Nutrition and Energy in Soy Foods
Dietary Food Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Glycemic Index GI Value of Soy Food, Tofu, Miso

Nutritional Value of Soy Foods

Calories Information - Calories in Soy Food - Calories In Food
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Diet Nutrients, Micronutrients in Soy Foods

Food Nutrition in Soy Foods

Soybeans are an excellent source of protein and make a range of highly nutritious foods. The anti-cancer properties of the soybean make it especially valuable, due to its antioxidant content which protects against free-radical damage. For example studies show a 30 percent reduction in stomach cancer after eating a daily portion of miso soup (fermented soybean paste). The risk of hormonal cancers (breast, cervical and ovarian) is reduced by eating soybeans, due to their content of isoflavones, one of the protective phyto-estrogen chemicals. Soy foods include tofu, soy milk, soy cheese, soy sauce or miso. Soy sauce is high in sodium and should be consumed in moderation.

Energy in Soy Food

One cup of cooked soybeans contains about 300 calories. Half a cup of regular tofu contains about 190 calories.

Nutrients in Soy Foods

One cup of cooked soybeans contains 17 grams of carbohydrate, 29 grams of protein and 16 grams of fat.

Vitamins in Soy Food

Soybeans contain Vitamin A and folate.

Minerals in Soy Foods

Soybeans contain calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and some zinc.

Glycemic Index (GI) Value For Soy Food

Soybeans have a low GI value.

Most Nutritious Types of Soy Foods

All soy foods make a nutritious alternative to meat based protein and offer significant health benefits in the area of heart disease and cancer protection. Their nutritional content is especially valuable for vegetarians, diabetics and women during the menopause.

Nutrition in Types of Soy Food

Tofu (1oz)
Extra Firm Tofu
Firm Tofu
Soft Tofu
Soy Bean
Black Soybeans
Soy Cheese
Soybean Curd Cheese
Soy Chunks
Soy Drinks
Soy Milks
Soy Mince
Soy Oil
Soy Sauces
Soy Yogurt
TVP: Textured Vegetable Protein

Weight Control, Exercise and Nutrition

Some people who want to lose weight make the mistake of focusing exclusively on calorie-intake and counting calories. Although keeping track of energy intake is vital, energy expenditure is also important. So too is diet nutrition, because when we maintain a healthy body and metabolism, we burn calories faster. In short, if you want to lose weight, make sure you eat a healthy diet in order to obtain all your necessary nutrients.

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