SOYA BEAN FOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Soyabean botanically Glycine max mer. Belons to family leguminosae. In sanskrit it is known as garikulay
The name soya is of cinese origin – shu or sai . At one time soya and honey was considered holy food. It has its first reference in a chinese book ofa king Shennung of China way back in 2838 BC. It is now a very famous crop all over the world. Seeds are used
It is nutritive , anti diabetic, anti eczema, anti constipation, proteinous, provides amino acids
It contains more protein, fat, fibre, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, Vit. B complex, Vit. E
1. Soya bean milk is very useful in the treatment of many diseases . This milk is prepared by soaking beans over night in water, removing its skin and grinding toa fine paste. After that water is added three times to the paste and is boiled and filterd , and after adding sugar it is used. It is just like natural milk
2. Cardiovascular health-Substituting saturated fat sources with unsaturated fats may help lower your cholesterol levels. Elevated serum cholesterol levels lead to atherosclerosis and the increased risk for heart disease. The National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois says the oil derived from soybeans contains no cholesterol and is a source of polyunsaturated fat. Soybean oil is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including the two essential fatty acids called linoleic acid and linolenic acid. These two essential fatty acids are precursors to hormones that regulate smooth muscle contractions and blood pressure. Because your heart is a muscle, there is significance in this health benefit. Soybeans are a source of soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and potentially reduce the risk for heart disease.
1. 1. Prevent colon cancer- Soybeans are a source of insoluble fiber, which adds bulk to stools and helps waste pass quickly through the digestive tract. According to the Mayo Clinic, a high-fiber diet normalizes bowel movements and promotes digestive health. Adding soybeans to your diet may prevent colon cancer, diverticular disease, constipation and hemorrhoids
2. Supports bone density and ease symptoms of menopause - Soybeans have a high concentration of calcium, which is a mineral crucial to bone health. Soybeans contain isoflavones, which are substances that have a chemical structure very similar to estrogen. Isoflavonesinfo says isoflavones can interfere as well as activate the activity of your own estrogen. During menopause, when estrogen levels drop, isoflavones bind to the estrogen receptors in cells and ease the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. The isoflavones in soybeans increase bone density in women and offer protection against osteoporosis.1. symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. The isoflavones in soybeans increase bone density in women and offer protection against osteoporosis.
2. Diabetes- It is beneficial to diabetic as it contains very little amount of starch
3. Anemia-It is useful in anemic conditions as it contains enough iron
4. Skin- It is considered as a valuable food remedy in eczema and other skin diseases