If you are experiencing discomfort during menopause—hot flashes and mood swings, for instance—or if you're worried about your chances for osteoporosis or breast cancer, the solution may be right on your kitchen shelf: soy foods. Soy happens to be one of the best sources of isoflavones, which protect not only against common menopausal discomforts but also the #1 killer of North American women: heart disease. Isoflavones can also ward off osteoporosis, stroke, breast cancer, and other diseases that affect women after menopause. Learn how to make delicious meals with soy foods that will protect your and your family's health.
Bryanna Clark Grogan has been a food writer and teacher for more than 30 years. Her interest in cooking began before she can remember and having her first child sparked a lifelong interest in nutrition. She is also the author of Authentic Chinese Cooking, Nonna's Italian Kitchen, 20 Minutes to Dinner, The Almost No Fat Cookbook, Authentic Chinese Cuisine, and The Almost No Fat Holiday Cookbook. She lives with her husband Brian on idyllic Denman Island, off the coast of Vancouver.