Yum! Have you tried Marinated Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh by Turtle Island Foods, Inc.?
- Servings per box: 2
- Calories/serving: 130
- Sodium/serving: 300 mg
- Protein/serving: 12 g
This delicious source of protein is non-GMO. It’s sweetened with molasses and maple syrup (both are healthy, alkaline sweeteners). And, since it’s a soy product that’s been fermented, it’s safe to eat. (Other fermented soy products include natto, soy sauce, fermented soy milk and miso.)
Why is fermented soy healthier than other non-fermented soy products?
The phytochemicals which are found in the natural form of soy are toxic to the body. (They can negatively affect the immune system and digestive system; and have also been linked to PMS, attention deficit disorders, reproductive problems, allergies, cancer and heart disease.) Fermenting removes the dangerous phytochemicals found in soy and makes it rich in nutrition. However, even if you’re eating non-GMO, fermented soy, consume it in small quantities. (In Japan and China, they only consume about 1 oz. per day.)
How much protein to eat each day:
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Your daily protein intake should be between 50 and 100 grams if you are on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet.” (Exact amounts vary depending on a person’s age, activity levels, caloric intake and any health issues.) If you need a visual, four ounces of meat, poultry, etc. is about the size of a deck of cards and contains 25 to 35 grams of protein.
(We’ll cover more about the healthiest sources of protein and the best times to eat them in future articles.)Share