Well, the present generation is very much aware of healthy life style and always looking for something very beneficial for health, Unlike the way in 1995s, where junk food has changed the meaning of food for life . Now, there is nearly none, who skip the healthy meals and go for junk /fast food corners.
Ok..with that said, Im not sure whether there could be anyone who doesnt know how good the 'Soya Beans' could be for health.
Ok now..lets go thru Soya Beans..
Soya Beans belongs to the family of 'legumes'. It could probably be the one of the first cultivated crops by man. In a certain country (im not much sure which one) its also called as 'Not only just a food for body but also its food for soul' and also called as 'Yellow Jewel'
CONTENTS: (100 grams of soya ~ 397 calories energy)
- Rich contents of Vitamin A, E, K, & some B complex
- Abundant contents of minerals like: Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, Calcium
- Some other constituents like: Soflavanes, Sponins and Phytosterols
- Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and other dietary fibre
- 9 Essential amino acids that human body needs
- Soya bean is rich in iron and it has been found very beneficial to the people who are suffering with anemia. But, it should be given in readily available form to anaemics.
- Soya bean contains lenuleic acids which will benefit the hairs, skin and glands.
- Scientifically it is proved that a diet high in Soya proteins has a protection effect against breast, colon and prostate cancer. Why? cos Anti oxidants and isoflavones found in Soya fight free radicals and there by prevents cancer
- As per the dieticians recommendations, our diet should include 40 grams of dietary fibre every day. Since Soya bean is very rich in fibre, it will provide enough daily desired dietary fibre. The fibre has got the property of holding water, behaves like a sponge and facilitates easy, free, smooth bowel movement. Thus Soya bean helps in alleviating piles and eliminating constipation.
- Dietary fibre content decreases the after meal glucose levels in the blood. Due to this miracle effect, Soya bean consumption will helps in getting the feeling of fullness in the stomach, controls blood glucose levels as well as tries to control the body weight.
- Since Soya bean is the rich source of Vitamins of B Complex, it stimulates the growth of intestinal bacteria.
- The laboratory studies on the Cardiovascular system have shown interesting encouraging results when high Soya diets was given to monkeys, lowered ‘bad’ cholesterol level almost as effective as drugs. This encouragingly, in turn reduces the risk of heart related diseases and the rate of heart attacks by as much as 75%. It is also proved that consumption of Soya bean drastically reduces the ‘BAD’ Cholesterol levels in the blood. It fight against atherosclerosis and helps to maintain proper blood circulation without farming any blockages. Soya has got the ability of controlling atherosclerosis which is the prime cause of cardio vascular diseases. It has shown that Soya consuming patients reduced 10% bad cholesterol, reduced 22% triglycerides, reduced 14% hamosystines in their blood tests.
- Soya bean contains high lecithin and it is highly effective in mental fatigue and various nervous disorders.
- Soya bean is the tonic of immune system. It improves the immune system, particularly old age people, by boosting anti bodies production by 65%.
- Soya bean reduces inflammatory activity in skin. It is also regarded as valuable in the remedy of eczema, other infections and preventing in various kinds of skin allergies.
- Soya bean consumption lower the chances of Cataract development in the eyes.
- Soya bean is very much kidney friendly. It supports kidneys and helps to strengthen kidneys working system. It is a great food for diabetics, because of its strengthy support kidneys effectively works long, hence slows down the Kidney damage.
- Soya bean sprouts rich in anti oxidants and they fight against lung, colon, rectal, stomach, prostate, breast cancers.
- In type 2 diabetic patients, body cells cant recognize insulin. So, they cant absorb the glucose from the blood, so, since they cant absorb enough glucose, cells will steadily constantly damage and the excess glucose in blood flow in to urine, which ultimately increases the Kidneys load steadily leads to kidney damage. But, it is observed that the diabetic patients who regularly consume Soya bean their ulbumin discharge in urine was reduced by 9.5% compared to non Soya consuming diabetic patients. So, Soya bean is very highly respected as friendly food for diabetics.
- Soya protein wonderfully works in reducing the excess body weight in obessy people. Whenever one reduces the excess body weight, then in type 2 diabetic patients it reduces the insulin resistance in the body. So the diabetics will be in control. If you prevent your body with awareness not to exceed normal specified body weight, then you are sure and safe that far away from the attack of multi complicated life disorder diabetics. Thus Soya bean helps in controlling your body weight and keeps off from diabetics.
- Soya protein has been found to have unlimited benefits in improving women’s health. Especially for menopausal women, it has shown advantageous results in breast and prostate cancers. It reduces the hot flushes and memory loss.
- Bone loss in the first 4 years after menopause is faster than after 12 years. Studies conducted on such women slows Soya protein shown increase in bone mass or at least further bone loss has been arrested. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become brittle and hence more easily liable for cracks and breaks. There are many risk factors for osteoporosis, including ageing, harmones deficiency, a chronic insufficient intake of calcium and a reduntary life style etc. Clinical studies shown that vegetarian women who have consumed higher intake of Soya protein have a lower risk of developing osteoporosis.
- It is enough if one consumes regularly 25 – 50 grams per day to get all usual health benefit expected.
- Foods derived from Soya beans include tofu, tempty, soya milk, vegetable protein, soya flour, milo, sprouts, soya sauce and meat substitutes etc.
- TOFU: It is paneer prepared with Soya bean rich in minerals and an excellent source of high quality proteins, polyunsaturated fat, B-complex vitamins and iron. It is bland in taste. It can be included in vegetable palao, vegetable fried rice, by roasting tofu peas and mixing with palao. It can also be crumbled or sliced and added to vegetable noodles, spring roles or cutlets. Can be used as substitute to paneer in side dishes.
- SOYA BEAN OIL: This mainly contains polyunsaturated fats, rich in Vitamin E, which is powerful anti oxidant. Oil can be as usual used for cooking.
- SOYA MILK: This is the great source of protein equivalent to animal protein. It is available in different flavours. Soya milk doesn’t contain saturated fats or cholesterol and it is extremely beneficial to those who have high blood cholesterol.
- SOYA FLOUR: This is the very simple and popularly common form of using Soya as routine use. Add a cup of soya flour for every four cups of atta to make chapathis. This will not give any indication of Soya’s strong flavour
- SOYA SAUCE: This is the combination of Soya and Wheat and used in many Chinese dishes, now even used in Indian homes as well.