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Soybeans for a healthier you

Updated on June 5, 2010

Soy can help those who are lactose intolerant

Pizza made with soy cheese.
Pizza made with soy cheese.
Snack foods made from soy that are available at the grocery markets now.
Snack foods made from soy that are available at the grocery markets now.
Soy flour can be used to make pancakes, muffins, breads ect by replacing the all purpose flour with soy flour.
Soy flour can be used to make pancakes, muffins, breads ect by replacing the all purpose flour with soy flour.
soy milk can be used in oatmeal and other hot or cold cereal or drank.
soy milk can be used in oatmeal and other hot or cold cereal or drank.

 Soy has many benefits for women especially.  Soy is rich in Calcium which as a woman ages her body will demand more of as it moves closer to menopause.  As a woman ages her body needs more calcium rich foods to support the bones and the hormone levels will change as the body ends the child bearing years.  Many women can even become lactose intolerant as they age and soy can benefit them greatly at this time.

Soy is said to be good for the heart and to keep the bones healthy.  Preventing some kinds of cancers such as prostate and breast cancer are also reasons many people choose soy over other milk.  Soy can also help the body reduce bad cholesterol levels.  Soy is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins and fiber.

Soy can also fill the needs of many who are lactose intolerant.  Soy is also available in low fat cheeses and soy milk.  Now a person who is lactose intolerant can still enjoy cheeses and breakfast cereal.  Soy can even be used in weight loss shakes, snacks and tofu. 

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      ramkkasturi 7 years ago from India

      Soya is very good for health. This is useful hub. The pictures are very appetizing. Thank you

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      Mary sweat 7 years ago

      Looks real tasty to me!

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