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Seapoint Farms – the leader in edamame, a superfood with antioxidants, protein and fiber – has an array of dry roasted edmame that are crunchy and sweet, low in calories, gluten-free, and low cholesterol.
Edamame is a specific soybean variety. It is available in the pod or shelled, generally boiled or steamed and served with salt. It’s been a staple of East Asian cuisine for hundreds of years. Edamame has been growing quickly in popularity in this country because of its healthy properties and the ease of snacking. Now, Seapoint Farms has revolutionized the ways we enjoy edamame— and snacking, in general — by dry roasting it and adding just the right seasonings, along with complementary fruits and other foods. The result is an out-of-this world snack that is as nutritious as it is enjoyable to eat….
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|There is no reason for the vast majority of people to be concerned about the effect of soyfoods on thyroid function. Even hypothyroid patients can safely consume soyfoods|
The impact of soyfoods on thyroid function has been studied for more than 70 years so a lot is known about this relationship . But before discussing this information it is important to have some understanding of the function of the thyroid….
|Soyfoods do not contain estrogen and the preponderance of clinical evidence indicates soyfoods do not feminize men. Further, soyfoods potentially offer men several health benefits.|
It is ironic that there are claims that soyfoods exert feminizing effects when these foods have been consumed for centuries by Asian men without any such effects being identified. Nevertheless, it is important to address all concerns as nonsensical as they appear to be, by relying upon the findings from well-designed studies….
|Soyfoods do not cause mineral deficiencies or imbalances and recent evidence indicates mineral absorption from soy is much better than previously thought.|
For a food to be considered a good source of a nutrient requires not only that it contain ample amounts of that nutrient, but that the nutrient is well absorbed. There are factors in food that both inhibit and enhance nutrient absorption and this is particularly true in the case of minerals. There is perhaps no better example of the importance of absorption than in the case of spinach and calcium. Spinach is especially high in calcium; in fact, one cup of cooked spinach, which is only 41 calories, contains 245 milligrams, almost as much calcium as one cup of cow’s milk. Spinach is also high in iron as one cup provides more than 6 mg (the RDA is 8 and 18 milligrams for men and women aged 19 to 50). However, spinach is not considered a good source of either iron or calcium because the absorption of these minerals is so poor ….
|Soy intake varies greatly among Asian countries, but in Japan and some locations in China for which there are excellent data, soyfoods play an important dietary role providing substantial amounts of protein and calories.|
Over the past decade a large amount of information on the soy intake of Asians has been published in the peer-reviewed medical and scientific literature. This information generally comes from large surveys often involving tens of thousands of individuals who fill out food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) or in some cases dietary records (in which all food consumed is recorded). The FFQs are designed to comprehensively evaluate the intake of all soyfoods by asking a series of questions about the kinds, amounts, and frequency of soy consumption. In most cases the FFQs are scientifically validated – meaning they have been shown to be an accurate instrument for assessing dietary intake….
The Soyfoods Council is an affiliate of the Iowa Soybean Association. The mission of The Soyfoods Council is to serve as a catalyst, leader and facilitator to mainstream soy-based foods into the global marketplace—America and beyond. To mainstream soyfoods: to build the category of soyfoods products by making action-prompting connections between edible soybean growers and food producers, foods distributors, chefs, retailers and eventually consumers.