PROPERTIES OF SOYMILK
Other very interesting properties
Besides the fact that soymilk is rich in calcium, soy milk is often fortified with this mineral. In any case, it is important to buy one that contains calcium added. Soy milk provides all the properties of this mineral ( see more details ) We must not forget the importance of calcium in people with osteoporosis , especially menopausal women or older men.
It should be added that, in addition to calcium, an isoflavone called daidzein, also helps to prevent bone decalcification because it decreases the loss of calcium from bones and prevents it to be expelled out through the urine.
Eating this food is usually a good way to keep bones healthy and prevent fractures. One serving of 250 g of soymilk provides 50% of the daily requirement of calcium. We must not forget that it is very rich in phosphorus, a mineral that is very important for the body and contributes to bone formation after calcium
Soy is a very interesting food for circulation. It has been proved that the replacement of animal protein for this food may reduce by up to 20% the rate of cholesterol in blood.
The isoflavone genistein not only helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides but it generally improves circulation by increasing the flexibility of the arteries and make blood flow more easily.
Its potassium content counteracts sodium, reason why it is very suitable in the diet for fluid retention. In addition, its magnesium content, along with potassium, makes ideal in the treatment to the arterial hypertension. Potassium is a mineral that is also very important to maintain the heart, the nerves and the kidneys in state.
Studies in Japan, where people usually tend to eat lots of soy , showed that a daily intake of a bowl of soup reduced to one third the chance of developing stomach cancer. It has also been proved that soy isoflavones stop the growth of cancer cells, especially,prostate, uterus, colon and breast cancer. It seems that the isoflavones genistein and daidzein neutralize cancerous properties of estrogens.
Genistein, daidzein and other soy phytoestrogens may reduce the excess of estrogens produced in the body of women before menstruation, which are the responsible for bad mood, hot flashes , depressive symptoms or other problems associated with premenstrual syndrome . Even more interesting than the cooked seed is the germinated seed, since, when germinated, phytoestrogen content increases much more , thereby increasing their properties.
Soy milk is very recommended for diabetics because, by releasing sugar gradually, it stabilizes the sugar levels in the blood.
More information on soy in the listing above.
Related information: Soy lecithin
This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.