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Soya Lowers Heart Disease and Cancer Risks

Updated on August 18, 2008

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Soya consumptions lower the risks of heart disease and cancer. Heart disease and cancer are two of the biggest killers in the developed world. The beans have high protein and fiber content. The beans are available in abundance in most countries. Soya beans have been in use in countries of Asia as a staple and highly nutritious food source. Soya contains complete protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron and folic acid.

Soya protein is cholesterol-free and has lower fat compared to animal protein. The Soya bean is an efficient and economical source of protein. In a unit size of land you get ten times as much edible protein from Soya beans than you would get from cattle grazing the same unit of land.

Soya Bean

Estrogen is Potentially Dangerous

In human body, estrogen is produced in the ovaries and testicles. Estrogen is a potentially dangerous stimulator of cell growth in tissues of breast, ovary, uterus and prostate gland. By eating soya beans, a woman can lengthen the menstrual cycle by as much as 2 to 3 days. By adding 2 to 3 days in the menstrual cycle, in a lifetime a woman can significantly reduce the number of luteal phases her breasts are exposed to dangers of estrogen. In Japan where women are four times less likely to suffer from breast cancer than their counterparts in USA, the average menstrual cycle length is 32 days compared to 28 days for women in America.

Coronary Heart Disease

In countries where consumption of Soya beans products is a major component of the diet, cases of coronary heart disease is far much lower. Coronary heart disease occurs when serum cholesterol levels are elevated and low density lipoproteins are oxidized. For every 1% reduction in cholesterol level, the risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by 2%. If you take a diet with 40g of Soya protein per day, you will cut cholesterol levels by 10% thus achieving 20% reduction of coronary heart disease risk. Take 80g of Soya floor and you get 40g of Soya protein. Take 50g of Soya Isolate and you get 40g of Soya protein. Take 1 litre of Soya drink and you get 40g of Soya protein. Soya targets low density lipoproteins and undesirable triglycerides without significantly reducing good cholesterol, high density lipoprotein.

Control Weight

In addition to lowering blood cholesterol levels, Soya will also control weight by providing highly nutritious proteins in a concentrated form but with low calories.

Japanese Women Has Lowest Cases of Breast Cancer

Japan, a country whose main diet has lots of Soya bean products has lower ratios of certain types of cancers - the Japanese women has one of the lowest cases of breast cancer in the world. Soya beans contain unique phytochemicals - isoflavones. It's the non-nutritive isoflavones such as genistein in Soya that act as anti-carcinogens and antioxidants. Genistein is unique to soya bean and mimics the effects of estrogen, the female sex harmone. By regularly consuming soya beans, the body produces less estrogen thus reducing the risk of estrogen dependent cancers such as breast cancer in women.

Lengthen the Menstrual Cycle

In human body, estrogen is produced in the ovaries and testicles. Estrogen is a potentially dangerous stimulator of cell growth in tissues of breast, ovary, uterus and prostate gland. By eating soya beans, a woman can lengthen the menstrual cycle by as much as 2 to 3 days. By adding 2 to 3 days in the menstrual cycle, in a lifetime a woman can significantly reduce the number of luteal phases her breasts are exposed to dangers of estrogen. In Japan where women are four times less likely to suffer from breast cancer than their counterparts in USA, the average menstrual cycle length is 32 days compared to 28 days for women in America.

Do Yourself A Favour. Eat Soya Beans.

And soluble fibers of soya help in lowering serum cholesterol levels and control blood sugar in humans. Insoluble fibers of soya help in decreasing the incidence of colon cancer and other illnesses of lower gastrointestinal tract in human.

Do yourself a favour. Eat soya beans. The soya beans are abundance in most countries.

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