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Vegetarian (Bean, Cheese, Tofu) Tried
Soy protein can help lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides without changing HDL cholesterol. 25 gm/day can lower LDL 10 percent. You have to keep saturated and transfats low too, though, because they interfere with the liver's ability to remove LDL cholesterol from the body. Soy also protects bones by helping them "hang on" to calcium. It has a strong antioxidant effect thanks to the phytochemical isoflavone and helps maintain stable blood sugar levels thanks to soluble fiber. It contains omega-3 fatty acids and lots of minerals too. "Healthy Cooking Across America"