You are a champion on the road to breast cancer recovery...SOY what comes next?
HERE ARE 5 REASONS TO EAT SOY
1 Soy does not increase breast cancer risk1-6
2 Women Diagnosed with breast cancer can safely consume soyfoods.1-6
3 Supplementing the diet with soybean oil significantly reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors7
4 Soy protein is rich in: Fiber8 - Folate - Potassium
5 Did you know soybean oil is a source of Vitamin E? Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from the damage of free radicals.9
A MODERATE AMOUNT:
One to two servings a day of whole soyfoods, such as tofu, soymilk and edamame.10
1World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective. Continuous Update Project Expert Report 2018. Available at dietandcancerreport.org.
2Lampe JW. Emerging research on equol and cancer. J Nutr. 2010;140(7):1369S-1372S.
3Nagata C. Factors to consider in the association between soy isoflavone intake and breast cancer risk. J Epidemiol. 2010;20(2):83-89.
4Chen M, Rao Y, Zheng Y, et al. Association between soy isoflavone intake and breast cancer risk for pre- and post-menopausal women: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e89288.
5 Nechuta SJ, Caan BJ, Chen WY, et al. Soy food intake after diagnosis of breast cancer and survival: an in-depth analysis of combined evidence from cohort studies of US and Chinese women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;96(1):123-132.
6Zhang YF, Kang HB, Li BL, Zhang RM. Positive effects of soy isoflavone food on survival of breast cancer patients in China. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012;13(2):479-482.
7Dr. Messina, Mark., Pilot Study: soybean oil alleviates cancer-related fatigue. The Soy Nutrition Institute. 2019. https://thesoynutritioninstitute.com/pilot-study-soybean-oil-alleviates-cancer-related-fatigue
8USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release. https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/16108
9National Institutes of Health. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-Consumer/
10Zeratsky, Katherine, R.D. L.D., Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Will Eating Soy Increase My Risk Of Breast Cancer?” Nov. 2018. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/soy-breast-cancer-risk/faq-20120377