Taking Stock of Soy in Heart Health

As we exit February, with an extra day for good measure in this leap year, let’s take stock of heart health tips. Health Canada has approved soy for a health claim that says as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, 25 grams soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease.

One of my favourite ways to reach that goal is to blitz a cup of soy milk with half a cup of soft, silken tofu. Add a banana from the freezer and a tablespoon of soy nut butter. That’s three soy ingredients in one easy recipe, thanks to the dietitians at EatRightOntario.

This is a breakfast smoothie or an afternoon snack.  Either way, the protein portion satisfies any cravings until the next meal.

Up next?  March is Nutrition Month.  Dietitians of Canada is launching a 100-Meal Journey campaign, encouraging consumers to make small changes to the 100 meals they’ll have in the next 30 days.