Soy

What are they?

Soy (soybean) is a native legume in East Asia. This species is rich in content of protein, so it is planted as food for human and livestock. Soy is not only easy to grow but also economically efficient, so it is used widely to meet the needs of protein in diets of human and livestock.

Soy benefits

Health benefits

Healthy Weight Gain

In fact, it is very beneficial for people would like to gain and lose weight in a healthy way without high cholesterol or unhealthy high-fat in nature. That means your body will be kept away the following dangerous healthy problems: cardiovascular diseases and diabetes­1.

Other health problem prevention

The antioxidants levels in soy are great to prevent the onset of different cancers

The unsaturated and healthier fat and the fibre of soybeans will help you lower your cholesterol and even prevent atherosclerosis leading to strokes and heart attacks. Especially, its two linolenic and linoleic fatty acids can maintain suitable blood pressure levels1.

Menopause

The great source of isoflavones in soybeans will bind to your estrogen receptor cells as long as most of your menopause’s symptoms are decreased: hunger pains, mood swings and hot flashes.

Bone Health

The appreciable levels of zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium and selenium are very important and essential in the osteotropic activity promotion. Soybeans not only help new bones to grow faster but also speed up the curing process of bone. With the elderly, it is especially more important.

Birth Defects

The complex levels of vitamin B and the high levels of folic acid in soybeans will help to prevent neural tube defects in infants.

Others: It is also very useful in circulation and oxygenation, diabetes, sleep disorders.

How to use them?

  • Soya Kebabs: the meaty texture of soy granules is the great replacement for meat.
  • Oat and Soya Pancakes: the combination of pancakes and soya flour, oatmeal is a healthy cooking method to begin a new day.
  • Soyognese – Soy Bolognese: This good vegetarian version of the meaty Bolognese sauce is for vegetarians.
  • Soya Stir Fry: this is the top in the healthy food list. You can get the speedy and simple recipe here.

 

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