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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.

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