This study aims to evaluate if soya consumption can compromise or positively influence the effects of the Mediterranean diet (MD).
A full literature review has been conducted as part of a proposal of a new point of view on the consumption of soya and its derivatives in areas where until a few decades ago this type of food did not exist at all.
There does not seem to be any contraindications for soy systematic use, therefore, excluding historical-geographical reasons, soya could be included in an MD without altering the benefits associated with it.
Soya is not advised as a typical food in the MD, but promoting its use could probably contribute to increase the variety of the diet and likely consolidates the positive health benefits characteristic of MD.
To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this review is one of the first to evaluate soybean consumption within the MD.
Aulisa, G., Binda, C., Padua, E., Pratesi, A., Bellia, A., Bellia, C. and Lombardo, M. (2020), "If we eat soy, do we keep the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet?", Nutrition & Food Science , Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/NFS-10-2019-0322Download as .RIS
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