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To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

…praises of soy as a “miracle food.” At the time, the research looked promising, and it seemed as if we had an authentic vegetable protein panacea. Tofu and soy milk products were the rage. But times have changed, and when it comes to soy these days there are a lot of questions and confusion. Positive…

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The Ultimate Health-Boosting Soup

…Hondashi that can be substituted. If you use it, just 1 Tbsp. will do.) 2 Tbsp. white or light miso (found in Asian and health food stores) 1/2–1 pkg. tofu, cut into small cubes 2 Tbsp. wakame (another type of seaweed) Optional Ingredients 1–2 Tbsp. chopped scallion (or to taste) Daikon (a root vegetable…

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…avoid a myriad of cardiovascular problems. Adhering to good cardiovascular nutrition can help, but even if you do eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy beans, lima beans and figs are the rich?est) you may not get enough of this nutrient through diet alone, or the proper ratio of magnesium and…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…more than 25 percent animal protein. If you feel you need additional protein to ensure bone health, turn to vegetarian sources such as nuts, soy, and tofu. Eggs are great for bone health, too. 2. Salt—Every 500 mg of sodium leaches 10 mg of calcium from your bones. Make sure to avoid processed foods…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…blood pressure and generally protects the heart. * Asparagus contains folic acid, which helps reduce hardening of the arteries. * Soy-based foods (tofu, tempeh, miso and other soy products) and sea vegetables (seaweed) contain magnesium and linolenic acid. Magnesium helps protect against cardiac arrhythmia…

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4 Foods for Depression

…production of tryptophan, a building block of serotonin. My top recommendations, in addition to fish, are organic, range-fed meats and poultry, as well as tofu, tempeh, and eggs. 3. Get sufficient amounts of essential fatty acids (EFAs). These healthy fats are particularly important for proper brain function…

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