An interesting new study suggests that eating soy products may boost your metabolism, and help you to lose weight:
Soy in your diet may not make you eat less overall, but it appears to make the body burn up what you consume to a greater degree and store less of it as fat.
That increase in metabolism identified in a University of Illinois study wasn’t what UI Professor Elvira de Mejia and colleagues expected.
“I really thought we were going to see a reduction in food intake,” de Mejia said recently. “We didn’t.”
The rats in the study ate the same amount, but they still lost weight, apparently as a result of a metabolic boost.
So where do you find soy products? You’ll find soy milks, soy bread, and other soy products on the supermarket shelves. Here’s a great article about soy and its benefits.