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If you are like most sports parents, you simply want to know how to find valid information that tells you what and when to feed your young athlete so they can perform at their best. Here's a list of websites, books, and key resources to help you fuel wisely, eat healthfully, and feel confident with your food choices.

Soy A Smart Protein Substitute For Diabetic Athletes

While recent research concerning soy and blood glucose or insulin control has produced conflicting results, Dr. Mark Messina, associate adjunct professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University, believes soy can play an important role in managing blood sugar levels. "I think the most that can be said at this point is that soyfoods have a low glycemic index," Messina says. "The carbohydrate in soy does not lead to a quick rise in blood sugar levels, and thus, soy is useful for diabetics."
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