Is Soy a Good Choice For Weight Loss?

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Is soy a good choice for weight loss? Many people have made the switch from regular “white” carbohydrates like bread, pasta, etc to healthy grains like soy and have noticed a big difference in their weight loss. So why is soy so effective at helping you lose weight? This article will give you an understanding of what it does to help you lose weight and where there are some cons to giving soy as a food source.

First off, soy is a complete food. Unlike many other foods that have parts of them extracted and eaten in small amounts, soy is a complete food that can be digested easily and provides a wide range of nutrients. Its high protein level helps boost your metabolism and gives you energy. Soy is one of the most widely used grains in the world because it has many health benefits and it is often used in ” Primal” (all natural) diet plans such as the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet, and the Master Cleanse.

Soy has some drawbacks however. Soy has some of the highest phytic acid levels of any grain and can be hard on the digestive system if you have a low fiber diet. Phytic acid is found in abundance in soy seeds but can also be found in some other common all natural foods like: nuts, apples, oranges, garlic, onions, fish, and beef. By eating large amounts of soy over time, you can increase your risk for eating disorders including IBS and may slow down your body’s ability to digest and absorb protein.

Author: T Ross

I spent the first part of my life playing piano and composing music. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in music composition and cognitive science. Then I became a User Interface Engineer for four years. I moved home to Raleigh, NC to be closer to my family and began to freelance. On the side, I created a company called Elemental Nutrition & Wellness that uses interactive resource calculators to give people the tools they need to lose weight and boost nutrition. Now I have my own practice as a holistic nutritionist. I help people meet their weight loss goals by fostering self-motivation. You can reach me at

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