I've heard mixed opinions on this and was wondering if anyone else has come across anything. Supposedly, the phytic acid content in soy products, including soy milk I believe, "binds" nutrients and reduces your ability to digest them. Has anyone come across anything stating the reasons for this or on the contrary? I've found some articles from both sides, but none of them really seem to prove their point at all. Just curious about this, since I do drink soy milk and it's recommended for my diet. If it is really problematic, i'll have to change it to perhaps natural calcium tablets or something. Anyone know anything?
All I can say is...Please god dont let this b true! I dont want to cut yet another thing out of my diet!!!!!!!!! I have soya milk and 1 or 2 soya yoghurts everyday as they are full of protein and seem to keep me going really well....
I'll ask my nutritionist if she knows anything when I see her next week. Fingers majorly crossed!
Don't worry too much, it may just be me. I've noticed that upon adding a bit more soy milk i've become extremely bloated right after drinking it, and if I don't eat something at least an hour after I get these terrible, almost uncontrollable hunger pains that come from nowhere. I experimented this morning suspecting the soy milk as the culprit, and sure enough it seems to be. Same reaction, and I wasn't even thinking about it when it happened, I drank it down and did something else and then it came on for no reason, same sensations. Let me know what you find out, I think i'm going to temporarily take some calcium tablets to see if there's a difference, it may simply be another adjustment. Later in treatment this sometimes becomes hard to tell.
My daughter has a goiter and her doc told us to get her off the soy milk. She's allergic to cow's milk (casein) and was on soy formula, then soy milk for 11 years. I don't know about the phytic acid. Not sure if there's a connection. I sometimes wonder if hypoglycemia is hormone related, and if so, then the soy could potentially cause problems. Http://thyroid.About.Com/cs/soyinfo/a/soy.
could the unsweetened almond milk be a substitute? I tasted it at a friends and it was really good! It really doesn't offer much protein though.
please let me know if this would be ok for a hypo diet?
You may be okay with that, though some aren't. Make sure the silk is the unsweetened kind, not the "original." people fall for this and think it means plain, it does not. They add pure cane sugar or something to it to make it taste better. Be certain it's unsweetened. If it seems okay to you, keep it up. I stopped because it seemed to be giving me terrible reactions.