Many foods are marketed as healthy or “all natural” these days. In fact, you don’t have to go to a health food store to find such items anymore. Yet, what you are lead to believe is healthy for you, is often, quite to the contrary. Let’s take a look at three health foods that you’d be wise to leave behind nine times out of ten.
Soy, a vegetarian protein alternative to meat, became prominent in the vegetarian/health-food scene around the 70’s & 80’s, gaining popularity in the 90’s. In the last decade it has been highly marketed as a “health food” and is now served in many restaurants, not just those focused on vegetarian fare.
Soy poses many health problems for various reasons. It contains phytoestrogens which have been found to be endocrine disruptors, creating hormone imbalances in the body and potentially other adverse health affects. Studies have linked soy to “malnutrition, digestive distress, immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorde...