Soybean (Glycine max) is the world’s foremost provider of protein and oil. Soybean is among the major industrial and food crops grown in every continent. Many researches have been carried out on Soya bean including its products such as soy milk, soy cheese, soy flour etc. Soybean has an average protein content of 40% and 20% of oil on a dry matter basis, and this is 85% unsaturated.
It is a rich source of high quality protein, minerals, soluble fibers, isoflavones, phytates and phytosterols.
It is low in poly-saturated fatty acids
It contains no cholesterolIt contains no Lactose
Nutraceutical Advantages of Soy Food
It is good for prevention of series of cancers such as Breast cancer, Colon cancer, Rectal cancer, Stomach cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate cancer etc. People consuming soy food have less Cancers.
It reduces the risk of heart diseases, cholesterol, hardening of arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
Soluble soy fiber reduces the rate of carbohydrate absorption.
It is relevantin menopause delay, osteoporosis prevention, kidney problem prevention and gallstones prevention
Soy milk is nutritionally close to cow’s milk. Soy milk contains anti-aging property and is being promoted as a healthy alternative to cow’s milk for reasons including;
1. Diabetes management through its ability to control blood sugar
2. Source of lecithin and vitamin E
3. Cholesterol free and safe for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergy.
4. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are good for the heart.
5. Contains Isoflavones.