TAG: Soy

Soy What?

Soy And Human Health

Some studies indicate that soy is a superfood while others have linked it to health problems. Why has research yielded such conflicting results? Many of the studies supporting soy’s health benefits have taken place in Asian countries where people eat more fermented soy products (miso, tempeh, etc.). Those in Europe and North America tend to consume unfermented and highly processed soy products, many of which contain trans fats and artificial additives, and to eat soy protein in larger quantities, so health outcomes are bound to differ. Soy is considered a health food for a number of reasons. One cup of… read more

Alternatives to Traditional Tattoo Inks

Alternatives to Traditional Tattoo Inks

Tattoos can be visually absorbing, but many may not think of the ingredients in the inks and their possible effects. There are many risks associated with getting tattoos, and possible poisons in the ink are only one of them. Inks vary, but can contain toxic heavy metals including lead, cadmium, chromium and arsenic, among many others. Red inks have some of the highest levels of contaminants which can include mercury. These are all environmental and human health hazards. The American Environmental Safety Institute has given the example of an index card, which is 3 inches/7.6 centimeters by 5 inches/12.7 centimeters… read more

Good and Bad Soy

Soy products

Typically, if you read about soy the text tends to be either overwhelmingly in favor of it or overwhelmingly negative towards the legume and its consumption. In reality there are both good and bad things about soy, as with any food, it is about what form you consume it in. To start off, soy is over-processed in western countries like the United States where it is mostly used as cattle feed. In fact, this ‘bad’ soy makes up a whopping 99 percent of soy use in the U.S. In other countries, like China, Japan, and Korea soy is consumed in… read more