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Spotlight on Soyfoods
Heart Health Benefits
Meeting Performance Goals with Soyfoods

Soyfoods are well suited to meet energy and protein needs for all Americans, while helping to keep dietary cholesterol and saturated fat low and nutrient density high. The high quality of soy protein is unique among plant proteins because it is an excellent source of all essential amino acids. Soyfoods are simple, healthful choices to help anyone stay fueled, meet performance goals, and maintain a healthy heart and weight.

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Soy’s Heart Health Claim

Research continues to support the 1999 health claim authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that eating 25 grams of soy protein a day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

For more information on soy protein and the heart disease health claim, please click here.

National Soyfoods Month Profile

National Soyfoods Month is April The goal of the national campaign is to increase awareness about the benefits of including soyfoods as part of any healthy diet. The effort aims to increase consumers’ understanding of the numerous soyfoods available as well as offer easy ways to prepare and enjoy soyfoods at meal or snack time.


Additional resources for you and your clients:

Soyfoods Month Website provides instant access to recipes, resources and more!

Simply Soyfoods Quick and Easy Recipe Book can be used to help introduce clients to soyfoods through fifteen great tasting and great for you soy inspired recipes.

Promotional Retailer Kits available free of charge for grocers and nutritionists to display to help shoppers identify soy products in their stores.

Resource Center
Soy Misunderstood
Soy is safe for breast cancer.
Women who are at risk of developing breast cancer or breast cancer survivors can safely consume moderate amounts of soyfoods.

Men can safely consume soy. Soy protein nor soy isoflavones affect reproductive hormone concentrations.

Soy does not contain estrogen. Soy isoflavones (phytoestrogens) act very differently in the human body and are significantly weaker than human estrogens.

For more information click here.

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