By Mary N. DiZazzo

SOY-Use it Inside and Out!

Ciao bella,

I have made soy an everyday part of my diet. Just a cup of soymilk in the morning seems to keep those “hot” moments cooler! If you know what I mean!

Soy is a legume native to east Asia, grown as part of crop rotation due to their ability to add nitrogen in the soil. The United States is the most recent leader in the production of soybeans. They are high in protein and vitamins A, E and K. The oil is produced by solvent extraction.

A healthy and delicious soy snack is Edame—look for it in the frozen foods or your fav Japanese restaurant. So lo-cal and good for you.

Soy is not only a healthy addition to a women’s diet but can also be found on the cosmetic counter. Soy oil and its qualities are natural antioxidants that block out the harmful rays of the sun. Soy oil is known to treat wrinkles, repair skin and improve elasticity.

Soy is also used to protect and moisturize dry skin.

Look for soy in lip care products, mineral makeup, shampoos and conditioners, moisturizers, anti-aging skin care, body oils and soaps.

So stay looking beautiful and look for Soy.

Buona giornata, and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or