Go Vegetarian April is National Soyfoods Month

29 April, 2011 (10:54)


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RECIPES: Soy Pancakes, Spinach Cheese Rolls, Almonds Oats Granola Fruit Crisp

By Rae Udy

April is National Soyfoods Month and according to the Soyfoods Association of North America, soyfoods.org, 38 percent of Americans enjoy a dinner that includes soy foods every night.
( http://soyfoods.org/press-releases/april-is-soyfoods-month )
Soymilks, yogurts, noodles, soy-based cheeses and meat alternatives aren’t found just in health food stores anymore. Many soy foods are easily purchased in your neighborhood grocery store during the entire year.
Soyfoods also brings more options to people who have certain food allergies or on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, or allergic to milk can enjoy soymilk and people with peanut or nut allergies can try soy nut butter or roasted soy nuts.
Soyfoods containing soy protein can be allies in the ongoing battle against heart disease, the number one killer of adult men and women. Over 40 scientific studies have proven the positive effect of soy protein on lowering cholesterol levels.
The Food & Drug Administration recommends eating 25 grams of soy protein every day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. A serving of soy latte provides 7 grams of soy protein, roasted salted soynuts contain 12 grams and a soy cheeseburger has 9 grams of heart-healthy soy protein.
( http://soybean.org/health.html ) Look under Heart Health and Heart Disease paragraph.
The following recipes are from the soyfoods.org site. From breakfast to dessert they have a great example of the many soy products available and how easy it is to cook them.

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