If you’re going to eat soy, it’s best to enjoy moderate amounts — a little goes a long way — and to try to avoid highly processed forms and genetically modified products as much as possible. Here’s a list of go-to soy foods, as well as the ones to avoid.
If you’re wondering whether you are sensitive to soy, the best thing to do is to cut out all soybean-based products from your diet for two weeks and then reintroduce minimally processed varieties, such as edamame or tofu. Feel fine? You’re in the clear. Stomach upset or other symptoms? Avoid.
Genetically modified food is everywhere in America’s supermarkets and restaurants. And since it’s not labeled, most of us have no idea how much of it we’re eating — or how much it’s affecting our health.