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The Miracle of Soy Foods

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by Terra
November 18, 1999

A growing body of evidence suggests that consuming soy foods may help prevent certain cancers, slow calcium loss from bones and moderate symptoms of menopause. Many of these effects, researchers claim, are due to natural substances in soy called isoflavones, which resemble the hormone estrogen and may replicate the many protective effects of estrogen without any of its drawbacks.

"Soy is useful as a general preventive measure," says researcher Margaret Cook-Newell, one of the authors of the University of Kentucky study on the cholesterol lowering benefits of soy.

Researchers also believe that simply by adding as little as 2 ounces of soy food daily in an already healthful diet will provide protection against such diseases as cancer and heart disease.

Find out how easy it is to use soy foods in your every day diet. At Terra you'll find recipes, information, and the personal help you need to find out more about this timely food.

source: Food & Wine Magazine, February, 1996.

Dietary Recommendations for Menopause

Soyfoods appear to be very helpful during menopause because they are particularly rich in active estrogen-like substances known as "phytoestrogens". In one study of postmenopausal women, those eating the equivalent of 4 ounces of soybeans products per day noted relief from symptoms associated to menopause. The high intake of soy products (with phytoestrogens) may explain why hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms rarely occur in Asian cultures.

All About Terra
Terra Natural Food Market first opened its doors in 1993. It is locally owned and operated by Diane Shaskin, Mark Craft and Shelley Robertson. Terra is Edmonton’s complete natural grocery market and carries an extensive selection of organically grown produce, bulk food, deli, grocery, natural-source vitamins, herbal remedies, and personal care.

You’ll find Terra in the heart of Old Strathcona, Edmonton, AB. at 10313 82 Avenue.
Phone: 403-433-6807.

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