Soybean Products Health Benefits

Athena By Athena , 3rd Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Soybean products are nutrient-rich food worthy to be part of anyone's pantry. Take a look at the health benefits soybean products can offer.

Health Benefits of Soybean Products

One of the most noteworthy of all food items is the soybean. As an economical protein source it has qualities like no other. In itself it is a complete protein source. Soybean has been used for centuries by many ancient people particularly the Chinese and other Asian people. These races lived healthy, strong, and long lives despite the low cost of their meals. A lot of proteins and essential nutrients of their diet were supplied by soybean products.

More and more people are becoming aware nowadays about the benefits of soybean products which, as an added plus, can be produced so inexpensively. Soybean may even help solve one of the hunger problems of this overpopulated human race.

Almost 40 percent of the soybean is pure protein. This is twice that of meat and four times more than that of eggs, wheat, and other cereals. To add, nearly 20% of the soybean is made up of superior quality vegetable oil without cholesterol content. Because soybeans are low in carbohydrate content, diabetics can also include this as part of their diet.

Soybeans are highly alkaline and they also provide essential vitamins the body needs. The sprouted soybean, popularly used in Oriental dishes, is rich source vitamin C. The dried beans contain some B complex vitamins and vitamin A. Studies have shown that soy milk helps in growth development, similar to the highest quality cow's milk, but of course, would still not equal the quality of human breast milk. This is the reason why soy milk is recommended to nourish human babies who are allergic to cow's milk.

These are only among the few of the reasons why soybean is considered a truly remarkable food. However, if any uncomfortable effect is felt after the intake of any soy product, it is best to consult a doctor immediately. There could be a possibility that you may be allergic to soya products. Just like with any dietary move, consult a doctor or a nutritionist prior to the inclusion of any major food item in your diet.

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