I think I've gotten to the point where I need to add more soy to my diet.
Apparently a diet high in soy counteracts some of the effects of aging, most notably that zany fun time known as peri-menopause. Because I am starting to suspect that it somehow sneaked up on me when I wasn't paying attention.
I know most of you are way too young, or way too male, or both, to sit through a post on menopause, but try to think of it as a travelogue of sorts - a journey to a land to which you never particularly cared to travel. And some of you never may, while the rest of you will only go there because your job demands it.
Recently I've been waking up way too hot during the night - which I could handle - my sleep was a little disrupted, but it really wasn't a big deal. In the past few days though, I've been having a couple of episodes of failure to thermoregulate during the waking hours. That's a whole other ball game.
Thus I am going to try to incorporate more soy products into my daily diet. But I could sure use some suggestions. I do love edamame, but seriously you can only eat so much of that. I quite like tofu, particularly fried in hot chili sauce, but the rest of the family is less than keen. I did buy some soy yogurt the other day, but I am a little afraid to eat it, as the only flavours they had were ones that I don't particularly like even in normal yogurt.
And don't even talk to me about soy milk. That stuff makes me gag. And I have an iron gut normally. It's that greasy mouth feel that I have a problem with.
Has anybody tried toasted soy nuts? I've been looking for them. But I don't really want to buy any soy snack food like soy chips, because I am looking to replace some of my diet, not add to it with snacks. Although I was eyeing up the soy ice cream.
Any suggestions would be met with gratitude, an open mind, and flushed cheeks.