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Emelle is planning a comeback.

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There are mixed reports on whether soy actually helps menopause symptoms, but I’m willing to give it a shot. Japanese women have much fewer instances of hot flashes and other effects of menopause than do American women, and they eat enough soy to take in an average of 100-200 mg of soy isoflavones daily. So I’m going to try to up my soy intake and see what happens.

Here’s the soy isoflavone content of a few foods:

Total Isoflavone, Daidzein and Genistein Aglycone Content of Selected Foods* (107)
Food Serving Total Isoflavones (mg) Daidzein (mg) Genistein (mg)
Soy protein concentrate, aqueous washed 3.5 oz 102 43 56
Soy protein concentrate, alcohol washed 3.5 oz 12 7 5
Miso ½ cup 59 22 34
Soybeans, boiled ½ cup 47 23 24
Tempeh 3 ounces 37 15 21
Soybeans, dry roasted 1 ounce 37 15 19
Soy milk 1 cup 30 12 17
Tofu yogurt ½ cup 21 7 12
Tofu 3 ounces 20 8 12
Soybeans, green, boiled (Edamame) ½ cup 12 6 6
Meatless (soy) hot dog 1 hot dog 11 3 6
Meatless (soy) sausage 3 links 3 0.6 2
Soy cheese, mozzarella 1 oz 2 0.3 1


Emelle is planning a comeback.

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