F.D.A. Embraces Soy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed that diets high in soy protein may reduce the risk of heart disease.

By Camille Chatterjee, published on January 1, 2000 - last reviewed on July 17, 2006

Heart Disease

Soy is the main source of the brain booster phosphatidyl serine, but the best reason to eat soy is for its physical
rewards. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
confirmed that diets high in soy protein may reduce the risk of heart
disease, ruling that any food with at least 6.25 grams of soy protein per
serving may tout its heart-healthy benefits. To jump-start your heart,
try tofu, tempeh, miso, soy-based meat alternatives or soy-packed energy
drinks.