Allergies to Soy Protein and Soy Products

Many of us think of soy products as a great addition to our daily diet because it is lactose free and high in protein. People are also urged to drink soy for its health promoting benefits.
Unfortunately, not everyone can eat or drink products which contains soy because they have or develop allergic reactions. Soy allergies are rated number nine by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America as the most commonly developed allergies in adults and children.

Symptoms of Soy Allergies

It is important to know the symptoms of soy allergies so you either avoid soy products or get treated for the allergy.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of soy allergies:
“    Sudden break out and growth of acne
“    Swelling of blood vessels and veins underneath the skin
“    Inflammation and irritation in the nasal cavity
“    Nasal congestion
“    Diarrhea
“    Localized rashes on the skin

Symptoms can  range from mild to life threatening.

Food Sources That Might Trigger Soy Allergies

Products that contain soy protein include:

  •  miso
  • edamame
  • shoyu sauc
  •  natto
  • soybean
  • soya
  • soybean butter
  • soy milk
  • soy sauce
  • soy protein powders
  • textured vegetable protein
  • tofu
  • tempeh


These products also may be hidden sources of  soy protein:

  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • chocolate
  • canned chicken broth
  • flavoring
  • bouillon cubes
  • vegetable broth
  • caramel color
  • lecithin
  • vegetable oil
  • vegetable
  • methylcellulose
  • some baked goods
  • most canned products
  • crackers
  • cereals
  • sauces
  • instant formulas
  • soups
  • and many more

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