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Advertising Spotlight: “The Skinny on Soy” Takes on Soy-Bashers!




Soyfoods Association welcomes Marie Oser's comprehensive review and rebuttal of each of the shocking allegations leveled at soyfoods

BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soy. Mention its benefits in polite company and brace yourself for a barrage of questions and accusations directed at soy and all the products made from it.

As interest in the health benefits of soy intensified in the research community, the popularity of soyfoods skyrocketed and acceptance among mainstream consumers began to take hold.


As momentum heightened, soy products began penetrating mainstream America and another phenomenon emerged: "soy bashing." A new cottage industry appeared peopled by bean-bashers who have made condemning soyfoods an ongoing crusade.

Astounding claims began to surface about soy, creating anxiety and apprehension among many health-conscious consumers. Shocking assertions concerning infertility, sex organ abnormalities, Alzheimer's disease, and thyroid problems has caused a great deal of confusion among consumers.

"The Skinny on Soy," available for purchase November 17, addresses the continuing campaign to cast doubt on the safety of consuming soyfoods with peer-reviewed research and common sense. Top experts in the field shed light on the issues and sort out the claims behind the mountain of anti-soy rhetoric in this well-written, engaging read. A video trailer for the book is available through YouTube.

Praise for "The Skinny on Soy":

"The Skinny on Soy relies on the latest science and expert input to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the health benefits of soy." – Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC

"This informative and well-researched book systematically dispels the most pervasive myths about soy, so that we can reap the benefits of this amazing food without worry." – Michelle McMacken, MD, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Director, Bellevue Hospital Weight Management Clinic

"The Skinny on Soy lets us enthusiastically embrace the simple soybean - the legume for a livable future. Thank you, Ms. Oser for this well-researched and enlightening book, which I will recommend to my colleagues, friends, and patients." – Michael Klaper, MD, educator, and clinician

About the Author
Marie Oser is a best-selling author with a focus on nutrition and disease prevention. Oser is host and executive producer of VegTV and managing editor at Ecomii, a leading environmental site. Oser lives in Southern California. "The Skinny on Soy" is her fifth book.




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Dairy Spotlight: Stonyfield O’Soy Raspberry Soy Yogurt



A delicious alternative for the lactose-challenged.

After our sugar suppliers went organic, they saw 180 animal species return to the land.

Our Family Recipe



Live Active Cultures




Serving size: 1 container

Serving per Container: 1

Amount per serving

Calories: 170

Calories from Fat: 25

Total fat 2.5g4%
Saturated fat 0g0%
Trans fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 290mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 27g
Protein 7g



About the company

As the leading organic yogurt maker, everything we make--from baby and kids yogurt, to traditional and Greek yogurt,  to milk and smoothies--isn’t just delicious, it’s organic so you never have to worry about the ingredients. While we’re at it, we support family farms and take care of the world around us. It’s just real food, made simple.



Company: Stonyfield
Brand:  O'Soy Raspberry Soy Yogurt
Slogan:  Stonyfield
Origin: UK
Category: Yogurt
Packaging:  6 oz.
Claims:  Cultured pasteurized organic soy milk, 170 calories per serving, organic.
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: UK, Store Locator
Website: http://www.stonyfield.com/



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Daily Insight: Protein – What’s the Difference?




Proteins are the basic building blocks that serve the purpose of building, maintaining, and growing the body. In essence, protein is made up of amino acids that are held together through peptide bonds and are then broken down inside the body to increase function.

There are 9 essential amino acids that the human body needs to function, all of which have to be taken in through foods. These are included into every-day foods like meats, dairy products, fruits, etc. The actual protein, which is made of various combinations of amino acid chains, is popularly used as a supplement to increase muscle strength, muscle size, leanness, and protein intake.




Supplement Spotlight: Onnit The Dolce Whey Grass Fed Protein Isolate


Whey Protein
The most popular protein is whey, derived from cow’s milk, and the reason for that is that all the essential amino acids required in the human body can be found there. Hence, whey protein is often used as a supplement of protein intake as well as for gaining and maintaining muscle. Onnit has launched some incredible innovative whey protein products.




Drink Spotlight: Silk Plant Based Protein Soy Milk
Soy Protein
Similar to whey, Soy protein comes from the soy bean and is also regarded as a complete protein, benefiting the user with all 9 essential amino acids. Since the protein is derived from a plant, the soy plant, it is widely used among vegetarians as the best source of protein and muscle building. A reliable brand for soy protein is Silk, plant based beverages.




Supplement Spotlight: Protein World Pea Protein Isolate
Pea Protein
Pea protein comes from the yellow pea and as such it is an easily digestible protein. Unlike whey and soy, pea does not offer all 9 essential amino acids while it has advantage for users who have digestion problems and a sensitive stomach. Protein World is a good brand that provides all-natural pea protein products.


Other proteins
There are also other types of proteins such as ones derived from egg whites and hemp seeds, though they are less popularly used as supplements. One should consider their own needs before choosing the right kind of protein provider while keeping in mind their goals and body tolerance.



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Drink Spotlight: POM Wonderful Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea


Our Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea is truly crush-worthy. White tea brewed from delicate young white tea bud mingles with natural peach and passion fruit juice and pomegranate antioxidant power. It’s a gently brewed flavor with less than 3mg of caffeine per serving.

contains no wheat, milk, eggs, soy, fish or shellfish
has no contact with peanuts or tree nuts on the line
flavored tea with other natural flavors

Storage Tips

POM Tea is a perishable product and it should be refrigerated at all times to retain the integrity of the product, its taste, freshness and its antioxidant benefits.




What is POM Wonderful?

POM Wonderful is a global brand committed to innovation and wellness. We grow and market pomegranates and pomegranate-based products that are healthy, honest and beneficial to the well-being of humankind.





Company: POMWonderful LLC
Brand: POMWonderful
Origin: USA
Category: Tea
Packaging: 12 fl oz
Claims: Gluten-free, no wheat, milk, eggs, soy, fish or shellfish
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: pomwonderful.com










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Dairy Spotlight: Alnatura Soy Cappuccino


Product Features
- 100% Arabica coffee and soymilk
- Lightly sweetened
- Enjoy on the go


soy drink * 71% (water, soybeans * 7.3%), Arabica coffee * 25%, cane sugar *, thickener: guar gum *, Bourbon vanilla extract, sea salt

Calorific values ​​kJ (per 100 g) 181
Calorific value 43 kcal
Protein (g / 100 g) 2.2
Carbohydrate (g / 100 g) 5.5
of which sugars (g / 100 g) 4.3
Fat (g / 100 g) 1.3
of which saturates (g / 100 g) 0.3
Dietary fiber (g / 100 g) 0.2
Sodium (g / 100 g) 0.064




Company: Alnatura
Brand: Alnatura
Origin: Germany
Category: Dairy
Packaging: 230ml
Claims: Organic
Varieties: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: alnatura.de





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Dairy Spotlight: WholeSoy Apricot Mango Soy Yogurt


A winning duo that combines the best flavors from the orchards and the tropics.



Pasteurized and Cultured Organic Soymilk (Filtered Water and Ground Organic Soybeans), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Apricots, Mango Puree, Organic Cornstarch, Organic Rice Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Lactic Acid (from Vegetable Source), Annatto and Turmeric (for Color), Live Active Vegan Cultures (L. Acidophilus, B. Bifidum, L. Bulgaricus and S. Thermophilus).







- Single source, US grown soybeans
- Contain Live Active Cultures
- Verified Non-GMO
- Certified Organic by QAI
- Certified Vegan by Vegan Action
- Kosher Pareve
- Gluten Free
- Heart Healthy


About the Company
WholeSoy is an independently owned company located in San Francisco, California. We are dedicated to using the highest quality, all-natural ingredients available to make the best tasting soyfoods on the planet. We are not just a company focused on the bottom line, we are a group of individuals committed to the health and vitality of our customers, our community, and our planet.

When you call WholeSoy with a question or a comment you still get a real live person (unless you call us at lunchtime – we try to eat lunch together every day, and we let the machine answer during that time too)! Go ahead and try...we'd love to hear from you.



Company: Wholesoy & Co.
Brand: Wholesoy
Origin: USA
Category: Dairy, Yogurt
Packaging: 170g
Claims: Organic, Non GMO
Variants: Apricot Mango, Blueberry, Cherry, Key Lime, Lemon, Mixed Berry,Peach, Plain, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: wholesoyco.com





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Snack Spotlight: Louisville Sriracha Maple Flavored Soy Jerky




Textured soy protein, sriracha chilli sauce (chilli, sugar, salt, garlic, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate [preservative], sodium bisulfite [preservative], xanthan gum), maple syrup, contains less than 2% of the following: olive oil, tomato concentrate, vinegar, onion, garlic, spices, salt, sugar, natural flavors, lemon and lime juices prom concentrate, caramel color, citric acid, sodium bisulfite (preservative).



Fat: 3.5g; Protein: 5g; Total Carbohydrates: 5g

Protein: 5g, Serving size: 28g, Servings per Container: 2.5, Total calories: 70kcal, Calories From Fat: 25, Protein (g/mg): 5g, Calcium: 2%, Cholesterol (g/mg): 0mg, Dietary Fibre (g/mg): 2g, Dietary Fibre: 8%, Fat (g/mg): 3.5g, Fat: 5%, Iron: 8%, Saturated Fat (g/mg): 0.5g, Saturated Fat: 3%, Sodium (g/mg): 370mg, Sodium: 15%, Sugars (g/mg): 4g, Total Carbohydrate (g/mg): 5g, Total Carbohydrate: 1%, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Trans Fat (g/mg): 0g


Company: Morel's Food Truck llc
Brand: Louisville Vegan Jerky Co
Origin: USA
Category: Meat snacks
Packaging: 71g
Claims: Vegan, Gluten Free
Variants: Sriracha Maple, Bourbon Smoke Black Pepper, Bourbon Smoked Spicy Chipotle
Price: $5.99
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: louisvilleveganjerkycompany.com









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Drink Review: 8th Continent Fat Free Vanilla Soy Milk


8th Continent Fat-Free Vanilla gives you all the fresh vanilla flavor you love without the fat, for a great healthy beverage choice.

6.25 grams of soy protein
Excellent source of calcium
Made from U.S. grown soybeans
May reduce the risk of heart disease* and high blood pressure and stroke**

Fat Free Soymilk (Water, Soy Protein, Calcium Phosphate), Sugar, Fructose, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Polyphosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.

*25 grams of soy protein a day as part of a diet in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. 8th Continent Soymilk contains 6.25 grams of soy protein per serving.
**Diets containing foods that are good source of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.






About the Company
8th Continent Soymilk is made by Lou Stremick and his four children, but we like to think that every employee is part of the family. We’d only make products that we’d use ourselves, so we carefully craft each batch of 8th Continent Soymilk and run it through our triple checked quality process. In fact, Lou walks the grounds every day to make sure only the best products reach your table.  Read More




Company: 8th Continent
Brand: 8th Continent
Category: Dairy, Milk, Soy Milk
Origin: USA
Packaging: Half Gallon (1.89 liter)
Claims: Lactose and Gluten Free
Varieties: Original, Vanilla, Complete Vanilla, Light Original, Light Vanilla, Light Chocolate, Fat Free Original,  Fat Free Vanilla
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: 8thcontinent.com








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Snack Review: Good Greens Soy Greek Yogurt Pomegranate Acai Bar


Our newest Soy Greek Yogurt flavor (based on your votes) combines the taste of sweet, tangy pomegranate and acai berries with our creamy Soy Greek Yogurt, resulting in an amazing flavor combination that delivers wellness in a whole new way!

- Gluten Free
- Low Glycemic
- Vegan
- Organic
- Antioxidants
- Probiotic
- All Natural
- Protein
- Raw
- Powered by Z-52
- 100% of your Daily Fruits & Vegetables


Natural Fruit Juices and Grain Dextrins (Non-GMO), Sunflower Seed Butter, Non-GMO Soy Greek Yogurt Coating (Evaporated Cane Juice, Palm Kernel Oil, Non-GMO Soymilk Powder, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin [an emulsifier], Natural Vanilla), Brown Rice Protein, Z52 Superfood Powder*, Gluten-Free Oats, Non-GMO Soy Protein Crisps, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 (Probiotic), Inulin, Agave Syrup, Natural Flavors.


Superfood Powder:
[Proprietary Blend of WholeFood: Spirulina*, Barley Grass*, Chlorella, Hydrilla Verticillata, Nori (Seaweed)*, Acai Berry, Omega 3 derived from “Plant Based” LifeDHA®, Bioperine® (Natural Black Pepper), Green Tea Standardized Extract (95%), Grape Seed Extract (95%), Natural Resveratrol Extract (95%), White Tea Extract, Rose Hips, Camu Powder*, Pine Bark Extract, Lucuma Powder*, Maca Powder*, Spinach, Nova Scotia Dulse, Parsley*, Beet Juice Powder*, Carrot Juice Powder*, Rice Bran, Broccoli Sprout, Powder*, Alfalfa Sprout Powder*, Hemp Powder*, Probiotics (Fructooligosaccharides, Lactobacillus, Streptococcus Salivarius, Bifidobacterium), Digestive Enzymes (Protease, Lipase, Amylase), Raspberry Powder*, Pomegranate*, Blueberry Juice Powder*, Whole Apple Powder*, Goji Berry*, Strawberry Leaves, Concord Grape*, Mulberry*, Goldenberries, Mangosteen*, Acerola Berry*, Bilberry (25% Anthocyanadins), Soy Lecithin Powder (Non-GMO), Aloe Vera (Freeze Dried)*, Milk Thistle Extract (80%), Ginger Root Powder*, Chia Seed Extract (95%), Mesquite Powder*, Ground Flax (Non-GMO), Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 (Probiotic), Cha de Burge, Siberian Eleuthero Root Extract]







Company: Good Greens
Brand: Good Greens
Origin: USA
Category: Bars
Packaging: 50g
Claims: Natural, Gluten Free, Raw, Organic
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $35.88 (12 x 50g)
Where to buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: goodgreens.com

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Food Review: Parmela Vegan Parmesan Nut Cheese


Parmela is a fermented cheese created wholly from non-dairy, cholesterol free ingredients. Dairy cheese is one of the foods highest in cholesterol and the link between a high cholesterol diet and heart disease is well documented. Nuts, in addition to being cholesterol free can play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease.

Almonds and cashews form the base for our cheese.

Nutritional yeast adds a range of B vitamins essential to an energized Lifestyle.

The formation of Parmela's authentic rich cheese flavor occurs during fermentation, which is also where the soy is broken down into a form that is more easily digested.

All ingredients are non-GMO.



Raw almonds, raw cashews, nutritional yeast, fermented soybean, soy sauce, vegan source lactic acid


Nutritional information

Serving size – 1 tsp. (3g)
Servings per container – 24
Calories per serving – 13
Total fat – less than 1g (0g saturated, 0g trans fat)
Sodium – 13mg
Total carbohydrate – 0g
Protein – 1g




Company: Parmela
Brand: Parmela
Origin: USA
Category: Cheese
Packaging: 65g
Claims: Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Non GMO, Vegan
Price: $3.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: parmelafoods.com








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