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Soy Foods

posts about soy foods such as tofu, miso, soy milk, tempeh, edamame. And health effects of soy foods

8 great probiotic food choices

8 great probiotic food choices

Last week, I wrote about apple cider vinegar so I thought an update on probiotic vs fermented foods was in order. Probiotic foods have live microorganisms that successfully colonize the intestines, and contribute to a healthy gut environment. Foods made by fermentation do not necessarily 

6 foods for heart health

6 foods for heart health

February is Heart Month. This year there is a lot of focus on learning CPR, but lifestyle changes that prevent heart disease are still emphasized by most public health organizations. The idea that specific foods and nutrients will prevent heart disease have been around since 

Miso: traditional Asian seasoning for modern times

Miso: traditional Asian seasoning for modern times

What better antidote to the end-of-year holiday food excess than a simple cup of broth on a cold afternoon.  There are plenty of options: bouillon cubes, powders, pastes, canned, shelf-stable boxes.  If you’d rather treat yourself to something more natural, give miso a try.  It 

5 reasons to include soy foods in your diet

5 reasons to include soy foods in your diet

Last year I did a webinar on vegetarian diets. I talked a bit about the convenience and nutritional benefits of soy foods like tofu and tempeh. Some attendees expressed fears about soy safety, because soy contains isoflavones that are chemically related to estrogenic hormones. There