Soybeans


Soybeans Health Benefits:
High Cholesterol | Heart Diseases | Cancer | Obesity | Arthritis | Bones | Teeth | Brain | Women health | Osteoporosis | Diabetes II |
Soybeans Nutrition Facts:
Serving size- 100g
Nutrients Amount
Energy 1,866 kJ (446 kcal)
Water 8.54 g
Carbohydrates 30.16 g
Sugars 7.33 g
Dietary fiber 9.3 g
Fat 19.94 g
Saturated 2.884 g
Monounsaturated 4.404 g
Polyunsaturated 11.255 g
Protein 36.49 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. 1 μg
Thiamine (B1) 0.874 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.87 mg
Niacin (B3) 1.623 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.793 mg
Vitamin B6 0.377 mg
Folate (B9) 375 μg
Choline 115.9 mg
Vitamin C 6.0 mg
Vitamin E 0.85 mg
Vitamin K 47 μg
Minerals
Calcium 277 mg
Iron 15.7 mg
Magnesium 280 mg
Manganese 2.517 mg
Phosphorus 704 g
Potassium 1797 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Zinc 4.89 g

Source: USDA National Nutrient data base 28

Soybeans Health Benefits:
Cancer:
Soybeans contain an isoflavone phytonutrient, genistein, that is known to increase activity of tumor-suppressor protein, p53. P53 increases programmed cell death in the cancer cells and also helps reduce cancer activity. P53 also helps to curb tumor formation for breast and colon cancer.

Obesity:
Soybeans are rich in protein, that help suppress the appetite. In addition, Soybeans also contain unique peptides that help reduce synthesis of sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs). Soybeans also help to decrease synthesis and deposition of fatty acids in the adipose (fat) cells, in turn  helping to fight obesity.

Menopause:
Estrogen levels drop during menopause. Isoflavone compounds present in Soybeans helps ease the many symptoms seen due to decrease in estrogen levels. It helps to reduce many symptoms like mood swings, hot flashes, and hunger pangs.