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Soy and Health Health

Eating a balanced diet with plenty of soy protein is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Soy is naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol free. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recognized the benefits of soy protein in helping to maintain blood cholesterol levels within normal limits for a healthy heart. In fact, the FDA asserts that 25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a diet low in fat and cholesterol, may actually reduce your risk of heart disease. Do our products make a heart health claim on-pack?

Smart Steps to a Healthy Heart

These lifestyle choices can support heart health and overall wellness:

  • Maintain an ideal weight by eating a balanced diet, including low fat food and beverage choices.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Get regular exercise -- minimally a 30-minute walk every day.
  • Control blood pressure through diet, exercise and medication, if prescribed by your doctor.
  • Help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels by eating plenty of high fiber foods such as whole grains like oats, fruits and vegetables, as well as high protein soy

For more information about coronary heart disease visit the American Heart Association.