I have heard it's bad for your hormones unless it's fermented the proper way like the Japanese, which can take up to two years to get it right - a little like wine. What are your reasons for not consuming it?
Those are my reasons. Plus I lost my mom to breast cancer 4 years ago, so I really try to stay away from anything messing with hormones. I also have 2 girls to think about.
I don't consume it because I personally have an intolerance/allergy to it. However I think it's a perfectly healthy food when consumed in strict moderation (it's fairly high in fat so not to be used as a staple), and my husband who listens to me for dietary advice uses soymilk on his muesli and soy sauce on his vegetables. I don't believe in using soy as a dairy substitute because adults don't need dairy or anything like it!
We consume soy. But I do limit it. We have miso and prob an organic tofu meal 1 every 2w or so and organic edamame every so often. We did eat a lot of soy at one point. Ds wouldn't eat much of anything besides soy products. Reason I limit it now is mostly how processed and gmo soy is.
I will say that I hear a lot of negative soy talk from meat eaters mostly and I think it's hilarious. Most meat eaters/regular not very healthy diet people eat WAY more freaking soy then even my family of vegetarians do...tho they claim not to touch the stuff. I honestly would look more at how much hidden soy you're eating then decide if you should watch your intake. That's just my thoughts