Can You Eat Soy Beans (Soya Beans or Edamame) on the Dukan Diet?
Because the Dukan Diet is constantly evolving the information on what you can and cannot eat changes. Up until today I’ve always based the advice I’ve given about soy(a) beans on the information in my UK copy of the Dukan Diet book. In the book Dr Dukan very clearly lists soya beans at item number 95 of the 100 healthy foods that keep you healthy.
However I just checked the online chat which took place earlier today (7 October 2011) at www.dukandiet.co.uk and found the following question and answer.
Question : Since Dr. Dukan is on line, I need to ask him to please clarify something: In his book he says that “soya beans” are allowed in the cruise phase on PV days because they contain a lot of protein . But in the list of allowed foods I read something else, and I am still not sure if this is allowed or not. I asked one of the moderators and the answer was no, it is not allowed. I wonder why it would be listed in the book. I love soya beans EDAMAME and would love to have them if they are allowed. Otherwise I will wait off course, but it would be such a treat. Thank you!
Dr Dukan : Actually I’m glad to hear about you and your relevant question. About soya, what is permitted is tofu in the proteins section and soya sprouts in the vegetable section because tofu is plenty of proteins and soya sprouts have lost all their fat . But soya beans are not allowed because they are full of fat so please have some tofu and/or sprouts as much as you want but wait until the start of your consolidation phase to have some edamame as your starch portion. Have a nice day.
As you can see the answer above came straight from Dr Dukan himself and he is now saying that only soy(a) bean sprouts can be eaten as a vegetable but not soy(a) beans themselves.
I shall therefore be changing the advice that I give based on this new information.