Has Denise Austin lost her mind -- a magic bean???  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
6/10/2005 2:11 pm

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Has Denise Austin lost her mind -- a magic bean???

On the Denise Austin, a famed exercise guru, site, she refers to soy as:

"A "Magic" Bean!
For many Americans, soy remains in the realm of "foreign cuisine." But this little green bean packs a powerful punch – from lowering heart disease risk to preventing cancer! Look for it in a cake form, called tofu, in your grocer's produce section, or see if your market carries "whole" soybeans, called edamame, in the frozen foods section. Not sure what to do with it? Here are some ideas:
Serve the tofu just like meat: sliced up in stir-fries, soups, or other dishes. Bland on its own, tofu is transformed once it absorbs the flavors of the foods and sauces it's cooked with. A 3-ounce slice contains just 50 calories!
Boil edamame beans for five minutes, sprinkle them with salt, and eat them shelled for a snack. A 1/2 cup serving contains 127 calories and is packed with fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C!

This simple-to-cook food is sure to become one of your favorites! Yum!"

What do you think? Do you feel that they soy bean is "magical"??? or, even, beneficial???

Do you eat soy/tofu/etc as a regular part of your diet? or, even just every now and then????

Does liking soy/tofu mean that you are necessarily a vegetarian??? Can you like it and just be someone who likes to vary their dietary intake???


PS While I am hungry right now, I am not sure that I am necessarily hungry enough to have some soy or tofu in my dietary intake plans!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 11:21 am

sexyfitwoman - Well... moderation in most things is probably the ticket. I don't think anyone can have too much sex, for instance!!

Never tried the soya nuts... I am not fond of corn nuts.. so it just doesn't appeal to me...

Oh well...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 11:19 am

hbgirl2 - a negative impact for something that has been considered, for many, to be so "healthy"???? hmmmm...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 11:17 am

keithcancook - Me neither... haven't had a hankering for this or sushi!!! Although I TRY to eat healthy...

keithcancook 60M
17865 posts
6/11/2005 8:22 am

I am not a fan of this food source.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 6:15 am

nancy725 - Ewww.. Chocolate chalk... yuck... hmmm.. scratch that off of my "to try" list!!!

ps I do agree about Denise Austin's squeal... too much for me too!!! Especially, early in the morning...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 6:14 am

man4nooners1 - Yep, I actually enjoy a veggie-burger every now and then... Not too bad. I'm with you...didn't know about the chocolate milk... will have to try that, but will need Borden's Hi-Pro Milk for the macaroni & cheese...


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 4:03 am

cajunpet - 25g a day. BTW, how many people actually count that what their intake is each day. How would you really ever know????

And, in regards to my knee, it remains in sheer pain and kept me awake at night -- especially, when I wanted to roll over or sleep in a different manner. What a royal pain that is!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/11/2005 4:00 am

mi_mwpm - I agree ... there are claims that tofu tastes like whatever you are cooking with, but I haven't really discovered that to be true; however, I don't mind in the chinese hot/sour soup.

Edamame - never really heard of that; however, if it is extra salty, I best stay away from it as well.

man4nooners1 46M
155 posts
6/10/2005 11:59 pm

Hmmm, I tried the soy milk and it really didn't do it for me. Maybe I should have tried the chocolate milk... Some of the veggie-type burgers which use soy are actually pretty tasty.

cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
6/10/2005 10:53 pm

"The FDA's health claim on soy protein, which states "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."

Off topic: How is the pain in your knee, and is the swelling going down?

Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

mi_mwpm 51M

6/10/2005 9:00 pm

Tofo is just a way to get rid of the excess sponge-rubber we have lying about. Claims that it flavors up like whatever it's cooking in are generally lies, although I did have one(!) dish that contained tofu that actually did look and taste like chicken, although the consistancy still wasn't there.

Edamame is pretty good though. Haven't made it a regular part of the diet, but I probably should - although the salt might offset whatever gains the soy is giving me.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/10/2005 7:30 pm

bronwer - high protein diets are good.. That I can understand.... I try to eat a lot of fish and chicken just for that reason...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/10/2005 7:29 pm

jayR63 - Yeah.. I am having problems with the magic part as well!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/10/2005 7:28 pm

Elysia2005 - chocolate soy milk... anything disguised with chocolate ought to be good!!! soy nuts taste like peanuts and in the same lovely flavors???? hmmmm

bronwer 67M
1 post
6/10/2005 5:06 pm

Right now I'm just experimenting with high protein diets IE: atkin/mixed with South Beach and portion size. My older brother loves the stuff in tofu form. I have eaten it once in a while but plan to eat more. thanks for the veiw

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/10/2005 4:15 pm

I only drink soymilk. It has no lactose so I don't contribute to the methane in the atmosphere and is my main source of protein.

As for the bean form, if it doesn't come ready-to-eat or microwavable, I ain't having it.

Soy does contain phytoestrogens, has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer and can help releive some symtoms of menopause.It's good for you but magic?

rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
6/10/2005 4:12 pm

I know that chocolate soy milk ROCKS... and I also eat soy nuts, similar to peanuts, you can even get them in flavors (honey roasted, BBQ, etc)... And they ARE quite good for you. Years ago I tried the tofu ice cream; it, too, was surprisingly good. Tofu itself, I'm not so sure about, though Whole Foods makes a mean kung pao tofu...

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