Is soya bad for women's health?
Soya has only been a common part of the Western diet for around 60 years. Soy products include soy milk, soy burgers and soy-based meat replacements, tofu tempeh, miso and soya sauce.
Soya has also been linked to a lower risk of heart disease compared to other diets. It's a good source of protein, unsaturated fatty acids, B vitamins, fiber, iron, calcium, and zinc.
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