Dr Oz: Soy Based Diet Products
Dr Oz and dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick shared the Truth About Soy, dispelling myths surrounding the plant-based food product. Now that you know soy is safe, the pair looked at some common forms of soy foods and soy products to figure out which ones offer the most health benefits. These are the Dr Oz soy based diet essentials.
Dr Oz: Soy Energy Bars
Soy may be good for you, but Dr Oz said that not all soy is the same. He and Kristin went down the list of soy diet food sources to find out which options are healthiest.
Soy Energy Bars are a bad source of soy, because they contain other unwanted ingredients like refined flour and sugar. They actually don’t have a very high soy content in the first place, according to Kristin.
Dr Oz: Soy Burgers & Soy Protein
Soy Burgers are another bad source of soy, which I think is surprising since they seem to be pretty common at supermarkets. Kristin said that’s because of the ingredient “soy protein,” which is processed and loses a lot of its nutritional value.
Dr Oz: Soy Chips Healthy?
Soy Chips are another naughty source of soy, because they also have very little health benefits. Kristin said you are just as well off eating potato chips.
Dr Oz: Whole Bean Soy Milk
Soy Milk is finally a decent source of soy, but Dr Oz and his guest said you have to check the label again for the following concerns.
- Whole Bean Soy Milk – make sure the milk is derived from whole soybeans
- Expiration Date – the later the expiration date, the more additives it contains
- Added Sugars – avoid ingredients such as evaporated cane juice or brown rice syrup
Dr Oz: Soy Tofu & Edamame
The best natural sources of whole soy are Tofu and Edamame. These are the most common types of Soy consumed in Japan, where studies have proven the benefits of a Soy diet in lowering breast cancer risks.
Dr Oz: Tempeh Soy Benefits
Tempeh is also an Oz-approved Soy source because it is a fermented form of soy, which helps with digestion and is loaded with health benefits.
Dr Oz: Soy Based Diet
Kristin Kirkpatrick suggested choosing one to two approved servings of soy each day. That might mean 1/2 cup of Tofu at lunch or a cup of whole Soy Milk in the morning. How do you like to get your soy?