Total Soy Best Recipe Contest
Fourth Prize Winner – 1 of 3 Fourth Prize Winners
Submitted by J. Elfving of Fort Lauderdale, FL
1 Package Instant Oatmeal, 1 Cup Coconut Milk, 1/2 Cup Frozen Berries, 1 Scoop Vanilla Total Soy Powder, 1 tbsp. agave nectar, 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, 1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 tbsp. flax seeds. Combine instant oatmeal, coconut milk and frozen berries in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir in Vanilla Total Soy powder and agave nectar. Let stand for 2 minutes. Top with Pineapple chunks, coconut flakes and flax seeds. Makes one serving. Enjoy!
Total Soy Best Recipe Contest
Fourth Prize Winner – 1 of 3 Fourth Prize Winners
Submitted by A. Zangli of Millington, TN
4 scoops (72 grams) Naturade Total Soy Vanilla Meal Replacement, 2 cups frozen blueberries, 1 cup 100% pomegranate-blueberry juice, 1 cup skim milk, 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped, 1 carton (6 ounce) non-fat vanilla yogurt, 2-4 tablespoons agave nectar, depending on sweetness of berries. Combine all ingredients in blender and mix on high for 1 minute; adjust sweetness as desired. Makes approximately 4 cups of smoothie, enough for 12 two-ounce “shooters”. Super-food and antioxidant rich, these are YUMMY!
Shooters can be passed prior to a brunch, they can be nestled in ice on a buffet line or they can be pre-set on the table. Or they can be served in larger, individual servings: 4 six-ounce servings or 6 four-ounce servings. If serving individual style, save a slice of avocado for each glass and skewer it with a few blueberries for a beautiful garnish. It’s also perfect for the family on the go, just blend and pour into your favorite travel mugs!
New studies indicate that breast cancer survival rate may be increased with moderate soy consumption
Eating soy boosts breast cancer survival
Soy consumption for cancer patients has been the subject of some controversy. A new study has shown that breast cancer survivors who consume soy foods reap important health benefits and found that eating soy can increase the rate of survival for breast cancer patients.
According to a recent report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), women diagnosed with breast cancer and who consumed soy foods, such as tofu, soy milk, or edamame reduced their risk of recurrence by 32 percent. 1
Previous research refuted
Previous research had produced contradictory results with some studies suggesting that soy foods reduce the risk of breast cancer and others that compounds unique to soy may help breast cancer cells to grow. Now, previous theories been refuted with this new study demonstrating that soy does not increase the growth of breast cancer cells and has been proven to increase survival rates.
Higher soy intake – lower mortality
Researchers also found that breast cancer patients who consumed soy had a 29 percent decreased risk of death, compared to women who consumed little or no soy. Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD, lead researcher and professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, said, “Women who had a higher soy intake had a lower mortality and lower risk of relapse [than women with a low soy intake].”
Dr. Shu and her fellow researchers analyzed data from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, the largest population-based study of breast cancer survival to date. The study included 5,042 women from 20 to 75 years of age and followed them for a period of four years.
Soy compounds reduce estrogen in the body
Soybeans are rich in phytoestrogens, also known as isoflavones. Although these substances are one thousand times less potent than human estrogen, there has been some concern that isoflavones may have an estrogen-like effect and may increase cancer risk.
However, many experts believe that because isoflavones fool the body into accepting the very weak compound, phytoestrogen actually competes with the human estrogen, thus reducing the overall level of estrogen in the body.
Soy is safe and potentially beneficial
An editorial accompanying this new study suggests some probable inconsistencies in prior research. The editorial attributed those inconsistencies to the fact that soy consumption in the U.S. is a good deal lower, which made the beneficial effects of consuming soy foods difficult to identify. In China, soy intake is higher and diets tend to include the intake of more traditional soy from food sources, rather than from soy supplements.
The researchers report, “The inverse association was evident among women with either estrogen receptor-positive or receptor-negative breast cancer and was present in both users and nonusers of tamoxifen.”
“In summary, in this population-based prospective study, we found that soy food intake is safe and was associated with lower mortality and recurrence among breast cancer patients.” These scientists concluded that, among women with breast cancer, soy food consumption was significantly associated with decreased risk of death and recurrence. Dr Shu and her colleagues stated, “This study suggests that moderate soy food intake is safe and potentially beneficial for women with breast cancer.”
1. Shu XO, Zheng Y, Cai H, et al. Soy food intake and breast cancer survival. JAMA. 2009;302:2437-2443. Ballard-Barbash R, Neuhouser ML. Challenges in design and interpretation of observational research on health behaviors and cancer survival. JAMA. 2009;302:2483-2484.
You may be asking yourself, “what does GMO mean?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone. GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms” through a process that is sometimes referred to as Genetic Engineering. According to www.nongmoproject.org “This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.”
Many countries around the world restrict or ban the use of genetically modified organisms in foods and dietary supplements. In the U.S. some GMO foods have been approved for use.
Non-GMO Naturade Products
Naturade® Total Soy® contains 13 grams of non-GMO Soy Protein per serving. In addition, each serving is packed with 24 Vitamins and Minerals, has 0 Trans Fat, is Lactose-Free and Gluten –Free. Visit the Naturade Store at www.naturade.com to shop for more high quality non-GMO items for the entire family!
Healthy individuals should start by cutting 500-1,000 calories from their daily caloric intake to jump start their weight loss regime. You can do so by following a sensible meal plan that includes Naturade Total Soy:
Sample Meal Plan:
Breakfast: Mix 36 g (2 scoops) Naturade Total Soy with 8 oz. cold water or your favorite beverage of choice
Snack: 1 cup low fat yogurt with fruit
Lunch: Mix 36 g (2 scoops) Naturade Total Soy with 8 oz. cold water or your favorite beverage of choice, plus 1/2 banana or 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit
Snack: 1 cup raw vegetables, like carrots or celery 2 tbsp protein, such as hummus or peanut butter
Dinner: 2-4 oz lean meat or fish, 1/2 cup steamed vegetables, 1 starch (such as 1 oz slice whole wheat bread or 1/2 cup cooked potatoes or 1/3 cup cooked rice)
Be sure to drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day and get 30-60 minutes of exercise at least 4 days per week.
The key to success starts by making modifications to your diet to ensure you are eating right. Start by cutting out foods that add unnecessary and hollow calories to your diet, and increasing consumption of Soy Protein and Fiber. This is easier to do than you may think when you follow the Naturade Total Soy 4 Easy Steps® plan.
Body weight is one of the most basic issues of human life. Self-esteem, acceptance among peers– and perhaps lifelong success or failure—are, unfortunately, all tied to our physical appearance. Medically speaking, not all overweight people are obese. Obesity is defined as weight that exceeds 15 percent of normal weight for height and body type. “Morbid” obesity exceeds 20 percent of optimum weight. An obese or overweight person is at high risk for a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, varicose veins, dementia, psychological stress, depression, osteoarthritis, high cholesterol, and diabetes. The detrimental health effects of obesity are more than just a matter of weighing too much. Body composition–the amount of fat in the body compared to the amount of lean muscle–is also important. Body mass index (BMI) is associated with overall mortality.
Soy Isoflavones are a dietary supplement derived from soybeans containing phytoestrogens. These weak estrogens are chemically similar in structure to naturally produced estrogen hormones. Isoflavones are found in soy foods both with and without a sugar molecule attached. The two primary isoflavones in soybeans are daidzein and genistein and their respective glucosides, genistein and daidzein. Soy foods typically contain more genistein than daidzein, although this ratio varies among the different soy products. In cultures where soy products are consumed in abundance, women’s health problems, certain cancers, and cardiovascular disease are reported to be less prevalent.
A double-blinded controlled trial was performed to determine the effect of soy supplementation on abdominal fat, glucose metabolism and circulating inflammatory markers. Researchers recruited 39 obese postmenopausal women to take a soy supplement which contained 20 grams of soy protein and 160 milligrams of soy isoflavones or a casein placebo without isoflavones. Thirty-three women completed the study and were analyzed at baseline and at 3 months. The results were women given soy supplementation experienced a 7.5 percent reduction in abdominal fat, compared to 9 percent more abdominal fat in the placebo group. No differences were observed between the two groups for glucose metabolism, C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, leptin or adiponectin. The authors of this study also reported that Caucasians primarily lost visceral fat (fat surrounding the organs in the abdominal cavity) while African Americans primarily lost total body fat. In conclusion, soy supplementation was found to reduce abdominal fat in obese postmenopausal women.1
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology
1 Christie DR, Grant J, Darnell BE, et al. Metabolic effects of soy supplementation in postmenopausal Caucasian and African American women: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010.
A new study suggests that soy supplements can help postmenopausal women shed off pounds, in addition to various health benefits reported.
Previous studies had reported that the high estrogen content in soy-rich products can help women during and after menopause in various aspects ranging from treating hot flashes to reducing heart attack risk factors like high cholesterol.
According to the study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, women following a diet rich in soy supplements have less abdominal fat in more precise computerized tomography (CT) scans. The efficacy of the diet, however, varies in different races. While adopting such a diet helps white women lose more visceral and abdominal fat, the use of soy supplements is associated with considerable reductions in the overall body fat in black women. Compared to white women, black women are also reported to lose more weight during the same time, the study found. Scientists, however, stressed that postmenopausal women should not start taking soy supplements just for the sake of controlling body composition or body weight.
Source: Press TV
Did you know you can quickly bake a brownie with Naturade® Total Soy? Mix 2 scoops of chocolate powder, 1/4 cup water in small bowl, bake in microwave oven about 2 minutes. Add a tsp. sugar free caramel topping and YUM – a chocolate caramel brownie for 165 calories.
- 2 oz papaya juice
- 2 oz coconut juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- 1 scoop ice cream
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Protein Powder
Pour juices into blender and turn blender on. Add 1 scoop of ice cream (experiment with different flavors for a variety of unique shakes). Finally, add your favorite flavor of Naturade® Protein Powder and blend until smooth and creamy. If you’re not near your blender, make this Fruity Island Delight in your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!
- 6 oz milk, soy milk or water
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp strawberry preserves (or any fruit preserve or jelly)
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Protein Powder of your choice
Pour milk, soy milk or water into blender and turn blender on. Add peanut butter and jam to liquid and continue to blend. Add your favorite flavor of Naturade® Protein Powder and blend until rich and creamy. You can also enjoy this Crazy Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake when you’re on the go. Use your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!