Will soy increase your risk of breast cancer? Discover the truth behind questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. A family medicine physician explains whether soy should be on your shopping list.
Love yogurt? Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more options than ever. Here, we compare Greek-style and regular dairy and non-dairy varieties. Discover where you’ll find most nutrients, which varieties are vegan-friendly and which contain probiotics: A final note: Whatever your choice, avoid the empty calories in “fruit-on-the-bottom” varieties. Buy plain yogurt and … Read More
Thyroid patients can’t manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Among the foods that thyroid patients should go easy on — if not avoid altogether — are soy, kelp and dietary supplements like iodine and selenium, says endocrinologist Christian Nasr, MD. “There is a lot … Read More
Enjoy this very refreshing, tasty drink for breakfast or a snack. You can build from this recipe and modify it too. For variety, you can try different fruit such as strawberries (fresh or frozen). Or you can decrease fat and calories by using a “light,” low-fat soy milk or replace with skim milk. Ingredients 1 … Read More
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If you’re at high risk for breast cancer and worry about the implications of eating that plate of tofu stir-fry, don’t put down your chopsticks just yet. Soy in its natural form does not rank high on the list of contributing factors for this disease, says oncologist Alberto Montero, MD. Soy products contain isoflavones, which are … Read More
This chili is a hearty, heart-healthy twist on the original — with soy as a stand-in for meat. The spices, stewed tomatoes and kidney beans help give it the illusion of richness, despite the lighter calories and reduced fat content. It’s easy to make — cooks in about 11 minutes — and is sure to … Read More
Protein fortified foods seem to be popping up more and more on grocery store shelves these days. For example, nutrition bars, cereals, crackers, bread, powders, drinks, shakes and even water! Protein from meat, fish, dairy and soy are just as good if not better. Let’s take a look at why. Protein is made up of … Read More