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benefits of the Soya Bean

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Soya is one of the oldest and most nutritious foods in the world.

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Soya is one of the oldest and most nutritious foods in the world. In the
11th century BC it was primarily consumed in Northern China, spreading to
the west and the U.S.A. in the middle of the 18th century and only more
recently to Europe. Soya is mainly used in industry and for animal feed
despite the fact that it is the third most important crop world-wide
today and less than 3% is consumed by humans.

Soya has many nutritional advantages as it contains protein, fibre and
isoflavones which have positive effects on cholesterol, bone density,
menstrual and menopausal symptoms as well as preventing certain cancers.
It is thought to be a wonder food by the Chinese who believe it can cure
kidney disease, water retention, common colds, anaemia and leg ulcers.

Research studies by Professor Anderson in 1995 resulted in healthy heart
claims as Soya was found to reduce blood cholesterol levels in many of
his studies. Soya isoflavones combined with soya protein enhance blood
cholesterol reductions as well as having a positive effect on menopausal
women by reducing the risk of hot flushes. Improved vascular function,
reduction of blood pressure, antioxidant protection of LDL cholesterol
and inhibition of platelet activation are other known cardiovascular
effects of Soya and its constituent isoflavones.

The recommended daily amount of soya protein by the UK Joint Health
Claims Initiative in 2002 is 25g as part of a low-fat diet to help reduce
cholesterol level. In orser to achieve this RDA of Soya to promote a
healthy heart and reduce cholesterol it is necessary to consume three
portions of a Soya based food each day. This can be easily achieved by
using Soya milk on cereal each morning, adding soya milk to tea and
coffee and choosing a dessert made from soya milk eg. custard or fruit
smoothies yoghurt etc.,

There are many Soya cookery books available as well as the many recipes
containing soya beans and tofu which already exist in Chinese cooking
books. If more people included Soya into their daily diet the risk of
developing Heart disease would be reduced which would have a significant
impact on the incidence of mortality caused by Coronory Heart Disease
Why not check out our nutrition guide at http://www.nutritional-

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