The Plant Proof Podcast (Episode 198): Soy foods and cardiometabolic health

Dr. Matthew NagraCholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Podcasts

In this episode of The Plant Proof Podcast, following up our previous discussion of soy foods, hormones, and cancer risk in Episode 197, Simon Hill and I focus on soy’s impact on cardiovascular disease risk, type 2 diabetes risk, and bone health. In addition, we bring some attention to the nutritional value and protein quality of soy products as well, and do discuss some non-soy hot topics.

In case you want to check out my previous appearances on the podcast, I first appeared on the show for Episode #113, where I discussed more broadly how I use evidence-based nutrition in my practice to help my patients thrive, and I returned to the podcast for Episode #133 where I specifically helped tackle the topic of protein.

In this episode we explore a variety of topics beyond just soy, many of which are listed below.

Topics include:

  • Answering some questions that came up with last week’s episode, including soy’s relationship with PCOS and endometriosis.
  • How soy foods affect disease biomarkers.
  • The Portfolio (cholesterol-lowering) diet.
  • Nut and oil consumption, and their impact on cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Soy consumption and type 2 diabetes risk.
  • Polyunsaturated fats and blood sugar management.
  • How processing food may or may not affect its healthfulness.
  • Soy foods and bone health.
  • Soy vs. animal-based protein.
  • Choosing a plant-based milk.
  • And much more.

You can listen here. Enjoy!