Soy-Free How To

Soybeans are commonly used in many processed foods and soy allergies are becoming more and more common these days. Many of my clients with stomach troubles steer clear of soy because it triggers their digestive issues. 

  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Shoyu Sauce
  • Soy Flour
  • Soy Grits
  • Soy Nuts
  • Soy Milk
  • Soy Sprouts
  • Soy Sauce
  • Tamari
  • Edamame
  • Natto
  • Soy Oil
  • Yuba
  • Kouridofu
  • Soya
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Soy Albumin
  • Tofu
  • Canned and Frozen Oriental Style Vegetables/Canned and Frozen Vegetables in Sauces
  • Soy-Containing macaroni, noodles, pasta, rice, instant potatoes, canned and dry pizza mixes
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) found in frozen patties, lunch meats, hot dogs, sausage, cheese, canned tuna in vegetable oil
  • Check ingredients for possible soy in tea bags, marinades, salad dressings, chewing gum, candy, condiments and beauty products.

These ingredients may indicate there is soy present in the product:

  • Vegetable Starch
  • Vegetable Gum
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Natural Flavoring
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
  • Natural Flavorings
  • Thickening Agents
  • Stabilizers
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Vitamin E
  • Citric Acid
  • Guar Gum
  • Vegetable Gum
  • Protein Isolates
  • Protein Concentrate
  • MSG
  • Vegetable Oil

Foods That May Contain Soy:

  • Steak Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Commercial Soups
  • Non-Dairy Creamers
  • Beer
  • Some Yogurts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Baby Formula
  • Half and Half
  • Fresh Cream
  • Bouillon Cubes
  • Ketchup
  • Energy Drinks
  • Energy Bars
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Lemonade
  • Carob
  • Fast Food
  • Wine
  • Coffee Substitutes
  • Drink Mixes
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Margarine
  • Mayonnaise
  • Self-Basting Turkeys
  • Dried Soup Mix
  • Many Pre-Made Vegan/Vegetarian Meals
  • Shoyu Sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Gravies
  • Vegetable Oil Sprays
  • Shortening
  • Canned Soups
  • Imitation Crab Meat
  • Pretzels
  • Potato Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Chocolate
  • Caramels, candy, fudge
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Soya Ice Cream
  • Pies, Puddings, Pastries, Frosting, Doughnuts, Cookies, Creamy Gelatin Desserts

Food Manufacturers may change the ingredients in products without warning. Always read the product label before eating.

Soy-Free Foods (ALWAYS Check the Label BEFORE Eating):

  • Whole Grain Breads, Crackers, Waffles, Pancakes not containing soy flour or soy milk
  • Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat
  • Cereals Not Containing Soy
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rice Milk
  • Oat Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Amaranth
  • Millet
  • Tapioca
  • Risotto
  • Buckwheat
  • Alternative Flours such as Almond Flour, Coconut Flour
  • Potatoes
  • Soy-Free Pasta
  • Fresh and Frozen Vegetables without Soy Dressings
  • Fresh and Frozen Fruit without Soy Additives
  • Cheese, Milk, Yogurt without Soy Additives
  • Lean Meats, Cheeses, Eggs
  • All Nuts except Soy Nuts
  • Ice Cream, Sauces, Pies, Cakes, Frosting without Soy Additives
  • Jelly, Jam, Molasses Syrups, Sugar, Honey
  • Popcorn
  • Candy without Soy Additives
  • Butter

Non-Food Items that May Contain Soy:

  • Glue and other craft products
  • Inks in books, magazines and newspapers
  • Cardboard
  • Paints
  • Carpets
  • Flooring
  • Vitamins
  • Many non-prescription drugs
  • Cosmetics
  • Pet food
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Plastics
  • Cleaning Products
  • Air Fresheners
  • Fertilizers
  • Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware (May be seasoned with soy oil)
  • Soap
  • Lotions
  • Candles (soy wax and scents)

It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.

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