Quick Bite: Soy Nutrition

Nowadays soy is popping up all over the grocery store. Many types of food alternatives can be made with soy, such as bacon, cheese, milk and ice cream. 

Since so many foods contain soy, it is not difficult to reach the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation of 25 grams of soy protein each day.

Soy protein has been shown to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol by 10 percent and small increases in HDL (good) cholesterol, according to the Journal of Nutrition.

For more soy in your diet, try adding tofu to lasagna or snack on edamame shells.