How Healthy Is Soy Really?

By Amy Paturel, "How Healthy Is Soy Really?," January/February 2011

The pros and cons of soy for your body.

The Bottom Line About Soy

A little soy each day can be good for you. Most experts recommend eating just one to two servings a day. (One serving = 1⁄2 cup tofu or shelled edamame or 1 cup soymilk.) You can be a bit more liberal with fermented soyfoods like tempeh and miso as fermentation helps neutralize the calcium-interfering phytic acid in soy.

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