Baked with real fruit and ground whole soy, SOYJOY bars are a healthy, portable snack that can fit into a healthy diet.
Soy and Health
All soy comes from soybeans, which are naturally grown beans similar in size to a pea. Whole soy is a rich source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. These nutrients are often lacking in many Americans’ diets and soyfoods can help fill such nutrient shortfalls. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, soy fits into three of the five food groups-- vegetables, protein foods and dairy-- which further illustrates how versatile and nutrient-rich soy is. And because soybeans are the only plant-based source of complete protein, soyfoods fit perfectly into any eating pattern, including vegetarian and vegan diets.
SOYJOY and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
SOYJOY® is one way to easily and deliciously follow the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations to:
- Reduce sodium intake - SOYJOY is low in sodium
- Control total calorie intake to manage body weight - SOYJOY is portion controlled at 130-140 calories per bar
- Limit consumption of foods that contain refined grains - SOYJOY is made with ground whole soybeans
- Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber...nutrients of concern - SOYJOY is a good source of these nutrients
Soy’s many health benefits include:
Soy & Protein
Soybeans have more protein than any other bean and are the only plant-based protein source that contains a high proportion of all nine essential amino acids, making it a source of high-quality, complete protein. The recommended amount of 2 servings of soy per day provides 20-25% of the total overall protein recommendations per day.
Soy & Heart Health
Soy is good for heart health because it is high in soy protein and fiber, contains heart-healthy fats and micronutrients, and is low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free.
Soy & Bone Health
Soybeans and calcium-fortified soyfoods are good choices for bone health because they contain soy isoflavones as well as bone-building calcium and vitamin K, which are essential to bone mineralization.
Easy ways to incorporate a serving of soy into your diet include:
Edamame (1/2 cup)
Canned soybeans (1/2 cup)
SOYJOY® bars (2 bars)
Dry roasted soybeans (1/4 cup )
Resources and Further Reading ...
Learn how the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans MyPlate tool can be applied to snacks to help teach your patients about the best snack choices.
Bean Comparison Chart:
Use our Bean Comparison Chart to compare the nutritional value of a variety of beans, including soybeans.
Patient Information Sheet:
Our SOY information sheet explains soy's overall nutritional value as well as its impact on health. Use our list of recommended readings to learn more about research on soy.
Read about the proceedings of the SOY Summit, where leading soy researchers discussed a variety of topics regarding soy and health, which were published in a Journal of Nutrition supplement.
Dr. Mark Messina provides some heart-healthy information about soy.
Listen to the podcast about soy and breast cancer with Nurse Barb Dehn and Registered Dietitian Allegra Burton