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Old 08-30-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Is there any one else like myself that is disappointed and ticked off that practically everything has soy in it?
I know why the big food producers use it. Because it's CHEAP, and all the big food agribusinesses are getting rich off of it.

But soy is goitrogenic and estrogenic, and it can be a severe allergen.

Practically EVERY vegetarian soup at a national chain cafe I go to has soy in it. Why? They don't HAVE to make it with soy. There's no reason 12 veggie soup has to have soy!

And ohe "organic' salad dressing I looked at that had the name "olive oil" on the label -- had as the FIRST ingredient...SOY oil!

I know....like everything else if you're trying to eat healthily.....it's on us to seek out healthy food.
I know ...the food industrial complex isn't interested in our health.
It's just frustrating sometimes....it doesn't HAVE to be this way!
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Nope, it doesn't. Eat a nice chicken breast or a steak. No soy in that. Fresh vegetables. No soy in that.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It doesn't have to be that way, but you have complete control over what you consume. Don't like soy? Don't eat it.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Darn, this reminds me that I forgot to get soy sauce yesterday...for my Sunday pork chops.
I haven't really had any problem buying things that happen to have no soy...I didn't realize that that was odd.

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Old 08-30-2014, 11:44 PM
 
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you have complete control over what you consume. Don't like soy? Don't eat it.
That's true, but it's frustrating to go to a lunch cafe and see that every soup offering they have has soy in it.
The 12 veggie, the lentil, the eggplant soup, the potato curry....and more...all have soy.

It'd be nice if soy weren't so ubiquitous so those of us who shouldn't have it could have some of those selections also.
Especially when there's no reason for soy to be in there in the first place.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:50 PM
 
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That's true, but it's frustrating to go to a lunch cafe and see that every soup offering they have has soy in it.
The 12 veggie, the lentil, the eggplant soup, the potato curry....and more...all have soy.

It'd be nice if soy weren't so ubiquitous so those of us who shouldn't have it could have some of those selections also.
Especially when there's no reason for soy to be in there in the first place.

Restaurants realistically cannot cater to every dietary need on the planet and still stay in business.

If you do not want soy in your food then you need to prepare the food you consume yourself and not go out to eat.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I understand OPs concern, but I don't think soy allergies are extremely common so to expect major restaurants to serve a lot of vegetarian foods with no soy isn't realistic. Just stick with a basic salad if you are a vegetarian and if just wanting to eat healthy, add chicken. If restaurants were to cater to all of us, who have sensitivity to certain foods can you imagine how huge the job or running a kitchen would be and how much research would be needed? I doubt there is a food product that someone isn't allergic or sensitive to these days.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:37 AM
 
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Restaurants realistically cannot cater to every dietary need on the planet and still stay in business.
But they can make dishes without soy.

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and how much research would be needed?
How much research is needed to make vegetable soup or anything else without soy...just don't add it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:29 PM
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The problem with eating out is making sure what you are eating is what they claim. A lot of meats have fillers in them, and those fillers often are made from adjuncts like soy and wheat. This is why I prefer to get top cuts of meat when I eat out, to make sure it isn't filled with adjuncts. Most packaging will state if items have fillers in them. The less ingredients the better.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:51 AM
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I don't think a minimum amt. of soy in a general serving is estrogenic. If it is, it's very weak.Maybe if you ingest 6-7 servings a day, every day, but for the average glass of soy milk, of piece of soy cheese, it's generally healthy, unless you're allergic of course.
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