Protein, which is made of nitrogen-containing amino acids, is one of the major nutrients used by all the cells of our bodies (Medical Reference 1). Throughout our lives, the protein in our body is being broken down and reformed. The formation of new protein requires both essential (those that our body can’t make) and nonessential …Read More
We all love to snack; I know that I certainly do. Unfortunately, many of us make snacking choices that are not has healthy or nutritious as they could be. Instead of choosing snacks that might provide us with a number of nutritional benefits, we often choose to snack on chips or dessert-type snacks.
If you enjoy soy as part of your regular dietary habits, then you are probably well aware of the many benefits of soy. However, many others are just starting to think about adding soy foods to their diet and are really just starting to learn about the benefits of soy. Soy has been reported in …Read More
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
Soybeans are rich in macronutrients like protein, fat, and carbohydrates and contain a variety of micronutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc, riboflavin, and folate .
Although school has started in many places and the Labor Day weekend is rapidly approaching, the summer heat is still in full force for many of us and it often makes us look forward to cooler weather. Rather than trying to rush the cooler seasons, trying cooling off with this delicious shake.
Each year since 1994, the United Soybean Board has published the results of an annual survey conducted to assess consumers beliefs and behaviors regarding nutrition. This survey, Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition, also includes information on consumer attitudes about soy. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of these survey results.
Sustainability is a major buzzword in today’s media. However, sustainability is more than just a buzzword; it it a critical part of meeting the future food needs of the world’s population. A recent summit, The Sustainable Foods Summit, took place last week with the goal of bringing major food industry thought leaders together to discuss …Read More