Purpose: This study aims to evaluate if soya consumption can compromise or positively influence the effects of the Mediterranean diet (MD). Design/methodology/approach: 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. Findings: 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. Practical implications: 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. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this review is one of the first to evaluate soybean consumption within the MD.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Nutrition and Dietetics
Bellia, C., Bellia, A., Padua, E., Lombardo, M., Pratesi, A., Aulisa, G., & Binda, C. (2020). If we eat soy, do we keep the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet? NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE, ahead-of-print.