Soya bean is one of the most nutritious foods. It belongs to the family of legumes and pulses. It is also one of the most important sources of oil and protein.
Its therapeutic values are:
- Soya protein in the diet decreases cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels. It is also a very good source of vitamin E
- Genistein, a key isoflavone in soy, appears to reduce blood clotting.
- The soluble fibre in soybeans is known to block the absorption of cholesterol.
- Consumption of Soya bean helps prevent hormone related cancers.
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