Physicians Commission for Responsible Medicine

Soy and Your Health: Dispelling Myths and Citing Top Benefits

Soy products: soybeans, soy sauce, soy milk, tofu

Contributed by the The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Soy products have recently enjoyed increasing popularity. Soy products include soybeans (also called edamame) and any other items made from soybeans, including soymilk, tofu, tempeh, miso, and vegetarian meat and dairy substitutes like soy meats and soy cheeses. Like most other plant foods, the most healthful choices are those that are minimally processed so they retain all of their original nutrients. But because soy products are so widely consumed, some people have raised the question as to whether they are safe. Let’s take a look at what medical studies show:  more→

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10 Delicious Dishes to Help Defeat Diabetes

oatmeal with strawberries and blueberries

The food you eat plays a crucial role in your health. Certain foods can even help in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. In diabetes, the cells of the body cannot get the sugar they need. Glucose, a simple sugar, is the body’s main fuel. more→

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Vegetarian Diets: Advantages for Children

autumn fruit salad with pomegranate seeds

Encouraging children to eat well, right from the start, will have a positive impact on them in the future, affecting health, weight, and need for medical treatments. Unfortunately, with the mixed messages we hear from the media, obtaining accurate information on nutrition can present a challenge. more→

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