Email to Your Friends

5 Health Benefits Of Soybean

5 Health Benefits Of Soybean

5 Health Benefits Of Soybean

5 Health Benefits Of Soybean

5 Health Benefits Of Soybean

1. Protein

Soybean is the richest plant source of protein. It contains 43 percent protein as compared to other legumes which contain 20 to 25 percent protein. Soy protein is also of the highest quality among  all legumes.

2. Fat

Soybeans are high in fat, too. Most legumes (except peanuts) contain between 2 to 14 percent fat, whereas soybean contains 19 percent fat. At the same time, most of the fat in soybeans is unsaturated and beneficial.

3. High in Fiber

A serving of soybeans provides approximately eight grams of dietary fiber. However, some soy foods are processed in ways that decrease the fiber content significantly. Tofu and soymilk contain very little fiber, while soy foods that utilize the whole bean such as tempeh, soy flour and textured soy protein are high in fiber.

4. Calcium

Soy foods are a good source of calcium in comparison to the commonly used legumes. Processing affects the calcium content of soyfoods considerably. Tofu due to its processing methods can contain between 120 and 750 mg of calcium per 1/2 cup serving.

5. Iron Source

Soya is rich in iron, too. However, both phytate and soy protein reduce iron absorption which leads to the iron in soyfoods being poorly absorbed. Iron could be better absorbed from fermented soyfoods like tempeh and miso.

About the Author

Adrian is a successful blogger who tries to share ideas and tips for healthy living. Check his website www.adrianlupsa.com to download health and recipe books

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Adrian Lupşa

Adrian Lupșa has a passion for herbs and plants since childhood. He believes they are vital when you are trying to cook something that have the power to keep you strong and fresh. Adrian is a successful blogger who tries to share ideas and tips for healthy living.