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Eat soy instead of meat

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Norfolk, VA



If anyone needs another reason to eat soy, consider this: Not only are soy foods cruelty-free and delicious, but researchers with the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute have new evidence suggesting soy in the diet can help ward off colon cancer.

Studies also show that soy helps prevent prostate and breast cancer, lessens hot flashes in menopausal women, and protects against osteoporosis. The antioxidants in soy may even benefit asthma sufferers. And unlike meat, eggs, and dairy products, soy is cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, and has cardiovascular benefits.

So skip meat, eggs, and dairy products and enjoy tofu, edamame (soybeans), tempeh, soy milk, veggie burgers, and other tasty soy foods. 

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