14 reasons to eat soyfoods in 2014

It's a new year!

Why soy?

Soyfoods have many nutritional benefits and can contribute to a heart healthy diet. At the very least, soyfoods can replace less healthy foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Soy proteins are high-quality proteins that contain all the essential amino acids needed for human growth and body maintenance. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you

Your 14 reasons why.

  1. While the flu is expected to hit hard this year, soyfoods provide antioxidants to help ward off illness and let you stay active. Beyond the common cold and flu, research shows that antioxidants such as those in soyfoods may help prevent more serious diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/press-releases/soy-offers-endless-plant-based-possibilities-to-meet-healthy-goals

  2. A 2008 study from the University of Southern California found that the more soyfoods a person consumed, the lower the risk of breast cancer. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/disease-prevention

  3. Many soyfoods contain fiber, which is known to promote good digestion. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/disease-prevention

  4. Recent data from clinical trials on humans find that soy may actually improve brain function - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/disease-prevention

  5. Soy may help prevent or alleviate some of the top health concerns of women, including heart health, osteoporosis, and menopause. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/womens-health

  6. According to the FDA, 25g of soy protein a day, (soymilk, for example, has 7 grams) as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/soy-and-performance

  7. Soy contains many essential nutrients important for growth and development, and works well as a primary source of protein without contributing excess calories. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/childhood-nutrition

  8. Research suggests that regular consumption of soyfoods may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 30%. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/mens-health

  9. If you have milk allergies or lactose intolerance, soymilk, soy cheese, soy yogurt, and dairy-free frozen desserts offer delicious ways to include the essential nutrients of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D in your healthy diet. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-you-2/move-to-a-healthier-you

  10. Soybean production has proven to be a more favorable and environmentally sustainable source of protein because of the high protein quality and nutritional value of soybeans and the efficient use of land, water, and energy of soybean production. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-the-planet

  11. Soy protein is far more cost effective and environmentally friendly protein than other complete proteins. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-the-planet

  12. Soy-based foods deliver the highest protein density for human consumption per amount of fossil energy inputs. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/good-for-the-planet

  13. A new study shows soy fiber may be beneficial in weight loss and the improvement of cholesterol levels and hypertension, helping you stick to your New Year's resolutions. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/research-2/soy-fiber-helps-with-weight-loss-improves-cholesterol-levels

  14. Many soy-based dishes that are quick and simple to make that your whole family will enjoy. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/enjoy-soy/cooking-with-soyfoods

About Soyfoods Association of North America

The Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) is a trusted advocate in providing information about the health benefits and nutritional advantages of soy consumption. We encourage sustainability, integrity and growth of the soyfoods industry through our members, by proactively promoting and upholding the benefits of soy-based foods to consumers, health professionals, researchers, media, government officials, and industry partners. - See more at: http://www.soyfoods.org/about-us