- Plant Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Vitamin E
- B Vitamins
Some Soy sidekicks are: Tofu, soymilk, soy yogurt, soy nuts, edamame, tempeh and miso
Soy also has been shown to reduce cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, reduce cancer risks, manage diabetes, lower risks for osteoperosis, lower risk of heart disease, ease menopausal symptoms. Soy is very good for you, and 1/2 c. can be consumed daily to get 18-20 g. of protein, or about 40% of most people's daily recommended value.
Now, regarding the cancer/estrogen topic:
Dr. Steven Pratt says, "Soy is perhaps the most misunderstood SuperFood. While its health benefits are undeniable, the controversy surrounding the relationship between soy and breast cancer has obscured the value of this extraordinary food and has made some people nervous about redular soy consumption. I can reassure you that soy is a safe and healthful food when eaten in whole food form. Information about the health effects of soy supplements is less clear, so I advise patients to stick with soy in whole-food form."
All literature I have read suggests that soy in whole food form, helps to reduce risks of cancer. However, so much of the soy consumed by the general public is not in whole food form, it's in processed form and oils, used in so many prepackaged items.
Overall though, soy is most definitely a SuperFood! Just don't forget if you have a family history of breast cancer, you might want to check with your doctor about consumption.
Here is today's featured recipe on my cooking blog: Sweet Pea Ravioli (Vegan, tofu is used in place of cheese and cream)
And here are a few more recipes with soy: