Edamame is soy in its most whole food form. Pods containing young soybeans are considered a snack or garnish, and it was first spread in East Asia. Soybeans naturally contain a class of phytoestrogens called isoflavones. People hear “estrogen” in “phytoestrogens” and assume that soy has estrogen-like effects. This is not necessary right. Estrogen has positive effects in some tissues and may have negative effects in others. Visit edamame topic page for more information.
Recipe: Edamame Guacamole
Feeling creative? Try this new offering on guacamole. Mix edamame with avocado and your favorite salt-free seasoning, and enjoy as a spread or as a dip for fresh vegetables. Get the free recipe over hereand visit Instagram For a video on how to make it.
New Items on NutritionFacts.org
I’ve been doing live webinars for the past four years, covering topics like fasting, SIBO, and potatoes. Live presentations allow participants to be the first to hear information and get their questions answered right away. The videos I go to for webinars, you know, are always available for free eventually on NutritionFacts.org, but we’re just starting to put the full webinar registration in place as well, after the videos were released on the site. So, not only can you view all videos related to a topic in one place, you can access the questions and answers that happened live during the webinar itself! see for yourself Here on the webinar.
I am updating my list of ideal nutrients – vitamins and minerals that we must ensure we are getting enough regularly. See my latest on our news Optimum Nutrition Recommendations Webpage.
Spotlight on volunteers: Sheila and David Krauchuk
We are both incredibly happy to help spread the full vegan message through the work of NutritionFacts and love to be volunteers. Sheila reviews and uploads videos for YouTube and Vimeo, Dave embeds Chinese and English subtitles in his social media videos and helps set up Spanish-language blogs.
Dave’s favorite food is Brussels sprouts and his favorite recipe is the nice frozen cream with ginger, chocolate, and maca. Sheila’s favorite food is an apple. (She was so happy that the breast cancer chapter in how not to die Notice the benefits of apples.) Her favorite recipe is Eggless Frozen Cream—a recipe that consists of 2 bananas, 2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon cloves, some fresh ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and a little soy milk.
Thank you to all our volunteers
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