Soya is a food source rich in genistein and daidzein, two phytoestrogens. They have a significant oestrogenic effect and are thought to help regulate hormonal imbalances in women. It has also been claimed that they can help to prevent osteoporosis…
Diets high in Soya Protein have been linked not only to a reduction in menopausal symptoms, but also to a reduced risk of heart disease.
A study of over 24,000 Chinese women has revealed that those that ate the most soya had the fewest bone fractures after menopause.
Soy contains a cocktail of substances that interfere with many systems of the body and so it may not be the panacea we have all come to believe it could be.
If you suffer from osteoporosis then new research suggests that a combination of Calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K; together with minerals like strontium and magnesium may offer an alternative to pharmaceutical medicines but without the side effects.