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How much soybean and soy products should I eat?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

Depending on if you are vegetarian/vegan or if you eat a wide variety of foods the amount of soy products recommended would vary. In general, ~ 3 soy protein servings/day is suggested as part of a healthy diet. 1 serving=1 cup of soy milk or 1/2 cup of tofu.

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

Based on clinical and epidemiological studies, recommendations for adult intake of soy protein is 15-25 grams per day or 2-4 servings of soy foods per day. Studies done on young girls show the beneficial results for decreasing breast cancer risk and the recommendations are for young girls to be sure to eat at least one serving of soy foods per day. A serving of soy foods is: ½ cup tofu; 1 cup soymilk; or ½ cup edamame. Soy foods are a healthy addition to everyone’s diet unless they have an allergy to soy (which is rare among adults).

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