How much soy should you eat? A VERY common question when you turn plant-based! A lot of plant-based foods use soy as an alternative, so we can end up having a lot more soy in our meals than we’re used to…but how much is too much?
I recommend 0-3 servings a day.
Some doctors or researchers recommend no more than 3-5 servings a day.
The reason this recommendation isn’t higher is because it would place too much emphasis on one type of food, which is inconsistent with getting variety in your diet.
Less processed soy like:
- Soy milk
Contains all the essential amino acids (woot woot!) and contains fiber, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, calcium, iron, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. But watch out for the processed forms like soybean oil and soy lecithin – these are very common food additives! Chances are however, if you’re focusing on whole foods you’re doing a great job avoiding these soy-based additives.
Soy can be a great addition to your plant-based meals!
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