Des Moines, IA – Rarely does something so sinfully sweet come without a heaping helping of guilt. Rarely can you indulge in gooey, chocolate brownies without feeling like you’ve destroyed your healthy diet for the day. That is about to change. Thanks to soy and its nutritional properties, it is now possible to have Guilt-Free Brownies. They make a great after school snack or healthy dessert to pack in the lunchbox. Here are a few reasons to consider soy for every meal:
- Versatile: Soy can be incorporated into many dishes. Its texture and subtle taste can take on almost any flavor, and there are numerous soy products available. Soy is also terrific on its own, like soynuts or edamame. Black soybeans are just as nutritionally rich as black beans, with soy isoflavones, dietary fiber and protein, and they can easily be substituted for any recipe that calls for black beans.
- Accessibility: You can find soy products in any grocery store! You won’t have to search far and wide to find products such as soy yogurt, soy flour and soy oil.
- Heart healthy: In 1999, the FDA gave soy a health claim that consuming 25 grams of soy protein a day may, along with a low-fat diet, reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.
For other quick treats to grab on the go, check out SOYJOY® bars. Delicious fruit, granola and soy, these treats keep your blood sugar steady and energy levels up.