April is Soy Foods Month. Soybeans are classified as a legume (a legume is defined as a seed, pod, or other edible part of a plant.
Current recommendation is about ½ cup of legumes per day or 3 cups per week. Soy is one of the seven most common allergens.
-complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids needed for protein synthesis
Soy Health Benefits
--Cancer prevention, especially breast and prostate
--Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
--Reduce menopausal symptoms
Sources of soy
--Morning Star burgers
--Soy Joy Bars