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Soy Protein and Cholesterol

What to Eat continued...

There’s one exception: soy supplements. There’s no proven benefit to adding soy isoflavone supplements to your diet. Stick with whole soy foods instead.

Three other things to remember:

  1. Soy sauce and soybean oil don’t contain soy protein, even though "soy" is part of their name.
  2. Read the label. Make sure the soy products you buy are also low in saturated fat, cholesterol, salt, and added sugar.
  3. If you see "soya" on a packaged food, that's another word for soy.

How Much to Eat

If you’re new to eating soy, add it to your diet a little bit at a time. Substitute soy protein for animal protein foods a few times a week. That’s the best way to cut saturated fat and lower your overall risk of disease.

A little goes a long way. Your best diet is one that has a variety of foods, like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and beans. That’s better than a diet that’s too heavy in soy products.


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