2/28/2011 11:42:08 AM
I'll second CIRCUSRD's comment- I think that it's important to be able to back up any claims of scientific findings with credible peer-reviewed research. I understand that a lot of people have concerns reagrding genetically modified food products and processed foods, and I don't intend in any way to minimize or brush off those concerns, but a lot of the discussion happening out there is based on a shaky scientific foundation, or none at all. Soy is high in phyto-estrogens, but there is no hard evidence to show that any one plant variety (i.e. GM, non-GM, Eastern or Western cultivars) is substantially higher than another. Worth noting too that soybean actually contain fewer phytosterols by weight than flaxseed (see the following study from my home and native land: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1689886
Becky Hand did another article on The Science Behind Soy (http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutri
tion_articles.asp?id=732) which I think it very balanced and informative, if folks are keen on more information on this specific issue.
And now, what I actually came here to contribute:
Flaxseed also makes a great egg substitute. To replace one (1) egg, mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp water and allow to sit 10-15 minutes until it has a gelatinous (i.e. egg-yolk-like) consistency.