Form the AICR: There are a lot of soy foods in the grocery store – not just tofu and soymilk, but edamame (green soybeans), soy nuts, soy nut butter, soy “meats”, and high protein bars. If you’re boosting plant foods on your plate, soy foods can give you plenty of protein, fiber and other nutrients. … Continue reading Soy and Cancer Risk
In my last post I quoted Dr. Bill Sears’ list of the top phyto-rich foods. At the top of the list was soy. Now, I know: soy is controversial, but it needn’t be. His article below explains pretty well why that is so. Here I want to give Dr. Bill a little more space to explain … Continue reading Top Reasons Why Soy is so Good for You
I just had to share this article. I’ve been using our soy-based drink mix and eating tofu (yes tofu!) for almost 20 years and I am still not a girlie man! Read on to understand why… According to the sales data from Soyfoods Association of North America, between the years 1996 and 2009, soy food … Continue reading Being a Soy Boy Won’t Make You a Girlie Man
An excellent article by Charlene: “I picked up a copy of a magazine in a waiting room the other day. I saw an article on soy and decide to read it. This article was said it was going to dispel the rumours around soy. It started off saying, ”Soy. One minute it’s the answer to all our … Continue reading Clearing Up Soy Confusion
by Jack Medina, M.A. Whey Protein Whey protein is animal based and a derivative of milk production. It is obtained by coagulating and removing the curd (casein) during cheese production. After it is separated from milk, whey contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals, 50% of the milk solids, and 20-24% of the milk … Continue reading Whey Protein vs Soy Protein … You Decide!
Why does it matter? Over the past decade, research has brought to light how your ‘gut microbiome’ plays a role in almost every aspect of health, including digestion, immunity, fat storage, and heart health. Studies suggest a healthy gut may even help clear up skin conditions, such as eczema and acne, and may make you … Continue reading The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut
This is a guest post by by Ann Caldwell, nutritionist and registered dietitian at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Nutrition and bone, muscle and joint health are closely related. A healthy diet can help prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders by assisting in the production and maintenance of bone. If you are not getting … Continue reading Eating for bone health
In my last post we discussed the exciting new field of research: the microbiome, aka our gut health. The microbiome and the friendly bacteria living there are the subject of a new book in the UK, which suggests that there’s more to weight gain than simply eating too many calories. According to British scientist (and author) … Continue reading Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria
Does the sound of a cough or sneeze make you cringe this time of year? You’re not alone. Warding off the flu and colds requires strategy and careful attention to detail in the winter months. Everyone seems to have their own tips and tricks for staving off illness (and avoiding that sick coworker one desk … Continue reading Dr. Sears’ Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it is! Farmers and food companies are churning out too much protein and sugar, and not enough vegetables and healthy whole grains. In 1989, the US Department of Agriculture created the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) to measure the alignment … Continue reading America’s Food Supply; is it ruining our health?