Benefits Of Soybea

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Old 20-Oct-2010
Benefits Of Soybea

Soybean is a species of legume that has been found to be native to East Asia. It is available in a wide variety of sizes as well as seed coat colors (black, brown, blue, yellow or mottled). The mature bean is covered with a hull that is hard and water resistant. Soybeans have a very high nutritional value, especially large amounts of protein. This makes them the perfect replacement for meat, which is rich in calories, fats and carbohydrates. In case you want to explore the health and nutrition benefits of eating soybean, make use of the information provided in the following lines.

Nutritional Value of Soybean
Given below is the amount of nutrients in 1 cup (172 gm) of soybean:

  • Calories - 297
  • Copper - 0.70 mg
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.32 g
  • Iron - 8.84 mg
  • Magnesium - 147.92 mg
  • Manganese - 1.42 mg d
  • Molybdenum - 129.00 mcg
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids - 1.03 g
  • Phosphorus - 421.40 mg
  • Potassium - 885.80 mg
  • Protein - 28.62 g
  • Tryptophan - 0.37 g
  • Vitamin A - 189 IU
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.49 mg
  • Vitamin K - 33.02 mcg

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Soybeans

  • Soybean has been found to be extremely beneficial for those suffering from diabetes.
  • Soybean gets digested very easily and is counted amongst the most nourishing and body building foods in the world.
  • When consumed by children, soybean helps in promoting their growth and development.
  • Being rich in lecithin, soybeans are said to be good for those having mental fatigue.
  • Regular consumption of soybean is associated with providing protection against cholesterol deposits.
  • Soybean is said to help lower cholesterol, through emulsification of fats in the body.
  • Soybeans provide protection against the development and hardening of the arteries and the resultant complications of heart, brain, kidneys and eyes.
  • Studies have shown that soybean helps a person stay lean, by causing his body to produce fewer and smaller fat cells.
  • Some studies have found soy protein to be associated with raising of the HDL cholesterol levels.
  • Soybeans are rich in fiber, making them good for those suffering from constipation.
  • Soybean reduces the stickiness of platelets and thus, helps in prevention of atherosclerosis.

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