Implications of antinutritional components in soybean foods

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Journal: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Publication Date: 01/1994

Summary: A review of anti-nutrients in soy foods

Key Takeaways

Soy contains many anti-nutrients: Lectins (disrupt gut lining and impair nutrient absorption), protease inhibitors (damage pancreas), goitrogens (impair thyroid function), tannins (can cause nausea, vomiting, and constipation), phytoestrogens (act on estrogen receptors), flatus-producing oligosaccharides (sugars that make you gassy), phytate (bind minerals and prevent absorption), and saponins (increase cell membrane permeability).

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