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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
Get the scoop on
soyfoods’ health benefi ts
Th e prevalence of soy products in recipes
and ready-made foods has skyrocketed in recent
years. Soy-based milk products and others that
substitute soy with more traditional ingredients
are no longer relegated to the outskirts of the
neighborhood grocery store. While soy is being
consumed in greater numbers than in decades
past, some people are still unaware of the various
health benefi ts and advantages to including soy in
their diets.
Soyfoods provide a number of nutritional
benefi ts for people of all ages. According to the
Soyfoods Association of North America, recent
studies have indicated that eating soy at an early
age may help protect against some diseases,
including breast cancer, later in life. Soy also may
help improve cognitive function.
People largely turn to soy to maintain a healthy
weight and control their cholesterol, as soy can
replace foods that are higher in saturated fat,
calories and cholesterol. For example, a glass of
whole milk contains 150 calories and eight grams
of total fat. Soy milk, however, comes in between
80 and 100 calories and may have roughly four
grams of fat. Th e fat is mostly healthy fats, as there
are only trace amounts of saturated fat in soy
products.
Soy also has cholesterol-lowering properties
and can be benefi cial to those who are lactose
intolerant. Vegetarians and vegans routinely turn
to soyfoods as a main protein source.
Soyfoods can off er a number of healthy
benefi ts, including providing a lean protein source
that is lower in saturated fats than other forms of
protein. Calcium-fortifi ed soymilk off ers the same
nutritional value as cow’s milk but can still be
consumed by those who are lactose intolerant. Soy
can help many people maintain healthy weights,
and soyfoods promote cardiovascular health.
While soyfoods can be benefi cial, such foods
are not perfect. Allergies to soy are possible,
and as with any dietary supplement, moderate
consumption may be all that’s necessary to provide
nutritional benefi ts. Overconsumption of soy may
not provide the desired results.
One concern regarding soy is its relationship
to genetically modifi ed organisms, or GMOs.
Reports suggest that the vast majority of soybeans
produced in the United States are GMOs. While
these soybeans are primarily used for livestock
feed, many foods that people eat also contain
GMO soybeans. Th e jury is still out with regard
to the impact that GMO foods have on personal
health. Proponents of GMOs say their use
makes agricultural products safer and more
aff ordable. GMO crops may be resistant to pests,
eliminating the need for herbicides and pesticides.
But opponents of GMOs say that they may be
harmful, as they might have less nutritional value,
incite allergic reactions, cause problems with liver
function and be harmful to the planet.
Individuals who still want to enjoy soy products
such as tofu, miso, tempeh, soy sauce, soy milk, and
foods that contain soy lecithin, an emulsifi er, can
opt for organic products and those that specifi cally
advertise no GMO ingredients. More and more
food manufacturers are heeding consumer
demand for foods that do not contain GMOs, and
producers of soyfoods are no exception. Brands
like Silk(R), Tofurky(R), Wildwood(R) and Eden
Foods(R) produce soy products that are GMO-
free. Read labels to determine if soy products
contain GMOs.
WE NOW HAVE CRAFT BEER ON TAP
FRIDAY Coulotte steak
over sautéed spinach with kidney beans
SATURDAY: Pan seared salmon
served with green beans and coconut rice
topped with sweet sriracha sauce.
Open for Lunch & Dinner • Lunch Specials Daily
Reservations Suggested.
165 M APLE S T . • 541-997-9811•
Hours
Tues-Sat:
11:30am-9pm
WWW . MAPLESTREETGRILLE . COM
The Grill & Lounge
at Sandpines
Lunch served Wed-Sun 11:30-5:00
HAPPY HOUR 2-5 Wed-Sun
DINNER SPECIAL
Purchase 1st entrée receive 2nd 1/2 price
Dinner FRI and SAT nights from 5-8pm
Expires 6/30/15
1201 35th Street at Kingwood, Florence
Highway 101 & 35 St.
541-997-4623
Hi, Welcome Restaurant
to Mo’s
Mo’s
®
~ FEATURED LOW-CARB SELECTIONS ~
Every Month
Mo's Grilled,
has brought
"Motivation
SALMON:
Poached, in or special
Blackened
for Kids"
tables
which
raise
money
for
local
charities
CHICKEN BREAST: Boneless, Skinless Breast of Chicken
that are devoted to helping the wellbeing of local
SHRIMP SKEWERS: 2 Grilled Shrimp Skewers
children. This month FLORENCE HEAD START
All of the above are served with
local
charity
being
Green Beans is or the
Mixed
Steamed
Veggies
and honored.
a Shrimp Dinner Salad
NEW
By sitting at these
tables ITEMS
you help a
specific
local RIBS:
charity
each
BBQ PORK
Baby
Back and
Pork Ribs with the
every time. We James
thank Gang
you BBQ
for Sauce
that!
BLACKENED SALMON CEASAR SALAD
Mo’s Old
Town, Florence • Daily 11 am - 8 pm
®
Mo’s
Town,
Florence
• Daily
11 am - 8 pm
Serving Old
Bowls
of comfort
for Over
50 Years
Serving Bowls of comfort for Over 50 Years • 541-997-2185
FLORENCE FAVORITES~
THE ORIGINAL
ROOSTER SCRAMBLE
Diced ham, cream cheese & green onions.
Served with hash browns
and choice of toast.
Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7 am - 2 pm.
435 Highway 101 • 541-902-2449
Le Bouchon
P ROVISIONS
W INE B AR & S ALES - D ELICATESSEN
Prime Rib Wednesday
Includes yukon mashed
potatoes and salad. Only
$16
1285 Bay Street in Old Town Florence, OR 97439
(541) 902-8338
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am to Close
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
S urfside Restaurant
Locally Baked Pastries – Breads – Muffins
Sandwiches - Soup - Salads
•  Big Fat Meat Loaf Sandwich
•  Mac & Cheese • Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche
• Morning Glory Muffins
Willamette Valley Raw Milk Cheeses
Weekend Wine Tasting • Wine of the Month
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard
Red - Pinot Noir • White - Gruner Veltliner
Open Daily 10 am - 5pm • Closed Mondays
1277 Bay Street- Old Town Florence - 5 41-902 -1391
Friday/ Saturday: 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sunday –Thursday: 7 a.m. -9 p.m.
CALL for RESERVATIONS:
541-997-8263
88416 First Avenue Florence