Is Soy Still Good for You?

An FDA proposal threatens to undermine its heart-healthy reputation

Once confined largely to health food stores, soy foods have become firmly entrenched in the American mainstream. Toddlers snack on edamame, soymilk lattes are a staple at cafés, and soy-based yogurts, frozen desserts, cheeses, and meat substitutes (including the popular Impossible Burger) command large swaths of supermarket real estate. Sales of tofu and tempeh, two […]

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