My colleague Dr. Lynne, who is About.com's resident lung cancer
expert sent me a message to share some good news that she recently learned. Several studies have solidy proven that soy foods reduced lung cancer risk in non-smoking women. Yes, that's right: our good friend the soy bean once again proves to be a nutrition powerhouse. I won't use the word "miracle", but...
Lynne says that 20% of women who develop lung cancer have never smoked a single cigarette, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. The good news? I'll let Lynne fill you in on the details:
Soy intake and lung cancer risk in women
As if I needed another excuse to make my favorite chocolate peanut butter tofu pie.
Here's a few more ways to incorporate a healthy dose of soy into your diet:
Black soybean dip
Black soybean burgers
Tempeh and bean chili
Pictured: Edamame, fresh green soy beans
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