When it comes to healthy eating, soy is the new word on everyone's lips. In Asian cultures, it has long been praised for its flavour and medicinal properties. Today, soy products like tofu, miso, tempeh and soy milk are quickly becoming Canadian supermarket staples.
There's good reason for the hype. Soy is rich in high-quality protein. It is also low in saturated or "bad" fats and high in "good" fats such as omega-3 fatty acids - which may reduce the risk of chronic disorders such as heart disease and some types of cancer. Soy is also a vitamin and mineral powerhouse, often containing calcium, iron, fibre and vitamin B. And it is rich in phytochemicals - naturally occurring compounds found in plants. Of particular interest to menopausal women are isoflavones - a group of phytochemicals, which some studies have shown may help regulate fluctuating estrogen levels while reducing the instances of hormonal ailments such as hot flashes, breast cancer and osteoporosis.
Making soy-based foods a regular part of a balanced diet doesn't require a dramatic shift in eating habits. We'll show you how to easily use soy to make mouth-watering meals. From savoury Boca Burgers made with soy protein to our tasty Tofu Nuggets, our soy recipes mean simply delicious flavour while contributing to an overall healthier eating pattern.