Health Benefits of Soy
What Researchers, Doctors, and nutrition specialist found out about Soy
Soybeans contain compounds called isoflavones (natural estrogens), which have many health benefits.
Study after study has shown that soy is an amazing natural remedy that prevents and fights cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, and other chronic diseases. Best of all, this remedy is also the perfect food. There are even special crops of soybeans that are used to make soy milk without a beany taste. Chances are you will love soy milk (and the beany taste) after a while, even if you do not at first. Soy milk tastes great!
"Scientific research has discovered that adding two ounces of soy to your daily diet can help fight breast and prostate cancer, battle coronary artery disease, ease menopause symptoms, lower your cholesterol, and give a boost to your immune system" - Dr. Earl Mindell (Soy Miracle, Fireside, New York, 1995)
Patricia Greenberg, author of "The Whole Soy Cookbook," and a leading soy nutrition expert who has appeared on the NBC Today Show and The Food Channel, concludes:
Soy is an abundant, economical protein source. And soy products offer numerous additional health benefits, from lowering the risk of cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases to easing the symptoms of menopause.
The soybean is called "health insurance in a pod" for good reason. Soybeans contain rich amounts of protein, iron, B vitamins, calcium and zinc. Soybeans are cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat. Researchers reported in the August 3, 1995 New England Journal of Medicine that soy protein significantly lowers cholesterol levels of people with moderately high to high cholesterol.
What is special in soybeans that
helps fight heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and more?
A great site: Virtues of Soy offers detailed info on how soy can benefit your health.
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