We are approaching the optimum time for edamame harvest with fresh edamame – young soybean – becoming readily available! Whether you find your edamame fresh, frozen or canned, there are endless ways to enjoy nature’s original finger food. These fun pods have 190 calories per 1 cup serving (in the pod), 17 grams of complete protein and 8 grams of fiber. They are an excellent source of magnesium and a good source of potassium, iron, vitamin C and B-6.
The Fitness Gourmet, Patricia Greenberg, represented the Soyfoods Association of North America at the IDEA World Fitness Conference in Los Angeles, CA in July. The Fitness Gourmet demoed delicious, protein-packed soyfoods recipes to fuel athletes through their workouts. Each recipe was a hit and the audience left with new ideas and insights on how and why to incorporate soy into their fitness routine.
If your household typically has eggs on the shopping list, it’s inevitable that you’ve noticed the soaring prices in grocery stores over the past few months – and it is not over. Eggs have typically been one of the cheapest sources of protein and they are used in recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, so if you are seeking a versatile and affordable alternative – soyfoods fit the bill!
During this busy time of year, it’s easy to let nutrition slide. That’s why it’s important to have fiber and protein-packed healthy snacks ready to take with you to keep your energy up while you’re on the go.
Dietitians for Hy-Vee supermarkets recently highlighted the importance of Magnesium in our diets: In the world of human health, magnesium is a key nutrient for many vital functions in the body. Deficiency of this mineral is thought to be linked to more than 20 disease conditions. Despite this importance, it’s estimated that more than 80% of Americans do not get enough in their daily diet.
June is National Dairy Month, so we found it fitting to discuss one of the many reasons people convert to drinking soymilk – lactose intolerance. Besides the nutritional benefits, soymilk and other soy products are a great alternative for the estimated 30 million American adults that suffer from some degree of lactose intolerance.