This Popular Drink Destroys Your Thyroid. Do You Drink It?

We live in an era of health promotion. Almost every food on the market’s shelves has something to say: “vegan”, “gluten-free”, “diary-free”, “fat-free”, “protein-rich”, “0 carbs” etc. But are these foods really healthy?

Let’s take soy for example. Soy is mostly consumed by vegans because it’s a great alternative for meat and dairy. Others consume it because it’s rich in protein and can help them lose weight. Also, those who are lactose-intolerant now have a substitute for cow’s milk – soy milk!

Soy has many health benefits, indeed, but recent studies have shown that consuming it daily and in large amounts can have a negative impact on your health.


  1. The main reason is that soy is one of the foods that are known as “goitrogens” – foods that promote formation of goiter (an enlarged thyroid). People with thyroid disorders should definitely avoid soy products.
  2. It can disrupt the menstrual cycle.
  3. The isoflavones (plant estrogens) in soy can cause infertility.
  4. Over half of the world’s soybean crop is genetically modified – more than any other crop in the world.
  5. Soybeans contain high amounts of phytic acid, a substance that inhibits the absorption of zinc, copper, calcium, iron and magnesium.
  6. Estrogen can promote the growth of breast cancer, which is why women diagnosed with it should avoid soy.
  7. Haemagglutinin (found in soybeans) is a substance that causes the red blood cells to clump.

So, the next time you’re grocery shopping, choose the healthier option and buy almond milk instead of soy milk.



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