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Friday, 29 August 2014

PRACTICAL WAYS OF TAKING SOY BEAN(SOYBEAN MILK).

I an going to be writing several post on various practical ways of using soybean .In today's posting, I will be writing on practical steps involved in  making soybean  milk.
Making soybean milk at home is cheaper, healthier ,and easier than you think.The ingredients/equipment needed include:

  1. 1 cup or  160g  dry soybean
  2. 6 to 8 cups of water(1.5-2 liters)
  3. salt to taste
  4. Sugar to taste (optional)
  5. Vanilla,cinnamon,chocolate or flavoring of choice (optional)
  6. Strainer or fine sieve
  7. Muslin or cheese cloth
  8. A large pot.
  9. blender or food processor
METHOD:

  1. Wash and sort soybeans and place in a large bowl,and allow to soak overnight.
  2. Change water at least once and if needed ,add more water.
  3. Next day,check and be sure that they are soft and can easily be cut through.if not soft enough,rinse thoroughly,and soak longer.
  4. Once it is soft enough,grab some beans between your palms and start rubbing them together to remove the shells.continue to do this until the shells are removed from the soybean.
  5. Place beans back into water and stir with your hands.the shells.the shells will float to the top of the water or just above the beans.scoop them out and then continue to rinse until all  shells are completely removed .
In my next posting, we will continue with the practical steps of making a soybean milk.BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

Friday, 8 August 2014

MORE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SOYA BEAN

Soya bean, contains poly unsaturated fat which includes linolenic acid or omega 3 fatty acids .The presence of omega 3 fatty acids make it special as soy bean is one of the very few plant sources of this essential fatty acid .omega 3 fatty acid helps to reduce risk of both heart disease and cancer .Substituting saturated fat source with unsaturated fat may help lower cholesterol levels .The natural soya bean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois says that the oil derived from soya bean ,contains no cholesterol and is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acid including the two essential fatty acids called    linoleic acid and linolenic acid .These two 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 .soya bean is a source of insoluble fiber which adds bulk to stools and help waste pass quickly through   the digestive tracts .According to The mayo clinic a high fiber diet normalizes bowl movement and promotes digestive health .A serving of  soya beans provides approximately eight grams of dietary fiber It is also a good source of calcium  in comparism to the commonly used legumes ,
So adding soya beans to your diet may prevent colon cancer constipation and hemorrhoids.
Soya beans contain isoflavones which are substances that have a chemical structure similar to estrogen. during  menopause ,when estrogen    drops isoflavones bind to the estrogen receptors in cells and ease the symptoms of menopause  such as hunger pangs ,mood swings and hot flashes.
The isoflavones in soya beans also increase bone density in women and prevent osteoporosis.
Daily intake of soya beans is therefore a great way to ease the major life transition called menopause
BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SOYA BEAN

Soya bean is hailed as the most protective bean .It could also be called soybean and its a species of legume that have become one of the most widely consumed foods in the world .they are extremely useful for human health and easy to cultivate as well .soya beans  are an extremely important source of protein .when you have enough proteins in your body then your metabolic functioning and overall system will get a major boost .Proteins are the building blocks of cells and blood vessels and basically every essential part of the human body .proteins from soya beans ensure the proper health and regrowth of cells  if they need to be repaired or replaced It is the only vegetable food  that contains all eight essential amino acids and the soya bean can be processed to various soya products namely soy flour ,soy milk etc
The level of antioxidants in soya beans make it generally good for preventing the onset  of  various cancers. Antioxidants seek out and neutralize free radicals which are the dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism .these free radicals can cause healthy cells to mutate into deadly cancer cells .
The vitamin B complex levels in soya bean is impressive as well  and the high levels of folic acid are very important for pregnant women .Folic acid ensures the prevention of neural tube defects in infants which ensures a happy and healthy baby. Taking of soya bean is also a good for pregnant women.
Copper and Iron found in soybeans are also essential for the formation of red blood cells .thus one can avoid dangerous conditions like anemia.
Soya bean has been shown to have an ability to increase insulin receptors in the body which makes it a very good food for management or prevention of diabetes .Soya bean has many other health benefits  which I will talk about in my next posting.BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

DISCLAIMER

All articles in this blog are designed solely for educational and information purposes and is not intended to serve as a medical advice .If you have or suspect any health problem please consult your doctor/Health provider.