Whole soy foods can protect against disease, provide nutritional benefits, and taste great in a variety of dishes! Learn what makes soy so healthful, and ways to use this versatile food.
One of the healthiest changes you can make to your diet is to incorporate whole soy foods on a regular basis. Soy:
- Is rich in protein, iron and compounds called isoflavones, which seem to protect against hormone-driven cancers such as prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.
- Helps protect your heart.
- May help protect against lung cancer.
I recommend one to two daily servings of soy in relatively whole and unrefined forms such as a half-cup of tofu, tempeh, green soybeans (edamame) or roasted soy nuts. You can also easily swap meat for tofu in dishes - baked tofu works well as a meat replacement in fajitas, stir fries and casseroles.
Get your soy with this tasty Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry recipe!