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Soya foods

Soya beans are packed full of good quality proteins, healthy fats and a range of vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients. Foods made from soya beans are naturally low in saturated fat.

Using a soya alternative to milk and yogurts, soya desserts, soya custard, soya nuts (roasted Edamame beans), soya mince and meat alternatives in place of full fat dairy foods, meat and other high saturated fat foods will help you maintain a healthy cholesterol level. Soya foods are no longer the domain of vegetarians – not only is there a greater choice than ever before – they taste great too. So why not give soya foods a go.

How much do I need to eat daily?

It’s best to start by aiming for around 15g of soya protein each day. It’s not always easy to check packet labels to see how much soy protein they contain. To help you we have compiled a list of options that all add up to 15g.

Choose any ONE of these:

  • A handful of soya nuts (also called roasted edamame beans)
  • 2 large glasses (2 x 250ml) Alpro Soya Original alternative to milk
  • 100g soya mince/chunks (as served)
  • 55g marinated tofu pieces

or any ONE of these

  • 75g tofu (silken hard variety)
  • 70g soya mince/chunks (as served)
  • 40g marinated tofu –great on salads or as a snack
  • One soya burger

PLUS... a 125ml of Alpro Soya alternative to yogurt, custard or soya dessert

Or any TWO of these

  • 50g tofu (silken hard variety)
  • 25-30g marinated tofu
  • 250ml glass Alpro Soya Original alternative to milk
  • One soya sausage
  • 3-4 tbsp. (80g) fresh or frozen soya/edamame beans

Essential links

Oats, barley and other soluble fibre rich foods
Sterols and stanols

Supported by an educational 
grant from Alpro UK Ltd.

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