Soy is found in many common foods including meat and vegetarian products and, unfortunately, baby foods.  According to the United Soybean Board, soybean oil accounts for 79% of the edible fats used annually in the United States.  It is found in many margarines, spreads, sauces, and dressings.

Keep in mind soy also hides in many unsuspected items in your refrigerator and in your pantry such as ice cream, yogurt, pasta, and cereal.  Common baking items that contain soy include flour.  Why would flour have soy in it?  The food industry puts soy in fortified flour so the label can boast more protein.  Chocolate is often a place where you will find soy lecithin or if it’s a liquid chocolate it may have soybean oil.  Frostings often have soybean oil in them to make them more creamy and moist.  Even sprinkles often have soy lecithin to keep them from sticking together and soybean oil to keep them moist.

It is important to read labels to determine what food items contain soy.  This is a list of possible foods that often contain soy to be aware of:

  • Baby formula and food
  • Bacon
  • Bagels
  • Bread
  • Burgers
  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Chocolates
  • Condiments
  • Dressings
  • Frozen foods
  • Imitation foods
  • Margarines/spreads
  • Marinades
  • Milk
  • Nuts and nut butter
  • Non-dairy desserts
  • Pasta
  • Protein bars
  • Protein powder
  • Sauces
  • Sausage
  • Seasonings
  • Snack foods
  • Soy sauce
  • Tofu
  • Turkey
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vegetable protein
  • Waffles
  • Whipped toppings
  • Yogurt

You can also learn more if you join Dr. Brownstein and I on June 16th for a lecture about the deceptions of soy in Novi MI – sign up today!

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