The Grand Soy Debate

6 years ago
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Soylful Snackin'
 
That was supposed to be a pun on soulful, but I don't think it worked. *Moving on.*

I know the whole soy thing is a top of hot contention in the nutritional sphere, but here's my opinion, via a quote from my middle school English teacher (it was about adjectives then, but you can apply it here, too):

"Don't over-do it, stupid."

He didn't really mince his words. :P Yes, too much soy isn't good for you. But neither is too much water, too much sugar, too much stress, too much fiber, etc. Just don't over-do it! 
 
But soy has some health benefits, too (after all, it's a big part of some Asian diets that are considered healthy). They contain Omega 3 fatty acids, iron, fiber, a variety of vitamins, and isoflavones. 
 
Anyway, I made a soy-tastic bowl today:
 
 
Whole Soy & Co Soyogurt with oats, Sunfood Incan berries, fresh blackberries, and half of a sample bag of Glenny's Caramel Soy Crisps
 
 
A bag has two servings and they taste just like caramel corn from the county fair (*sigh,* nostalgia) with the same texture as rice crisps only a little bit denser. For that, it has 10g of protein, 2g of fiber, only 2g of sugar (how??? There's no other sweetener and yet they're so sweet!), and only six ingredients. 
 
Ingredients:  Low fat non-GMO soy flour, rice, mid oleic sunflower oil, sugar, natural flavor, sea salt.
 
 
It made for a very tasty bowl. :) They also have other flavors (BBQ, Cheddar, Creamy Ranch, Multigrain, etc.) but I'm a sweet over savory person. My sister and mom liked those, though (my little sister was all over the cheddar). 
 
 
What a yummy afternoon snack! And wonderful fuel for an afternoon of writing. 
 
In my opinion, you can enjoy tasty, healthy soy as long as it's in moderation. 
 
This is an exaggeratedly flippant statement, but some soy here and there isn't going to make you grow a third breast. It is possible to read too much into things.
 
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What's your favorite county fair food?


Are you ever  hypochondriac? It's okay. :P

What's one random saying from a previous teacher? Preferably something funny...

 
 
 

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