Memorial Day marks the beginning of picnic season and summer fun that includes food-on-the-go. This year, discover how easy it is to save money and make treats you can take along on outings with family and friends. Simply pack fresh vegetables and tofu-based dip into a container, and prepare to snack in style. The Soyfoods Council offers convenient recipes like Tofu Ranch Dressing that allow you to indulge while eating healthfully. Here are tips for creating versatile take-along snacks made with tofu….
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Talk about versatile! Once these tofu fingers have been baked, they can be refrigerated or frozen for future use, then reheated in an oven or even a toaster oven. Enjoy them finger-food-style with dipping sauces, load them into a bun with your favorite sandwich fixings, or serve over a bed of lightly dressed salad greens.
Soyfoods lower risk of ovarian cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014, about 21,980 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,270 women will die from this disease. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 72. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100….
Plant-based diets and soy lower blood pressure
As many as 67 million American adults, or about one in three adults, have high blood pressure and just as many have prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal—but not yet in the high blood pressure range. Elevated blood pressure increases risk for heart disease and stroke and is a contributing factor in nearly 1,000 deaths per day in the United States….