Iv'e been hearing mixed reports about soy based products, and was wondering if they are good to eat or if I would be better sticking to more natural sources such as beans, lentils ect.
Soy is a bean, so I don't know why it wouldn't count as natural. I would shy away from GMO soy, but I shy away from all GMOs. I prefer organic sources of soy if possible.
Thanks for that! I have just heard stuff about it not being good for you and wondered what peoples opinions were. Being vegan I think it would be quite hard to avoide, though not impossible!
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond!
That article is from november 2009.
The evidence is inconclusive as of right now as to the effects of soy overall (see wikipedia). What I would do (and I'm not any kind of nutritionist or doctor or anything, so my advice is worth very little) is this: try it for 6-8 weeks, keeping the rest of your diet and exercise regime the same. Before trying it, have a full blood test done (especially a cholesterol panel).
Take note of how you feel during the 6-8 weeks, and any changes. At the end, do another blood test. If you feel worse, or if your blood numbers tend in the bad direction, then avoid soy. Otherwise, keep eating it.