10 Ways Your Diet Should Change After 40, According To Nutritionists

Don’t let myths turn you off from nutrient-rich options like edamame, tofu, soy milk, and tempeh. “While many women may be concerned with the risk of breast cancer in eating too much soy, there is little evidence to support this is true,” Scritchfield explains. “These foods are rich in plant estrogens which can help reduce hot flashes.” And they’ve also been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. New to soy foods? “You want to seek out minimally-processed soy such as edamame and tempeh (made from soybeans and healthy bacteria) rather than soy protein bars or heavily processed soy hot dogs,” Brissette advises.