Healing properties of soy

Better cardiovascular health

Heightened cholesterol levels can lead to arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, heart blockages, stroke… Naturally occurring compounds found in soybeans, including isoflavones, genistein, daizein and glycetein, help reduce the negative effects of cholesterol and regulate levels over the long-term.

-The US FDA recommends 25 g of soy protein as part of daily intake to maintain good cardiovascular health.

-In countries where soy-based food and drink products are enjoyed regularly, rates of heart disease are low.

Reduced risk of obesity

Soy-based food and drink products are naturally low in starches, rich in protein and a source of several amino acids. Also low in cholesterol and saturated fats, these products are very effective at regulating fat intake, reducing body fat stored around the waist and bringing hunger levels down.

Reduced risk of diabetes

People with diabetes suffer from high blood sugar. The reason for this is absent insulin or reduced insulin function preventing sugar from being sent to the liver or stored in fat cells. Soy-based food and drink products are very low in sugar and high in natural fiber, making them a safe addition to a blood-sugar conscious diet.

More vibrant skin and hair

Soybeans contain the organic compound BBIC, which inhibits the function of protease, an enzyme that can lead to skin diseases such as sclerosis. The frequent enjoyment of soy based products can help to:

-Reduce the visible signs of aging and give the skin a radiant and tighter look.

-Encourage the growth of stronger, healthier hair.

Reduce the effects of osteoporosis

Soy-based food and drink products are not rich in calcium but are a good source of isoflavones, antioxidant compounds which can prevent bone degradation and assist with the delivery of calcium to bones.

Cancer prevention

Soy-based food and drink products are known to have the following cancer fighting properties:

-The presence of genistein has the effect of preventing damaged cells, reducing the risk of cancer.

-The Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor found in soy protein can in some instances fight the spread of cancer.

-The compound daizein found in soy protein can, when taken in large doses, stimulate the immune system, screen out dangerous elements, and reduce the overall risk of cancer.

The large amount of fiber in soybeans can prevent cancers of the stomach and digestive tract.

Reduce discomfort associated with the onset of menopause

Many discomforts associated with menopause are the direct result of falling estrogen levels. The natural isoflavones found in soybeans have a similar effect to estrogen and can reduce many of the discomforts associated with the onset of menopause. The regular consumption of soy-based foods and drinks is therefore a safe and easy way to reduce these discomforts, and often the method of choice.