5 Foods To Avoid As You Grow Older

#2 Soy.

Here is another ingredient that is supposed to be healthy but in reality is no better than the meat you are trying to replace. For starters, soy is highly genetically modified, and we just don’t know the long term effects of that. In the short term, soy may spike inflammation in your body and potentially interfere with thyroid function. Another problem with soy has to do with its phytoestrogen, which mimics estrogen in the body.