Soy milk: Shake It Up!

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When I treasure hunt through the medical literature every year, there are three qualities I find myself using most often to sift the year’s nutritional nuggets into video form. Is it groundbreaking? Is it interesting? Is it practical?

In this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, for example, one of the most respected nutrition researchers in the world showed once again a plant-based diet could effectively replace cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor. No doubt interesting and useful information, but been there, done that. New studies on aluminum contamination in dairy and scombroid poisoning from canned tuna? Yawn. Covered both back in my volume 3 DVD.

Then there are the study results that may be interesting and innovative (dog rose berries have five times more antioxidants than blueberries?), but not practical to put into daily practice (what the heck are dog rose berries?). I’m always on the lookout for papers that have real-world implications, data with the potential to affect life’s day-to-day decisions. That’s the reasoning behind my HHH series, presenting the latest data on whether various foods and substances are bad for you, neither good nor bad, or good for you:

Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?
Airborne® Supplements
alfalfa sprouts
artificial butter flavor
artificial colors
artificial sweeteners
betel nuts
black pepper
chili peppers
citric acid
cocoa powder
coconut oil
cod liver oil
dragon fruit
fish oil supplements
folic acid supplements
glyconutrient supplements
goji berries
gum arabic
Herbalife® supplements
hibiscus tea
iron pills
kombucha tea
lutein supplements
lycopene supplements
mangosteen juice
matcha tea
multivitamin supplements
noni juice
osmanthus tea
peanut butter
red tea
selenium supplements
sodium benzoate
soy with breast cancer
spirulina supplements
star fruit
sweet potatoes
tulsi tea
vitamin C supplements
vitamin D supplements
vitamin E supplements
white potatoes
yerba maté
zinc gel for colds.

Today’s new video-of-the-day is in this “hands-on tips for daily living” category. My goal is for to provide not just the latest in nutrition, but the latest in applied nutrition.

-Michael Greger, M.D.

Other blogs on the JAMA study:
Best diet to lower your cholesterol
Diet beats meds for lowering cholesterol
Which foods actually lower your cholesterol?
The four foods that lower your cholesterol

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