I today just bought soy yoghurt for a try. As alternative to diary yoghurt.
its the only soy i eat. and its fermented. Thats the reason i bought it cause of the bacterias for the gut.
Silk soy yoghurt: (as an example)
INGREDIENTS: Organic soymilk (filtered water, whole organic soybeans), rice starch, dextrose, organic evaporated cane juice, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavors, cultured glucose syrup solids, pectin, locust bean gum, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), yogurt cultures (L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, L. casei, L. rhamnosus
Um, just say no. There are lots of other ways (and better ways) to get some probiotics. Unless you have a deficiency in phytoestrogens, avoid this and soy in general. (BTW - that's my humor kicking in - there is no such thing as a deficiency in phytoestrogens - that I'm aware of).
EVIL!!!! Soy contains trypsin inhibitors and protease inhibitors which can essentially prevent your body from absorbing any protein eaten in the same meal as a soy product. Fermenting can help destroy the inhibitors, but if you are looking for a probiotic product, be safe, stay paleo and try coconut yogurt instead, or coconut water keifer, made by Kevita.
Japanese do not eat soy "all the time". They eat small amounts of fermented soy as condiments with other foods, not lots of tofu, soy milk soy yogurt. just because I did not feel the effects of soy when I ate it does not mean it did not destroy my thyroid. It is the devil's food.
I happen to prefer a greek yogurt. I can't have much in the way of soy (thyroid issue), so I stay away from it.
There are coconut milk yogurts, which can be delightful and are non dairy, also.
Yogurt isn't something i eat regularly, but when I do, it's either a convenience food or dessert (usually the latter).
Yeah I would think that soy yogurt would be a bad source of gut healthy flora. Soy itself causes inflammation in the gut, and the fact that it messes with our hormones is a turn off. There are plenty of other sources of fermented foods that help supplement your digestive bacteria. I personally drink kombucha and another probiotic drink called Kevita. Both are fermented tea beverages with a minute amount of fruit juice added for flavor. They are super low carb, fizzy, and they taste fantastic. I probably have about one of these a week, and usually in conjunction with a meal that's more on the "cheating" side. I hope this helped!
Are you unable to tolerate dairy yogurt, or do you avoid it because it's not ancestral? Of the two, I think dairy is more traditional than soy for those non-Asian ancestry. I was never exposed to any soy products until adulthood and it doesn't agree with me.
I am lactose intolerant (or at least I was) but I do fine with dairy yogurt. I make my own at home so it is full-fat and contains no cheap fillers. Because it's much more active than any commercial product I find I eat a smaller portion.
If you can't tolerate dairy yogurt I think I'd just skip it. There are other good sources of calcium, etc.
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