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Food Allergies & Food Intolerance

What foods should I avoid if I'm allergic to soy?

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  • ARobert L. Silge, MD, Allergy & Immunology, answered on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare
    The following are foods you should not eat (contain soy) if you have a soy allergy:

    Drinks:
    • Cocoa mixes that contain soy
    • Ovaltine
    • Powdered drink mixes with soy
    • Nondairy creamers
    • High protein powder mixes with soy
    Milk and dairy:
    • Tofu
    • Cheese with soy
    • Soy-based milks, plain or flavored
    • Soy infant formulas
    • Soy yogurt
    Meats and other proteins:
    • Baby food meats or combination dinners with soy
    • Breaded or self-basting meats, fish, and poultry with soy
    • Cold cuts or frankfurters with soy
    • Imitation bacon bits
    • Prepared dinners with soy
    • Vegetarian burgers and sausages
    • Tofu
    • Soy protein isolate
    Fruits:
    • Canned or frozen fruits processed with soy
    Vegetables:
    • Any breaded, canned or frozen vegetables with soy
    • Potatoes, instant, with soy
    • Soy beans, edamame
    Breads, cereals and pasta:
    • Bread and rolls with soy
    • Cold or hot cereals with soy
    • Crackers made with soy
    • Pancake and waffle mixes made with soy
    • Pasta, macaroni, noodles and spaghetti prepared with soy
    • Soy flour, meal, grits, or fiber
    • Zwieback
    Soups:
    • Soups made or prepared using soy (Examples: Campbell's cream of celery and cream of chicken contain soy protein isolates)
    Fats:
    • Butter or margarine with soy
    • Gravy mixes with soy
    • Imitation sour cream
    • Non-dairy creamers or powdered coffee cream with soy protein
    • Oils with soy (may be ok in some people)
    • Peanut butter with soy
    • Salad dressings with soy
    • Vegetable shortenings with soy
    Desserts and sweets:
    • Cakes or cookies with soy
    • Candy (even chocolate) with soy
    • Ice cream with soy
    • Pretzels and chips with soy
    • Pudding mixes containing soy
    • Tofutti
    Miscellaneous:
    • Bac-os bacon-flavored chips with soy
    • McCormick salad toppings with textured soy flour, soy nuts, or hydrolyzed vegetable protein
    • Soy sauce (may be okay)
    • shoyu, tamari, soya
    • Spaghetti sauces with soy
    • Steak sauce with soy
    • Stir-fry sauce with soy
    • Worcestershire sauce containing soy
    • Miso
    • Tempeh
    • Natto
  • APaul Ehrlich, Allergy & Immunology, answered
    Anyone following a soy-free diet due to a soy allergy must avoid:

    •   Akara
    •   Hydrolyzed soy protein
    •   Miso
    •   Soy sauce
    •   Soy grit
    •   Soy nuts
    •   Soy sprouts
    •   Soy protein concentrates
    •   Soy protein isolate
    •   Tamari
    •   Tempeh
    •   Textured vegetable protein
    •   Tofu
    •   Vegetable oil
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