Soy milk is labeled "soy beverage" and is often not displayed in the dairy section; you may need to ask where your store keeps it. It's ideal for people who are lactose-intolerant as well as for vegetarians. It doesn't curdle when heated.
All dried beans and the foods made from them are good sources of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Soybeans have the added attraction of phytoestrogens, and they are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that includes soy products may reduce the symptoms of PMS and menopause, and may help to prevent certain cancers. However, too much soy, like any other excess, is unwise.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved special health claims for soybean products. Unfortunately, this may lead some people to eat unreasonably large amounts of soybean products. If you eat a lot of any one food, you may harm yourself, even though reasonable amounts are harmless or beneficial.
Soy nuts, roasted
Soybeans, green (edamame)
Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP)
Soy Canadian bacon
Other soy products
Other vegetarian meats
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