More Good News About Soyfoods –
An Important Source of Heart-Healthy Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Soyfoods have long been recognized as excellent sources of high-quality protein that are low in saturated fat. Now a recent science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) highlights the value of many soyfoods as important sources of heart-healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids. The advisory, published in the January issue “Circulation”, the Journal of the American Heart Association, summarizes the current evidence on the consumption of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and coronary heart disease risk. Based on information from a variety of studies and experiments the advisory indicates that the consumption of at least 5% to 10% of energy (calories) from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. The AHA supports the 5% to 10% recommendation as a part its lifestyle and dietary recommendations….