Some foods don't add B12 or aminos

edited November 2019 in Ask An Expert


Love the app. I am trying to cut way down on eating meat.

A couple of questions:

1) How much soy is recommended

2) I eat salmon. When I use the "Add Food" function and add the brand I use, the app doesn't add the B12 or show under any of the amino acids. Is there a reason for this?

I attached a photo that shows salmon contributing to my overall protein but none of the amino acids or the B12. There was an error displaying this embed.


Best Answers

  • @Acaste

    To answer your first question, there is no agreed upon limit (or strong evidence that there should be a limit) for soy. As a nutrition professional, I would encourage you to include minimally processed soy (i.e. edamame, soy beans, tempeh, tofu) at least 1 x per day (standard amount is 150 g or 3/4 cup). Beans, lentils, and chickpeas should also be included at least 1-2x per day in similar portions to replace animal protein.

    Kind regards,

  • @Acaste

    Oops! Forgot to answer part 2 - haha!

    The reason that information isn't showing up is because you used a brand name of salmon and the label doesn't have a complete nutrient profile. I recommend using a generic salmon to ensure you account for all nutrients.

    Kind regards,


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