A good source of high-quality protein with nine essential amino acids, soy:

A good source of high-

Provides important vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein (especially great news for growing children).Pris

Contains fewer calories and has fewer fat grams than meat and other foods it most often replaces, making weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight that much easier.

Is one of the best non-fish sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

May provide positive results for people with high blood pressure.

May help protect bones from becoming weak and brittle (since post-menopausal women are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, keeping bones healthy with soy protein-rich food becomes especially important).

May reduce cancer risk because many soy foods are not only high in fiber, but are low in total fat and high in soy protein and phytochemicals called isoflavones.

Has a lower glycemic index which helps keep blood sugar levels more stable – making diabetes much easier to control.

Is easily digestible.

Can be prepared in an amazingly diverse number of ways from breakfast foods to midnight snacks to everything in between.

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