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Health Benefits of Soy

Updated on July 9, 2015

About Soybean

Soybean was originated in China 13,000 years ago and then introduced to Japan. The researchers found that there are several health benefits of soya if used in our day to day life.

Soyabeans are best known for their fantastic blend of protein and fiber. They are excellent source of nutrients such as protein, molybdenumiron, calcium, phosphorus, and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E and folic acid.

Soy beans
Soy beans | Source

Healtlh Benefits of Soybeans

  • Soybeans contain Isoflavones (genistein and daidzein) which are similar to human estrogen. They are only found in the legume family, like soy and black bean plants.Eating soy foods with phytoestrogen can help replace estrogen, the natural hormone, in the human body, and thus prevent certain cancers like colon cancer, and.heart disease.
  • Soy contains phytic acid which fights against osteoporosis.
  • Soy contains Saponins, which are steroid alkaloids. They are helpful in reducing LDL cholesterol.
  • The Lecithin in soybeans improves blood circulation and prevents high blood pressure, and thus good for the function of brain.
  • Soy contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, the naturally available acids, controls blood clotting in the body.
  • Enhances immune function
  • Prevents oxidation
  • Improves energy
  • Improves intelligence
  • Whitens skin

Soy chunks
Soy chunks | Source


The information provided in this hub about health benefits of soybeans is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.

Nutritional Value per 100 g of soyabeans

There are several benefits of soy bean because of its various nutritional values.

Nutrients Value

Water 8.5 g

Energy 416 kcal

Protein 36.5 g

Fat (total lipid)19.9 g

Fatty acids, saturated2.9 g

Fatty acids, mono-unsaturated4.4 g

Fatty acids, poly-unsaturated11.3 g

Carbohydrates30.2 g



Isoflavones200 mg

Calcium277 mg

Iron15.7 mg

Magnesium280 mg

Selenium17.8 µg

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)6.0 mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1)0.874 mg

Riboflavin (vitamin B2)0.87 mg

Niacin (vitamin B3)1.62 mg

Panthotenic acid (vitamin B5)0.79 mg

Vitamin B60.38 mg

Folic acid375 µg

Vitamin B120.0µg

Vitamin A2.0µg

Vitamin E1.95 mg

How to use soybeans

Asians love soy and soy products. Soybeans are available in different forms. Dried soybeans are available in prepackaged containers, as well as in bulk. They have to be stored in air tight containers in cool, dry and dark place.

Canned soybeans are also available in many markets.

Some people use soy for milk purpose. and some others use soy products as a substitute for animal protein.

Risk factors for soybeans

There are conflicting opinions about the use of soybeans.

Though there are many good qualities in soybeans, there are cases of allergic complaints also reported. Some people are allergic to some type of food, and they have to be careful in using soybeans. The allergies can be in the form of skin rash, headache, runny nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, eczema, hives, gastrointestinal disturbances, depression, hyperactivity and insomnia. Source:

However, there are two opinions about soybeans. Watch these videos and also see the disclaimer.

Soybeans Good or Bad?

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