What about soy?
“Wait a minute,” I can almost hear you saying. “In a book on the world’s healthiest foods, you barely mention soy. What gives? Is there a misprint?” No misprint, and full disclosure: I’m not a big fan of soy.
There was a huge controversy in the nutrition community over soy when I first wrote this book, and it’s still going on. The pro-soy PR effort has been so strong that many people simply take for granted that anything with soy in it is a health food. You hardly hear about the many scientists, nutritionists, and researchers who have grave doubts about soy for a variety of reasons.
Meanwhile, for their part, ...