Soy is a name used for food made from soy beans like soy milk, hot and cold soy beancurd and soy burgers. Originated in East Asia and now commonly known everywhere particularly in USA now, wows the world to its versatility to be processed into different food and oil.
Many people are asking if soy can be good for you, well folks the answer is yes. It has been scientifically proven that it indeed provide us health benefits.
Here are some of the benefits one can acquire just by eating soy made foods:
1. Soy reduces the risk of heart disease.
Intake of soy products as compared to animal products lessens cholesterol level. As we all know, bad cholesterol is not good for the heart and may trigger heart attack if consumed uncontrollably.
2. Prevent Prostate Cancer.
Men at their 60's are prone to prostate cancer. By that age, it must have been too late for anyone to prevent it. They should take preventive measures now. The best thing to do is start eating soy foods. Soy inhibits enzymes to stimulate prostate cell growth thus less chances of getting prostate cancer. Based on studies, Asian men has low cancer rates due to soy consumption.
Soy milk for instance helps lessen the testosterone production in men thus it lessens the risk of having prostate cancer.
3. Healthy Bones.
Just like milk, soy is also an alternative source of calcium that prevents the loss of bone tissues. It is also best in preventing osteoporosis and for women postmenopausal.
Phytoestrogen found in soy milk is a good estrogen replacement and intake of soy particularly soy milk alleviate the postmenopausalsyndrome.
4.Soy assists on diabetes.
By eating soy foods like soy flour, soy milk, soy burgers and hotdogs, soy nuts and soy bean sprouts have lower blood glucose levels than normal. This is because soy is high in hearty fiber.
Diabetic with high blood glucose should start eating soy foods to assist their health. It is also interesting to know that soy is easy on kidneys so you won’t have any problem with it.
5. Weight Loss.
For health conscious people, it is also advisable to eat soy foods. Soy lowers the sugar content. Instead of drinking carbonated food, or processed juice drinks it is advisable to drink Soy Milk instead.
Since soy is a good source of fiber, it will make you feel full most of the time. Thus it lessens the chance having food intakes every now and then.