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  • Soybeans and soy foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), some cancers as well as improving bone health.
  • Soy is a high-quality protein – one or two daily serves of soy products can be beneficial to our health.
  • Soybeans contain hormone-like substances (called phytoestrogens) that copy the action of the female hormone oestrogen. It is thought soy can reduce menopausal symptoms (such as hot flushes).
  • About four daily servings of soy foods in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can reduce our LDL (bad) cholesterol by around 3-4%.
  • Soy allergies are common in babies and children.

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Reviewed on: 23-06-2020