Study title and authors:
Soy as an endocrine disruptor: cause for caution?
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21175082
Bar-El describes how endocrine (hormone) disrupting compounds (EDCs) alter the function of the endocrine system and consequently cause adverse health effects.
Phytoestrogens, natural plant compounds abundantly found in soy and soy products, behave as weak estrogen mimics or as antiestrogens. They are considered to be EDCs.
Bar-El found that lifetime exposure to estrogenic substances, especially during critical periods of development, has been associated with formation of malignancies and several anomalies of the reproductive systems. Phytoestrogen consumption in infants, through soy-based formulas, is of particular concern.
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Recipe of the day
Beef Cube Steak with Steamed Red Cabbage
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Apple cider vinegar
Add water to steamer pot and set over medium heat. Rinse cabbage. Cut head into halves. Chop one half into bite-sized pieces. Save the other half in an air-tight plastic container for another meal. Divide cube steak into two patties and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste on both sides.
Add chopped cabbage to the steamer pot. Add a nice dusting of salt and black pepper to the top. Cover and let cook 15-20 minutes, depending upon how soft you like your cabbage. About 10 minutes before the cabbage will be done, heat non-stick grill-pan over medium heat. Lay cube steak patties on grill pan and let sear undisturbed for 4 minutes. Turn with a spatula to sear the other side for 4 minutes. Squirt enough yellow mustard on the top side to spread a thin layer evenly across each patty with a spoon. After the second side has seared, turn the meat again to cook in the mustard. Now back to the cabbage. Splash some apple cider vinegar over the steamed cabbage. Stir well to mix the salt, pepper, and vinegar. Transfer to a plate and eat!