Crunch Soy Nuts For Good Health?

Question: Do you get the value of eating soy if it is in the form of roasted soybeans? Are they fattening?

Answer: by Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., updated 03/21/2005
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"As you know, I'm a big fan of whole soy foods because the phytochemicals (called isoflavones) they contain have been shown in hundreds of studies to help prevent heart disease and several forms of cancer. Like other soy foods, roasted soybeans - known as "soy nuts" - deliver these health benefits, and they're a tasty and nutritious snack."

"A one-ounce serving (about one-quarter of a cup) amounts to 120 calories, 10 grams of protein and six grams of fiber. It also contains four grams of fat, three of them unsaturated. You can get roasted soy nuts flavored, salted and unsalted. Try tossing them into a salad for some crunch."

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