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Population with highest soy consumption is remarkably healthy and long-lived

November 12, 2010

The elder Okinawans consume two servings of soy per day – 12 percent of their diet – and are known, through the extensive 25-year Okinawa Centenarian Study, to be among the healthiest and longest-lived people in the world. The study’s authors concluded that high soy consumption was one of the primary reasons that the elder Okinawans enjoy such robust health and longevity.

Unfortunately, the younger generation of Okinawans is not so healthy. They have gravitated toward fast food and higher meat and dairy consumption.

Replacing cow’s milk with soymilk is one easy way to consume soy on a regular basis. See our food guide for more ideas.

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