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Archives for April 2015
Finding Protein in Soy
Soy foods tend to be known for their role in heart disease prevention, but did you know that you can also start thinking soy when you think protein? While marketing the power of protein is prevalent in our culture, it may be easy to forget that protein really is a necessary nutrient. Protein is an important building block of our bones, muscles, cartilage, our skin and even our blood. Protein is used to build and repair tissues and is also used to make enzymes and hormones throughout our bodies. Protein has a pretty important job! …
Soyfoods protective against gout
Gout is estimated to affect about 5% of the middle-aged and elderly population worldwide. In the United States, the “disease of kings” as it is called affects about eight million American adults. Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis which leads to substantial morbidity by causing severe pain in the joints. New research from Singapore involving over 50,000 study participants found that higher protein intake increased risk by more than 25%. However, eating legumes in general and soyfoods in particular lowered risk by nearly 20%….
Soyfoods are fascinating to explore and understand. Many of us that grew up in the Midwest, did not have the experience of eating soyfoods. And most people wrinkle up their nose when you mentions soyfoods and think tofu. If you explore the category of Soyfoods, you will find it to be to much more than just tofu.
The Soyfoods Council was formed about 14 years ago by the Iowa Soybean Association to increase the awareness about soy protein used in foods. A logical question might be, Why?…