Is soy bad for you? 3 things you should know about adding soy to your diet

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When Americans were informed of the health-damaging nature of most of what we eat, especially red meat and fatty dairy products, many efforts were made to find alternatives. This is challenging given that meat and dairy have dominated our diet for many decades, and we believe they are essential to meeting protein and calcium requirements.

In fact, I was raised to firmly believe that I needed at least three cups of whole milk per day. In fact, to help ensure the high status of milk and enforce the three cups-a-day rule, we had daily milk breaks when I was in first grade in 1952. Milk shared the spotlight with meat. In my family, it was mandatory that if a piece of meat appeared on your plate, you ate every single part of it, without exception.

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