Sneaky Soy: In My Own Home!!!!!

Here is a shocking list of some items that I never would have thought contained soy...and some obvious ones too (e.g. soy sauce and edamame). Who would have thought they needed to put soy in things like protein powder or barbeque sauce! I felt bloated all of the time and just thought it was normal for me to feel that way after I ate too much. I was consuming loads of soy every day and had no idea! It wasn't until I REALLY cleaned up my diet, cooked ALL my own meals, and stopped eating junk like processed foods, that realized I was lactose intolerant. In an effort to control my lactose intolerance, I tried to substitute soy milk for dairy and my body reacted poorly (see soy belly). I realized I was allergic to soy and went to the doctor for an allergy test. My suspicions were confirmed and she told me I was indeed allergic to soy. I encourage everyone to get tested for allergies, you may be allergic to something you consume every day and not even know it! It will change your life! :)

Home List:

  • Canned tuna fish (all varierties)
  • Some vitamins (especially fish oils or any oil containing vitamin)
  • Protein Powders (most varieties unless specifically listed NO soy)
  • Crystal light
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Spray butter 
  • Cooking Spray (all varieties: Canola, Olive Oil, Butter, ect.)
  •  Soy Sauce
  • Edemame
  • Tofu
  • Lipton Vegetable Soup Mix
  • Reeses Cup
  • Triscuits
  • Lotions, shampoos, conditioners