Sunday, August 18, 2013

More about Soy Lecithin

If you read the blog post answering my most frequently asked question (here), you heard me go on a side rant about Soy Lecithin.  My wonderful friend Tami (you might recognize the name from my first blog post here, talking about how she "unlocked the happy" in her child) shared a article from going more into depth about this ingredient that is in 1,000's of processed foods.

Soy Lecithin: How it Negatively Affects Your Heath and Why You Need to Avoid It:

Here are some bits of the article that might catch your attention

"Soybean lecithin comes from sludge left after crude soy oil goes through a “de-gumming” process. It is a waste product containing solvents and pesticides and has a consistency ranging from a gummy fluid to a plastic solid

 "One of the biggest problems associated with soy lecithin comes from the origin of the soy itself. The majority of soy sources in the world are now genetically modified (GM). Researchers have clearly identified GM foods as a threat to the environment, pollution of soils and a long-term threat to human health with links to of the world with unnatural genetic material that may have unknown long-term consequences with links to decreased fertility, immunological alterations in the gut and the exacerbation and creation of allergies."

Read more at 

What do you think about Soy Lecithin, what products were you surprised that it was used in?

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