Tuesday, November 08, 2005


As opposed to eating a chunk of whale whenever you feel like thumbing your nose at world opinion, two servings a day of uncooked soy protein as found in tofu, soy milk or soy powder can lower your cholesterol levels by as much as 9 percent. And tofu's a lot cheaper, tastier, more nutritious and versatile than drugs that do the same thing with side effects. Way cheaper than whale meat, too. Ecologically, it's no contest.

I read somewhere once that if all the land devoted to cattle were turned instead to growing soybeans, everyone in the world could be fed.

And have time left over to go whale-watching.


Anonymous said...

Technically it is a cholesterol concentration not a "level" that would be lowered by 9%

Robert Brady said...

'Level' is the layman's term.

Maethelwine said...

I'm only being about half serious here. I'm also being lazy, since I could probably wander off and check it myself, but hasn't soy been linked to disruptions in human hormonal systems? I seem to remember reading that it mimicked estrogens, or something to that effect. Not intending to argue for whale burgers, of course.

Robert Brady said...

I seem to remember that too, but I suspect our bodies know how to handle the ancient things, and many years of regular consumption of tofu hasn't raised my voice more than half an octave.