problem with soy has to do with its phyto-estrogen, which mimics estrogen in the body. For that reason soy should especially not be given to children who are still growing. But honestly, it’s better off avoided by everyone. There are plenty of tasty veggie-based meat alternatives if you’re looking to cut back on animal protein.
The bleached white flour spikes your blood sugar and features almost none of the vitamins and minerals present in whole wheat. White bread also has less fiber than whole wheat, and trust us you need more fiber as you age to keep your digestive system chugging along. And while we are at it, bagels pose the same problem no nutrients or fiber but also have a ton of sodium.
Store bought baked foods
Home baked goodies are so much better than store bought because you can enjoy them fresh from the oven, without that slight chemical aftertaste of preservatives. It’s not that homemade goodies are super healthy, but commercially produced baked goods rely on hydrogenated oils to keep their products looking fresh for weeks. They don’t even have to list these harmful trans fats on the label unless they comprise more than 0.5% of the product.