12 Benefits of Soybeans and Nutritional Content

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Benefits of Soybeans (Soybeans) – Soybeans are one of the types of legumes that contain nutrients that are so good for the body. In Indonesia a lot of processed soybeans for example, such as tofu, tempeh, soy milk up.

Even in some countries such as China and Japan, soy made as one of the foods that are often in consumption habits. The result you can see, the soundness of the country is much higher.

Actually, what the nutritional content of the soy?

Nutritional content Soybeans

Besides consumed away, soy is also commonly used as processed food and beverages.

There are; tempeh, which is now claimed belongs to Japan, instead of Indonesia traditional cuisine, tofu, soy milk, bean sprouts (bean sprouts), tauco, beancurd, oncom, soy sauce and so forth.

Soybeans turned out to have a lot of nutritional value.

Fat, soy bean itself is lower in fat, but the fat content is in it is unsaturated fatty acids such as linolenic acid and omega 3.
So special is the presence of omega3. Protein, Soy is rich in protein content.

The content of vegetable protein contained in soybean is highly suggested for vegetarians.

The function of this protein is very important to help build cells in the body.

Fiber, maybe we think fiber is only found in fruits, but in fact soybean has 8 grams of fiber, but for soybeans that have suffered through processing.

Calcium, soy is an excellent source of calcium when you compare it to a variety of other nuts.

But soybean processing also able to influence the calcium content.

Lecithin, he will produce choline compounds.

This compound is very useful for the metabolism of the body, even the choline substance will help the metabolism of fat in the liver are often clogged.

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Choline is going to protect the liver.

Additionally, soybeans are also a food source of vitamin A, vitamin B comlpex and vitamin E, as well as phosphorus, magnesium, as well as iron.

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For more details, please refer to the table nutritional value of soybeans (Soybeans) below:

Table Nutritional content in 100 grams Soybeans

  • Energy 286 cal
  • Vitamin A 95 IU
  • Protein 30.2 g
  • Fat 15.6 g
  • Vitamin B1 0.93 mg
  • Carbohydrates 30.1 g
  • 4.9 g fiber
  • Calcium 196 mg
  • Phosphorus (506) mg
  • Iron 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C
  • Water 20 g

Soybeans for Health Benefits

Here are the health benefits you are able to get from soybeans, such as:

1. Increase your metabolism.

Soybean is a source of vegetable protein is very high.

If you have a very ample protein in the body, increase metabolic function will be much greater.

Protein itself is the block that serves as the basis of cells and blood vessels.

2. A healthy diet.

For those of you who want to lose weight in a healthy manner, you should try this one nut, soy can reduce appetite, helping you to reduce excessive eating habits.

3. Prevention of cancer.

Soy beans contain antioxidants so good for reducing the risk of various cancers.

One of them is breast cancer. Antioxidants its also useful to neutralize free radicals.

These free radicals capable of causing healthy cells to mutate into cancer cells.

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4. Maintaining a healthy heart.

Soybean actually does have a fat content, but not saturated fats, foods that contain unsaturated fats will help lower cholesterol excess.

5. The stage of Menopause.

During or sometimes before entering the stage of menopause, the estrogen levels in the body would have decreased significantly.

Soybeans will be able to reduce menopausal symptoms such as mood changes drastically, more hungry.

Menopause can be a time that was so traumatic for many women, but the consumption of soy can be a great way to cope with this transition.

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6. Osteoporosis.

High calcium content makes soy as a food to strengthen tulagn and prevent thinning known as osteoporosis.

Additionally, Soy beans also contain Phytoestrogens which serves to strengthen the bones. Protein content as well as preventing the disbursement of calcium through urine.

7. Preventing anemia.

Tempe is a nutrient-rich soybean processing and benefits. One benefit is to prevent anemia or lack of red blood cells.

This is because in addition to an iron content of tempeh are also able to enhance the activity of vitamin B12 plays a role in the formation of red blood cells.

8. High sugar level.

The contains of vitamin B complex, fiber,in a large of number as well as the amino acid content makes soy into perfect food for diabetics.

Fiber content also helps control blood sugar levels.

9. Healthy digestion.

The fiber content in soybeans and dairy products helps abdominal muscle contraction, preventing constipation.

The content of its antibacterial properties can also prevent diarrhea.

10. Anti-aging.

As fiber-rich foods, soy beans contains many antioxidants.
If consumed regularly can prevent premature aging. But it must be coupled with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise.

11. Other Benefits.

Soybeans also contain magneisum which controls blood pressure.
The content of phosphorus also serves to maintain strong bones and teeth.

12. Another option for MILK

Yes, indeed. This is actually has been known for quite sometimes to vegans.

The replace the dairy milk comes from animals, mainly cows or goats, to a product from herbal.

Which literally is soybean milk.

Attention: Soybeans containing purine medium (50-100 mg) / 100 g should be consumed in moderation because it can lead to gout.


Still unsure of the benefits possessed by soybeans?
Soy itself is considered as one of the proteins that is very complete.

This is because for their content of essential amino acids that are in it.

So, obviously not if, besides delicious nut is also very healthy for the body.

Soy bean is good not only for those who want to go on a diet or the menopausal transition, but also for those who aim for a better and healthy lifestyle.