- Low in saturated fat and has zero cholesterol
- Rich in plant protein and has dietary fibre
- Consumption of Soya protein decreases total and LDL(bad) cholesterol and maintains HDL(good) cholesterol in individuals with elevated blood levels
- Contains only plant proteins
- Soya bean is the richest plant source of protein. It contains 43 percent protein as compared to other legumes which contain 20 to 25 percent protein. Soy protein is also of the highest quality amongst all legumes. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Food and Drug Administration use an alternative method for evaluating protein quality called the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS). The PDCAAS for soy protein isolate is 1.0, which makes soy equivalent to animal proteins in quality and higher than other plant proteins foods.
- Strengthen Blood Vessel Integrity
- The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as the powerful phyto-antioxidants in soy can effectively protect your blood vessels from lesions and haemorrhage. These compounds bind to the blood vessel lining and defend your lining cells from free radical attacks and cholesterol deposits.
- Prevent Osteoporosis
- Osteoporosis is another age and hormone related disease. The phytoestrogen in soy can help accelerate calcium absorption by your body and prevent the loss of bone mass.
- Promote Weight Loss
- Soy milk is naturally lower in sugar content than regular milk. Cow's milk has about 12 grams of sugar per cup as opposed to only 7 grams in soy milk. In addition, the monounsaturated fatty acid in soy milk can inhibit your intestinal absorption of fat, which is another great advantage for weight loss.
- Rich in isoflavones
- Isoflavones have many health benefits including reduction of cholesterol, easing of menopause symptoms, prevention of osteoporosis and reduction of risk for certain cancers (prostate cancer and breast cancer).Isoflavones are also antioxidants which protect our cells and DNA against oxidation.
100g serving of soya beans contains:
|173kcal||17g protein||1g sat fat||10g carbohydrate||6g fibre|
Yes it's true!!!!
250 grams of Soya bean (protein) = 3 ltr of animal milk
= 24 eggs
= 1 kg mutton
Reference: American Soya bean Association(ASA)
United States Food and Drug Administration(USFDA) issued a health claim in Oct,1999 stating that "Consumption of 25 grams of soya protein per day with a diet low in saturated fat may lower the risk of heart diseases."