Food Comparison

September 1999 Issue

Soy Good for You! Disguises Are Many for Simple Bean

Soy has gone mainstream, even trendy. And for good reason. Studies show soy foods may strengthen bones, ease menopausal hot flashes and reduce the risk of heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and maybe even colon cancer. That's a lot of benefit from a simple bean. Researchers give credit for soy's healthful reputation to various components of soy, primarily protein and isoflavones (estrogen-like compounds).Foods like tofu, tempeh and soy nuts are solid sources

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