BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soy. Mention its benefits in polite company and brace yourself for a barrage of questions and accusations directed at soy and all the products made from it.
As interest in the health benefits of soy intensified in the research community, the popularity of soyfoods skyrocketed and acceptance among mainstream consumers began to take hold. As momentum heightened, soy products began penetrating mainstream America and another phenomenon emerged: "soy bashing." A new cottage industry appeared peopled by bean-bashers who have made condemning soyfoods an ongoing crusade. Astounding claims began to surface about soy, creating anxiety and apprehension among many health-conscious consumers. Shocking assertions concerning infertility, sex organ abnormalities, Alzheimer's disease, and thyroid problems has caused a great deal of confusion among consumers.