imitate meat, such as burgers, sausages, bacon and hot dogs.
Should I cut soy out of my diet?
Soya can act like oestrogen which makes it harder to lose weight, if that's what you're trying to do - high levels of oestrogen can cause bloating and water retention. There's also the fact of the matter that by giving up soya, you'll be cutting out the vast majority of processed foods (and a lot of sugar as a result).