In reality, you are way better off eating grass fed, responsibly raised meats and organic eggs than you are eating commercially produced tofu. So what could be wrong with tofu? The manufacturing process. According to Dr. Kaayla Daniel, “Unlike in Asia where people eat small amounts of whole soybean products, western food processors separate the soybean into two golden commodities–protein and oil. There’s nothing safe or natural about this. Today’s high-tech processing methods not only fail to remove the anti-nutrients and toxins that are naturally present in soybeans but leave toxic and carcinogenic residues created by the high temperatures, high pressure, alkali and acid baths and petroleum solvents.”
The truth is, soy is not a health food. In fact, it’s far from it. According to Dr, Mercola “The propaganda that has created the soy sales miracle is all the more remarkable because, only a few decades ago, the soybean was considered unfit to eat – even in Asia.” He goes on to explain, “Additionally 99% a very large percentage of soy is genetically modified and it also has one of the highest percentages of contamination by pesticides of any of our foods. Soybeans are high in phytic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds. It’s a substance that can block the uptake of essential minerals – calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and especially zinc – in the intestinal tract. Although not a household word, phytic acid has been extensively studied; there are literally hundreds of articles on the effects of phytic acid in the current scientific literature. Scientists are in general agreement that grain- and legume-based diets high in phytates contribute to widespread mineral deficiencies in third world countries.” Dr. Mercola, explains in the following video exactly why soy is NOT a health food.