Soy is a high-protein legume that belongs to the family of peas. Soybeans come in different colors like green, black, and yellow. Soy oil, soy milk, soy cheese, soy protein powder, and isoflavones are the various products of soy. Soy contains nine amino acids and makes up a complete protein. In addition to the protein content, they contain folate, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, and thiamin. They also have less saturated fat
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Can having soy milk result in black-colored stools?
Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 19 months old and she has asthma. We are giving her 6 to 7 fluid ounces of fortified soy milk twice a day as she is not interested in drinking regular milk. She has dark stools when she drinks soy milk. Is it safe to give soy milk to kids? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is safe to give soy milk to the child as long as she is not known to have any soy-protein allergy. Please check for the iron content of the soy-milk product that you are giving. It most probably must be because of the iron-content of the soy-milk product that ... Read Full »
What foods to avoid in serotonin syndrome?
Query: Hello doctor, My 39-year-old son was hospitalized for five days with serotonin syndrome. He was given intravenous and Ativan. He was discharged from the hospital, and he will go to his doctor regarding his meds. The problem is he was never told if he needed to stay away from certain foods that might... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is true that diet is very difficult for patients with serotonin syndrome. But, there are many myths as well about diet. 1. Most cheese and cheese products nowadays are low in tyramine levels. So, they are not that harmful. To be called yogurt, milk must be ferm... Read Full »