We did it! We have launched our mini-book on soya phytoestrogens. The what, why and how much – what are they, why should we eat them and how much is a good amount.
Phytoestrogens can sound a bit scary – a term that makes them sound a bit like a chemical to be avoided. They are simply a range of plant compounds that are structurally similar to human oestrogen. If you eat plants then it is likely that you will be eating some phytoestrogens.
Soya is particularly rich in isoflavones, one type of phytoestrogen, and has been studied in more detail that any other phytoestrogen rich food. These studies show that there are benefits for health in including soya foods in our menu particularly in helping to reduce cholesterol and to manage the common peri-menopausal symptom of hot flushes.
Although soya is becoming more commonly consumed in Europe, lots of people have memories of not so nice soya milk alternative from years ago or have had a bad experience with bland tofu. How do you cook tofu anyway? Many health professionals are not sure how to give examples of ways to add soya foods easily to a person’s day even though they know that it is a good thing for their patient or client.
We hope that this book blows away some of the myths and makes soya an attractive addition to the shopping basket with recipes to help use different products.
Take a look at Soy & Phytoestrogens and test out the recipes.