Is Soya Good for Me?

Soya is frequently debated about whether it is good or bad for us, and its impact on health. Sources of soya include the following, which are all frequently part of a vegan diet: 

  • Tofu 
  • Miso 
  • Soybeans
  • Edamame beans 
  • Soy milk alternatives 
  • Soya ‘meats’ 
  • Tempeh  

Vegan chocolate orange mousse, recipe here.

Soya is a plant source, complete protein, which means we get all the essential amino acids from it. 100g of tofu or edamame beans provides you with around 12g of protein!  

Soya beans contain a compound called isoflavones (phytoestrogens), which have a similar structure to oestrogen, however they do not behave the same when consumed by our body. It has also been found that isoflavones may help with symptoms with menopause. Regularly eating soya foods will not increase your body’s oestrogen levels, nor does it reduce testosterone levels in men. It also has no impact on fertility. Soya products should be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced, varied diet and has some great nutritional benefits when included.   

Miso aubergine, recipe here.

 

Click here for Part 1 or click here for Part 2 of the blog on plant-based diets.

 

Daisy, MSc PGDip ANutr, is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in Public Health Nutrition, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition, both of which are Association for Nutrition (AFN) accredited. She, also, has a BSc degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience; and has completed an AFN accredited Diet Specialist Nutrition course.

Daisy has worked for an NHS funded project, the Diabetes Prevention Programme; and shadowed a nutritionist in Harley Street. 

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