U.S. FDA Releases Alert on Lupin

Lupin is a legume from the same family as peanuts. Its high protein, high fiber, low fat composition makes it an ideal ingredient for many new gluten-free products. People with a peanut or soy allergy may react similarly to lupin, but may be unaware of its risk. Potential reactions include hives, lip swelling, vomiting, breathing…

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Soy Milk Can Lower Risk of Osteoporosis

Soy milk, fortified and consumed at least once per day, was as effective as dairy consumption in protecting against osteoporosis. This finding comes from a cohort of 337 postmenopausal women enrolled in Adventist Health Study 2. Those drinking soy milk had 58% lower odds of osteoporosis, and women drinking dairy milk at least once per…

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Soy Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer patients (and other, too) do not need to worry about eating moderate amounts of soy foods such as tofu, soy milk, and edamame. The American Institute of Cancer Research/World Cancer Fund (AICR/WCF) review of all research has allayed early fears. Moderate amounts of soy, 1-3 servings per day, are not associated with increased…

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Soy May Lower Blood Pressure

Individuals who consumed the most soy protein per day had lower systolic blood pressures than those who ate the least amounts, according to a new study. The top group consumed more than 2.5 mg per day of soy isoflavones. One cup of soy milk contains 22 mg of isoflavones, suggesting that soy consumption does not…

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Are Soy Isoflavones Really Safe?

Today many question the safety of using soy products because they contain significant amounts of phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). The American Dietetic Association Vegetarian Nutrition practice group has prepared an excellent resource addressing these concerns. You will probably be amazed at the benefits of soy foods.PositiveTip: Current knowledge strongly suggests the inclusion of soy foods is…

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