There seems to be a bit of confusion around soy and soy products. I believe the major reason is perhaps a lack of specificity. I’ll share with you what experts are saying and where the cross talk is occurring.
Let’s start with Dr. Starch aka Dr. McDougal a pioneer in the plant based movement. He is concerned about soy consumption but offers a most delicious soy burger recipe. Basically he says, limit to 5-10% of calorie consumption.
The problem is we don’t know what period of time 5% for life, a meal or a day? The other problem is he uses soy in the most general sense. However is was 2005 and we know more now. I think if we replaced his use of the term soy with soy protein isolate, which he mentions in the newsletter, the recommendation would be more clear.
Now let’s blast forward to 2012, it looks like 3-5 servings a day of soybeans, tofu or tempeh is just fine. So go ahead and try Dr.M’s burger recipe found here: