As we have discussed in several previous blogs, soy foods and soy isoflavones can help alleviate common mild discomforts associated with the natural aging transition through menopause including hot flashes and night sweats. We have often been asked whether there is a best time to consume soy for these particular benefits. This is an excellent …Read More
Holiday dinners are rapidly approaching, so many of us are in the process of planning our dinner menus. While many of our holiday dinners consist of certain traditional foods, it can sometimes be fun and rewarding to try adding a new dish to the menu. If you are in the mood to try something new, …Read More
One of the most discussed issues of dietary soy consumption and human health over the years has been thyroid function. Animal and cell culture studies on soy and thyroid function reported that soy isoflavones inhibit the activity of enzymes involved in the production of thyroid hormones [1 – 3]. However, animal and lab cell culture …Read More
In a previous blog, I discussed the fact that soybeans are a rich source of several nutrients including protein, mono- and polyunsaturated fats, and a number of vitamin and minerals, including folate, calcium zinc, and iron. New research  on the nutritional benefits of soy protein suggests that soy might also be a good source …Read More
Acrylamide is a chemical that is produced industrially to make polyacrylamide, which is used to treat drinking water and in the production of paper, plastics, glue, and cosmetics among other products. Surprisingly, the Swedish National Food Authority reported in 2002 that acrylamide was also found naturally in certain foods cooked at high temperatures. Unfortunately, acrylamide …Read More
The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and you might be craving something sweet, so why not try our Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice soy shake recipe. It’s a great way to enjoy a cool fall day!
As mentioned in a previous blog, soybeans are a nutrient-rich legume. While soybeans, and other legumes, are best known as excellent plant sources of protein, they also have a healthier fat profile (over 80% of the fats found naturally in soybeans are mono- or polyunsaturated) compared to many other foods and are a good source …Read More