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    Soy Sauce?

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    In terms of phytoestrogen activity, how bad is soy sauce? As someone who is looking to increase their testosterone and general energy, should it be avoided?

    What alternatives could I use on my rice?

    EDIT: This thread kind of derailed. The soy sauce I'm using does not contain wheat or gluten. I'm specifically just wondering about the phytoestrogens. How big of a factor are they to someone looking to improve their hormones?
    Last edited by Bosnic; 04-13-2012 at 03:20 PM.

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    I have no idea about phytoestrogen activity or increased testoterone.... but I can offer this much:

    Soy sauce is not gluten free and should be avoided. A good substitute is coconut aminos.
    Last edited by Tricialisha; 01-05-2012 at 05:55 PM.

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    You can buy gluten-free Tamari. Most health food grocery stores carry it. The stuff I have is so concentrated that I have to add water to it, so I get more out of it.

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    Bragg Liquid Aminos are a natural soy sauce alternative that is gluten-free and tastes just like soy sauce. I get it in the organic section of my grocery store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helpmerhonda View Post
    Bragg Liquid Aminos are a natural soy sauce alternative that is gluten-free and tastes just like soy sauce. I get it in the organic section of my grocery store.
    But it uses unfermented soy, so it will have more of the soy anti-nutrients.

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    Aminos are a fantastic substitute. My mom introduced aminos and I used it for ages thinking it was soy sauce! Great in marinades as well!
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    I use tamari (fermented soy with no wheat or sugar added) at home, but to be honest I don't sweat it if I'm eating out as it doesn't happen often. I don't think fermented soy is an issue, though I may be wrong. For me the wheat in the sauce is a bigger issue.
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    I know its not trustworthy, but the Kikoman brand does not list wheat as an ingredient.

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    Kikkoman soy sauce does contain wheat. Even their tamari does!... Don't know how they even get away with calling it tamari sauce.
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    LaChoy soy sauce is gluten-free. There is no wheat in it. Kikkoman is not.

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