Why Soybeans Are A Great Source Of Protein
Asian cultures have used young soybeans as a primary protein source for thousands of years. However, over the years soybean consumption has been a matter of much debate. But, don’t fret; after considerable research we have found some great support on why you shouldn’t drop soybeans from your diet!
WHY IS PROTEIN SO IMPORTANT?
We all know that protein is an essential part of our daily diet. But did you know that protein is a vital component of EVERY cell in the body. According to WebMD protein supports your hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It also plays a huge role in building and repairing tissue, and helps make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
HOW DO SOYBEANS DIFFER FROM TYPICAL SOURCES OF PROTEIN?
Soybeans are a great alternative to animal meats for protein. In fact, soybeans are the only plant food that is considered a “complete protein.” According to American Family Physician populations with diets high in soy protein and low in animal protein have lower risks of prostate and breast cancers than other populations.
Soy is also a great way to manage cholesterol levels. WebMD suggests that adding tofu to your stir-fry, soy milk to your morning bowl of oatmeal, or edamame as a snack are all good moves if you’re working on improving your cholesterol levels.
Eating soy foods may also help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol by 3%. Although, that doesn’t seem like a whole lot it’s worth considering when taking advantage of everything you can do to better your cholesterol!
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