Why do people eat soy and other crappy foods?!

Question: Why do people eat soy and other crappy foods?
I don't understand. You have only a short amount of time on this planet and no matter how much healthy stuff you eat you're gonna die eventually. So whats the point?


Some people genuinely enjoy those foods. I personally try to eat healthy but I would not waste my time eating something healthy if it really was disgusting to me. And those aren't the only healthy options out there. I personally dont care for soy, but I LOVE Green leafy salads and fresh veggies. I do eat meat, but I try to eat a well balanced diet of food I enjoy, and occasional have an unhealthy treat.

Because they know they are not crappy foods.

With that attitude you should stay inside, you'll die eventually anyway.

Don't accept the life you've been given, just ignore it. Don't notice the way you are different from everybody else and can do things that nobody in the world has ever done, like be the first to stand on the north pole, climb everest, write a song that everybody for decades will remember, knit the largest scarf in the world and raise money and cure cancer- all that is pointless cos you'll die soon.
So don't bother doing anything like making your existence a nice, good quality one.

And if you eat crappy food, you'll be cold in the ground 20-30 years earlier than if you ate healthy stuff, so hurry up and chow those twinkies, softboy.

Do you like Doritos, Oreos, French fries, etc.? The ingredients has soy lecithin in it! It’s actually a byproduct of the soybean oil production. So, who's eating crappy food. You are eating the same junk four-legged animals (livestock) eat.

Soy is a legume, just like a peanut or a lima beans, you genius. People have eating soy for a lot longer than the North Europeans have been spreading their genetic mutation called lactase persistence, which allowed post-weaned humans to continue to digest milk.

Milk contains pus, blood, mucus, considerably high number of female sex hormones, genetically engineered Artificial Bovine Growth Hormone (rBST, rBGH, BGH), pesticide, antibiotic residue, and other hormones, both synthetic and natural. If you drink raw milk, you are getting all these and other bonuses likes dangerous pathogens responsible for food intoxications and foodborne illnesses. Also, recent tests on milk, found radiation in it. Hmmm...

There is a reason why farmers don't feed calves conventional milk They would die.

The use of rbST,according to several independent studies and Monsanto's own information pamphlets, the rbsT increases risk of mastitis and resulting increased use of antibiotics in treated cattle -- would not pose a risk to human health.

The (FDA) released Jan. 2008 its press release report "Animal Cloning: A Risk Assessment,” and announced to the public that milk from cloned cows had been approved for human consumption. Meat and milk from clones of cattle, swine, and goats, and the offspring of clones from any species traditionally consumed as food?

Consuming a lot of milk and other dairy products will have little to no effect at protecting the rate of fractures or osteoporosis, but it may contribute to problems such as heart disease or prostate cancer. Because of concerns about the risk of ovarian and prostate cancer, it may be prudent to avoid higher intakes of dairy products.
So who is eating crappy foods? Milk from cow is crappy ''food'' for a human.


Because If you eat junk food all the time you'll live the short time you have on this planet as an obeese person who won't be able to do sports or go swimming or do rides at the stare fair and you'll get acne and you'll look like your 60 when your 40 and you won't live very long. Of course health freaks like my health teacher should realize that it's ok to occasionally eat junk but eating it all the time is bad.

If you're going to die eventually, why not just rob and murder people because they have things you want or because they get on your nerves? Just because you're going to die, doesn't mean you are automatically predisposed to destroying your body and the planet around you. As another user stated, we eat soy and "other crappy foods" because we enjoy them. Just because you personally dislike them doesn't make them crappy for everyone. We dislike greasy dripping hamburgers. Why do you eat those and other crappy foods? Because they taste good?

Sorry to say that beef and other red meats have been linked to numerous health issues. I'll take my soy over your beef anyday. If we rephrased the question to you and asked why you want to eat crappy beef over soy, how would you respond? You would say that beef tastes way better than soy and that we're crazy. It all comes down to what we personally enjoy as foods.


I am by no means a vegetarian (actually eating a ham sandwich as I type this), but I like the taste of soy beans in certain things. Edamame is delicious and I actually prefer Quaker Soycrips to rice cakes if I'm looking for a healthy mid-day snack (the apple cinnamon flavor tastes like cereal).

Tastes vary from person to person. This question would be no different than me asking "Why do people eat disgusting green peppers?" Not everyone likes the same kind of food. Don't like it? Don't eat it. Simple enough, right?

When you say "crappy foods" are you referring to healthy food? I eat healthy foods because I prefer to live my short life to its fullest. I want to be in the best health I can so that I'm not limited from doing anything that I want to do. As for soy, I actually enjoy soy, and it's a veg*n source of complete protein. I'm still reading both sides of the soy debate to take my stance on whether too much is bad for you or not, but the fact remains that it's a complete protein. You know, I don't find any of the food I eat to be "crappy." Yes, I still eat junk food sometimes, and dang it, I enjoy it. And yes, I enjoy eating healthy and being a vegan as well!

Some of us would rather not spend out latter years clogged up with grease and heart disease. Yes no-one lives forever but I'd rather be a healthy 60 year old than a 60 year old with heart disease, and you can increase your chances of that by eating healthily.

Oh, and FYI the people who eat soy enjoy it. If we didn't enjoy it, we wouldn't eat it.

I will admit to not eating very well over the years, I just had surgery last week to remove my gall bladder and have been told to eat better (lots of fruits, vegies etc). I don't want anymore stones or heart disease etc. Fatty foods are ok if eaten in moderation. I'd rather live a long, healthy life.

What I don't understand is why people say "life is short". Life is NOT short. Life is the longest thing you'll ever have! You can't outlive life. You'll have your life longer than your house, or your car, shoes, boyfriend, wife, child.

Life is not too short to be healthier.

Some people eat soy over beef because beef is against their ethics. Nobody thinks soy tastes like beef that I know of, and soy is actually very good for you. If you ate beef as often as I eat soy you'd be very ill.

I dont enjoy having my arteries clogged, but to each his own I guess

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