Soyfoods are low in saturated fat, are cholesterol-free, and contain high-quality protein, essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, and numerous other nutrients. As part of a healthy diet, soyfoods can replace less healthy foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, thus enhancing their impact in lowering cholesterol.
Whether you’re eating tofu as a vegan/vegetarian substitute, for health benefits, or because you enjoy its versatility in cooking, here are some healthy tofu recipes from top celebrity chefs you can try at home.
Learning about soyfoods is on the top of my list these days. I was recently tapped to lead the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA), the trade group which represents soyfoods manufacturers, soy processors, and soybean farmers. SANA’s mission is to increase consumption of soy-based foods and beverages through educating the consumer about the health benefits and nutritional advantages of soyfoods, making soy protein the preferred source of plant protein.
In celebration of National School Lunch Week, the Soyfoods Association of North America applauds the schools offering soyfood options in their cafeterias. To meet growing demands for healthy, plant-based foods, schools nationwide are serving tofu, veggie burgers, soy crumbles, soymilk, soy yogurt, and other soyfoods.
Soy is one of the most researched foods on Earth. From sustainable growing practices to its effects on lowering blood cholesterol and weight loss, hundreds of studies are conducted on this unique bean each year. Here’s what you need to know from the best research of late.
Older adults face many challenges in meeting their protein requirements; however, high protein foods can easily be added to each meal to help meet their protein goals.