Hormone Intake

Myth: Soy contains estrogen that can raise your hormone levels.

Fact: Consuming soyfoods will not raise your hormone levels.

Soyfoods contain isoflavones which are otherwise known as phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are plant hormones and not human hormones. In the human body phytoestrogens bind to human estrogen and can have an anti-estrogenetic effect. This effect brings many benefits and can play …

Calcium in Soymilk

Myth: Soymilk has less calcium than cow milk

Fact: Soymilk is the only dairy substitute nutritionally comparable to cow milk.

The amount of calcium in soymilk is equivalent to the calcium found in cow’s milk.  Along with vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin B12, soymilk is fortified with 30-40% of the daily value of needed calcium per 8 ounce serving.  …

Heart Disease

Myth: Consuming soy protein has no effect on lowering your cholesterol levels.

Fact: Twelve countries throughout the world have adopted a health claim stating that they believe that soy protein has a cholesterol lowering effect.

The US Food and Drug Administration, along with 11 other countries throughout the world, approved a health claim for soy protein and coronary heart disease based on soy protein’s cholesterol lowering effects. 25 grams of soy protein a day, as …


Myth: Soyfoods can lead to hypothyroidism.

Fact: Clinical studies show that soy products do not cause hypothyroidism.

Soy does not adversely affect thyroid function in healthy people and does not need to be avoided for those taking medication for hypothyroidism. More than 20 clinical studies show that isoflavones do not adversely affect thyroid function in healthy people. …


Myth: Many people have soy allergies.

Fact: It is 80 times more common to have an allergy to milk.

The College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that approximately 0.4% of American children, or about 298,410 under the age of 18, are allergic to soy, whereas the more frequent allergies report milk (32%), peanuts (29%), eggs (18%), and tree …

Male Feminization

Myth: Soyfoods have feminizing effects on men.

Fact: Soyfoods do not feminize men or impair male fertility.

Extensive clinical research shows that even large amounts of soy do not lower testosterone levels or raise estrogen levels in men. Clinical research also shows that soy does not adversely affect sperm or semen parameters. In fact, Italian researchers suggested …

Breast Cancer

Myth: Breast cancer patients should avoid soyfoods.

Fact: Soyfoods are safe and may possibly even be beneficial for some breast cancer survivors.

Research shows that soyfoods are safe and may possibly even be beneficial for breast cancer survivors and for those at high risk for breast cancer. A study following more than 9,500 women in the U.S. and China who had been …