Meal Plan: Healthy Soy

Soy is being touted as the health food of the decade. Soy is a plant-based food that is loaded with protein (including essential amino acids), fiber, calcium, and iron. Soy is low in saturated fat, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of isoflavones.   The American Heart Association considers soy products to be a healthy replacement for meat and other foods high in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat.   While soy alone is not a magic food, the Healthy Soy Template incorporates the basics of healthy eating plus provides the tool to help increase soy in your diet. This template incorporates at least 25 grams of soy protein per day, which is equivalent to three to four servings of soy protein-rich foods. This Healthy Soy Template is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber and includes a variety of soy products including soy milk, tofu, soy yogurt, and other healthy soy foods.

 

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