Soybean, also known as soya bean, is a specie of legume that have become one of the most widely consumed foods in the world.
They are extremely useful for human health, they are easy to cultivate as well.
The Soybean is high in protein, and is also a decent source of both carbs and fat
HEALTH BENEFITS FOR SOYA BEANS
Soy foods are rich in vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium and fiber.
Soybean has a wealth of health benefits which makes it one of the best sought after legumes in the market
BY PRODUCTS OF SOYBEANS
There are varities of products gotten from soybeans, they include; soy cheese, soy yogurt, soy nut butter, soy sauce, soy oil, soy milk and soy ice cream
Soybean contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that have been linked with various health benefits. Some of these benefits are;
Soybean is an extremely important source of protein
When you have enough proteins in your body, then your metabolic functioning and overall system will get a major boost
Proteins from soybean ensure the proper health and regrowth of cells if they need to be repaired or replaced
PREVENTION OF BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCER
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in modern society
Eating soy products has been linked with increased breast tissue in women
Like wise, most observational studies indicate that consumption of soy products may reduce risk of breast cancer.
HEALTHY WEIGHT GAIN
Soybean and soy-based products have been associated with appetite suppression, which can help people eliminate overeating
Also, soybean provides a decent amount of fiber and protein, which can help lead to weight gain, if soybeans are eaten in large quantities.
Furthermore, the weight that it can provide your body is not unhealthy high-fat or high cholesterol in nature
This will protects you from dangerous conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
ALLEVIATION OF MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when menstruation stops.
Also, it is often associated with unpleasant symptoms, such as sweating, hot flashes, and mood swings, effects that are brought about by a reduction in estrogen levels.
Studies indicate that isoflavones, a family of phytoestrogens found in soybeans, may alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by reduced bone density and increased risk of fractures, especially in elderly women.
Consumption of soy products (alongside Dates) may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women that have undergone menopause.
Soybeans are rich in fiber which is one of the most common elements to be lacking in a person’s diet.
Fiber actually bulks up your stool, making it move through your digestive system smoothly.
Also, it is vital to our bodies because constipation can be a very serious condition that can lead to more serious conditions, including colorectal cancer.
The vitamin B complex levels in soybean are high, and the high levels of folic acid are very important for pregnant women
Folic acid ensures the prevention of neural tube defects in infants, which ensures a happy and healthy baby.
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