The Pros And Cons Of A Soy Diet

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If you’re going to go on a diet, you might as well pick one that best meets the your criteria of actually working for you and your goal. However proving a diet can deliver weight loss over the long term requires reliable data, and lots of it. There has always controversy for many of years to which diet is better for the human being, an vegan diet or a soy diet. You be the judge.

Soy is one of the most controversial of plant foods and diets, with gluten taking a distant second place. Here’s a background on the soybean, soy, and soy products.
Background: Domestic use of the soybean has been traced to the eastern half of North China in the eleventh century B.C. Soybean products have been one of the five main plant foods of the Asian Culture along with rice, soybeans, wheat,
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According to a 2009 position paper of the American Dietetic Association, vegetarian eating is linked with decreased risk of death from heart disease. The report also concluded that people who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower LDL levels and less incidence of hypertension in comparison to non-vegetarians.

Some cons of being vegan is loss of essential vitamins and minerals: There is evidence to show vegan diets do not contain vitamin B12, an essential nutrient. "Vegans can get vitamin B12 from a vegan diet. Some brands of soy milk, fake meats, breakfast cereals and nutritional yeast and from supplements. Vegan diets may be low in calcium and vitamin D although there are vegan sources of these nutrients and vitamins. Also, iron deficiency is a worldwide concern for everyone, especially women of child-bearing age. Without dairy from the diet has no effect on iron status since milk is a very poor source of iron. Even more, the iron in egg is not readily bio available. Therfore, the vegan and their diet is not considered to be at any greater risk of iron deficiency compared with other vegetarians.
Monica Bhide, from: AARP, February 14,

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