Always check your ingredients! Anything with parts of soybeans or isolates of soybeans is potentially harmful. Soybeans contain phytic acid, also called phytates. These acids block the body’s uptake of essential minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc) which means that not only do our bodies not absorb these minerals, the phytates in the soy can also block the absorption of these minerals!

I won’t be going into all the GMO soybeans and the dangers of them in this post. But I want you to know now all is lost! You can still have soy in your diets because fermented soy products are not harmful. Centuries ago the Chinese discovered that when a mold was allowed to grow on soybeans, it destroyed the toxins and revealed the nutrients. This long fermenting process of the soybeans neutralizes the toxins and makes it not only safe, it makes it a healthy choice. Fermented soy products like tofu, soy or tamari sauce, and tempeh can be eaten in moderation

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