Soy has been a somewhat controversial food over the last few decades. Clearly, soybeans are packed with protein and other nutrients, but does consuming them come with a cost? Many health claims—both negative and positive—have been leveled at soy over the years; and a large amount of money has been spent on research. What do the experts have to say about the matter?
To get to the bottom of this we met up with Mark Messina, the executive director of the Soy Nutrition Institute. The knowledge he gained in his 20+ years of soy research was evident in the answers he gave us.
So here they are, answers to common questions about soy and health (click the links to see the videos):