Is Soy Healthy?

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Whether or not soy is healthy or even safe to consume has been a source of continual controversy over the past few decades. In fact, it’s one of the most researched foods in the world. In the centre of this controversy are it’s effects on hormones and nutrient absorption – and all of the voices for and against it. Mixed messages make for confused consumers, and in such situations it might seem best to avoid soy to be on the safe side. Using research is always important when looking at the nutritional qualities of a food, so I’ve trawled through the latest evidence to come up with the current facts about soy.

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Kidney Bean Curry

This curry is bursting with flavour. It’s a powerful immune system strengthener with garlic, ginger, turmeric and vitamin C from capsicum and tomatoes. If you have the time and prefer fresh-cooked food, you can cook up your own kidney beans and use extra fresh tomatoes in place of canned. I top mine with lots and lots of coriander for maximum flavour!

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Why You Should Be Eating Beans!

Beans, peas and lentils (known collectively as ‘legumes’) are a forgotten nutrition champion, having been condemned for their gassy properties and image as a bland vegetarian food for hippies. I often bring up beans with my patients, not only because most people don’t eat them at all, but also because they are such a universally beneficial food, shown to have benefits for many common chronic health conditions.

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