Soy for Healthy Living
There’s more to soyfoods than tofu and edamame. Today, soyfood can be found in restaurants and supermarkets throughout the United States. In fact, you probably have a few soyfoods in your cupboard right now. Soy ingredients are used in everything from protein shakes to baking flour. The soybean checkoff funds research to improve the nutrition-profile of soy protein and oil, and to educate consumers and the food industry about the benefits of soy.
Used to supplement and enhance many food products, soy provides a high-quality source of protein with very little saturated fat. Soy offers many health benefits, and experts recommend two to three servings of soyfoods daily. Soyfoods are rich in vitamins and minerals and good for the heart and bones. In 2005, the American Heart Association recognized soyfoods for their role in an overall heart-healthy diet. And research suggests that daily servings of soyfoods may help reduce the risks of developing breast cancer and prostate cancer.