Who does not know with soybeans. Many foods that we often daily consumption such as soy sauce, tempeh, and tofu were made from soybeans.
Soybean (glacine max) is one of the crops of beans, which in essence comes from China and has been cultivated there for more than 13 thousand years ago. Soybeans, which are usually added to the word “nut” in front of him, first introduced to Japan before becoming popular in other Asian countries.
Soy beans are known for their nutritional value and is one food that contains 8 essential amino acids needed by human body. Unlike other foods that contain saturated fat and can not be digested, soy beans contain no cholesterol, has a low ratio of calories compared to proteins and act as a food that is not fattening for people with obesity.
Soybeans also contain calcium, iron, potassium, and phosphorus. Soybeans are also rich in vitamin B complex. Well, here are some health benefits if we consume soy on a regular basis:
- The best sources of vegetable protein
- Increasing body metabolism
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Protect the heart
- Adding memory
- Build strong bones
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
- Preventing menopause for women
- Reduce the risk of breast cancer
- Reduce the risk of prostate cancer
- Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Generate power and improve health
- Can produce excess sperm
Soy flour also contains Isoflavones, substances which are capable of reducing wrinkles on the skin and stimulates collagen formation. The content of isoflavones in soy flour was also 6-7 times as much better than soy milk. Well, as one of the foods that are favored by many people, it would not be surprised if soybeans are now transformed into a more delicious food to eat. Mendoan tempeh, tofu gejrot, ulukutek, know aci, yogurt, soy milk, and miso soup are some foods that are made from soybeans.