There’s no doubt that soy foods are becoming more and more popular. Today, soyfood products can be found in almost every aisle of the grocery store. From the pharmacy aisle to the dairy fridge, you’re sure to find soy based foods that are, most likely, lower in fat than their counterparts made without soy.
But, what is it about soyfoods that make them so appealing to a health conscious audience? One of the biggest benefits of soy is that it’s a great alternative to dairy for anyone with lactose allergies or sensitivities. Most products that contain lactose can be found in the grocery store with a soy substitute, giving your lactose-free clients the option to still enjoy many foods we take for granted, including ice cream, yogurt, etc.
Soyfoods also provide a great meat alternative. From chicken and deli slices to sausage and bacon, there are soyfoods option that are made to closely resemble these food items. They’ve developed quite a reputation over the years. But, you can’t really judge them until you give them a shot! Many of these foods taste just as a good as the originals. Plus, you can enjoy them without any guilt since their fat content is typically much lower.
Since April is National Soyfoods Month, we thought it was appropriate to take a minute to highlight the importance of soyfoods and why they are so popular today. Soyfoods can be found all over your local grocery store, you don’t have to go to a specialty store to find these great products. Although, if you do, you may find that you have a bigger selection to choose from. Soyfoods.org has put together a great chart for finding soy in the grocery store (http://www.soyfoods.org/soy-products/soyfoods-in-the-supermarket). So, when you make your next trip to the grocery store, print out the guide and challenge yourself to pick up at least one soy item. You never know, you’re next favorite food may be made from soy!