Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 12 April 2013 Soya Soya helps to lower the risk of heart disease and may reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Soya helps to lower the risk of heart disease and may reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers. It steadies the blood sugar levels and can help ease menopausal symptoms. It also eases constipation. In an airtight container, soya beans keep well. They must be soaked for five hours and cooked for two hours before they go tender.Soya is quite high in calories, but has many health benefits. A 100 g serving daily, either as tofu, flour or beans is recommended. Tofu is the richest source of calcium that is not a dairy product. Calories 141 Calcium 83 mg Fat 7,3 g Fibre 6,1mg Folate 54mcg Iron 3mg Potassium 510mg Protein 14g Vitamin E 1,1 mg Zinc 0,9 mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Seeds: small in size, big in benefits! More: Healthy FoodNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.