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The Power of Soy

Soy-based products are on the rise for very healthy reasons. Learn how to get your recommended daily dose of this super bean.

It’s no secret: the humble soybean boasts some extraordinary health benefits. Many health and dietary professionals recommend an average daily intake of 25 grams of soy protein with soy isoflavones-in addition to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet-to help reduce the risk of heart disease; they conclude that foods containing soy protein included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol might reduce the risk of cardiac-heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.

One way soy seems to promote heart health is its high content of isoflavones:

  • Soy protein and soy isoflavones have been shown to promote healthy cholesterol that is already within normal range.
  • Soy isoflavones help the body regulate estrogen levels, which might help alleviate many menopause and PMS symptoms.
  • Soy protein enhances the body’s ability to retain and better absorb calcium into the bones. Soy isoflavones help by slowing bone loss and inhibiting bone breakdown.

Herbalife offers a wide range of great-tasting soy-based products including Formula 1 products, Formula 3, Personalized Protein Powder, Protein Bars, and Soup Mix. These products are only available through Herbalife Independent Distributors, so contact your distributor today to learn more.

 

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