Benefits of Soy [cont.]
A good source of high-quality protein with nine essential amino acids, soy:
Provides health benefits that may help prevent or treat certain chronic diseases.
Provides important vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein (especially great news for growing children).
Contains fewer calories and fat grams than meat and other foods it most often replaces, making weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight that much easier.
Is one of the best non-fish sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
May provide positive results for people with high blood pressure.
May help protect bones from becoming weak and brittle (since post-menopausal women are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, keeping bones healthy with soy protein-rich food becomes especially important).