Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Mar 20, 2015

Soy (or Soya) and Allergies

Soya beans can produce allergies in humans. Although children are more susceptible than adults it is indeed a problem since labeling laws world wide do not address this problem seriously.

Many people are allergic to nuts especially peanuts. Soya bean also is a legume and can cause an allergic reaction. If you are allergic to nuts you maybe allergic to Soya and in this situation it is wise to avoid all soy products. More often than not the allergic reaction to soy is mild. However in a few rare cases it may lead to anaphylactic shock which can be dangerous and can lead to deaths from soy allergies.

Sometimes you may not realize that certain foods contain soy. It is very important that you read labels carefully to avoid allergic reactions to soy and soy products especially as soy lecithin is labeled as natural product. Thus you may unsuspectingly consume it in a food or medicine you think does not have soy.

Soy or Soya A Holy Food -References

  1. Eisenstein J, Roberts SB, Dallal G, Saltzman E. High-protein weight-loss diets: are they safe and do they work? A review of the experimental and epidemiologic data. Nutr Rev 2002, 60:189-200.
  2. Sydney University's Glycaemic Index Research Service. The glycaemic and insulin index values of six soy-based foods. The Glycaemic Index Report, July 2004.
  3. What is soy protein? - (http://www.soya.be/soy-protein.php)

Comments

priyaa Monday, January 26, 2009

In what form is Soya to be consumed? Defatted soy flour, sprouted soya beans or soy protein as an ingredient in any health food?

Thingz8 Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I believe all of those form of soya is good. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

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