Soy is an excellent source of protein,vitamins and minerals. How? According to Harvard School of Public Health, soy is a plant-based complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, making it a “high-quality” source of protein that is not from an animal. Below are tips on how soy is beneficial to your health and techniques to incorporate soy in your meals.
What vitamins and minerals does soy contain? Soy contains an excellent source of Vitamin B, zinc, and iron.
What food contain soy? Soy is in soy beans, edamame (immature soybeans usually steamed or boiled), tofu (condensed soy milk), tempah (fermented soy bean cake made from soybeans) and soy milk.
How much soy can I eat or drink? The Federal Drug and Alcohol Administration, recommends “25 grams of soybeans per day or 2.5 ounces of soybean (plain), 10 ounces of tofu, or 3 ½ cups of soy milk that can help reduce the risk of heart disease and a low saturated fat.” (NDSU)
How can you incorporate soy in your meals?
Soy is full of protein, vitamins and minerals including health benefits to help protect against chronic diseases and maintain a healthy weight. Trying soy products in meals can help reduce calories and is a vegan alternative to eating meat.
Edamame Greek Salad (Source: Soy food Council)
Yield: 4 servings
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USDA. SNAP-Ed Connection. A Family tends to their vegetable garden.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture