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Benefits of Soybean And Its Side Effects

The health benefits of Soybean are such that it helps in improving metabolic activity, helps in healthy weight gain, prevents cancer, boosts heart health, relieves menopausal symptoms, boosts digestive health, improves bone health, prevents birth defects, improves blood circulation, controls diabetes, relieves sleep disorders, helps in cell growth and regeneration.

Benefits of Soybean And Its Side Effects

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Soybean
Nutritional Value of Soybean
Health Benefits of Soybean
Helps in improving metabolic activity
Helps in healthy weight gain
Helps in preventing cancer
Helps to boost heart health
Helps to relieve menopausal symptoms
Helps to boost digestive health
Helps in improving bone health
Helps in preventing birth defects
Helps in improving blood circulation
Helps in controlling diabetes
Helps in relieving sleep disorders
Helps in cell growth and regeneration
Uses of Soybean
Side-Effects & Allergies of Soybean
Cultivation of Soybean

Soybean

Soybean (Glycine max), also called soya bean, is an annual legume of the pea family (Fabaceae) that have become one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. They are extremely useful for human health, and are easy to cultivate as well. They are produced in greatest numbers in the United States and South America, but they are actually native to East Asia. Soybeans have become very important and popular in recent decades because of the rise of soy food’s popularity, including soy milk and textured vegetable protein. The high levels of protein make it an ideal protein source for vegetarians, and the wide variety of soy products has created a massive new market.

Nutritional Value of Soybean

Soybeans are perhaps best known for their fantastic blend of protein and fibre. But soybeans are also an excellent source of molybdenum and copper. They are a very good source of manganese, phosphorus, and protein as well as a good source of iron, omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, vitamin B2, magnesium, vitamin K and potassium. There are also a wide range of unique proteins, peptides, and phytonutrients contained in soybeans. These nutrients include flavonoids and iso-flavonoids (such as daidzein, genistein, malonylgenistin and malonyldaidzin), phenolic acids (for example caffeic, coumaric, ferulic, gallic and sinapic acids), phytoalexins (like glyceollin I, glyceollin II, and glyceollin III), phytosterols (such as beta-sitosterol, beta-stigmasterol, campestrol), unique proteins and peptides (like defensins, glycinin, conglycinin, and lunacin) and saponins (for example soyasaponins from group A and group B, and soyasapogenols).

Health Benefits of Soybean

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Soybean
Health Benefits of Soybean

Helps in improving metabolic activity

Soybeans are an extremely important source of protein. Sufficient amount of proteins in the body helps in maintaining proper metabolic functions and the overall system gets a major boost. Proteins are the building blocks of cells and blood vessels and are basically a very essential part of the human body. Proteins from soybeans ensure the proper health and regrowth of cells if they need to be repaired or replaced. Soybeans provide an excellent replacement for the proteins normally acquired in red meat, chicken, eggs, dairy products, and fish and provides the required protein nutrition, especially to the vegetarians.

Helps in healthy weight gain

Soybeans actually work in both ways. First of all, soybeans and soy-based products have been associated with appetite suppression, which can help people to eliminate overeating, which can lead to obesity and all of the related risks. However, soybeans also provide a decent amount of fibre and protein, which can lead to weight gain, if soybeans are eaten in large quantities. Therefore, soybeans are beneficial for people who want to both lose and gain weight. Furthermore, the weight that it can provide to the body is not unhealthy high-fat or high cholesterol in nature and it protects from dangerous conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Helps in preventing cancer

The levels of antioxidants in soybeans make it generally good for preventing the onset of various cancers. Antioxidants seek out and neutralize free radicals, which are the dangerous by-products of cellular metabolism. These free radicals can cause healthy cells to mutate into deadly cancer cells. Furthermore, the high fibre content in soybean meals has been related to a reduction in colorectal and colon cancer, since fibre helps to ease the digestive process and put far less strain on the gastrointestinal system.

Helps to boost heart health

Soybeans do supply some fat, but does not provide any saturated fat diet. Soybeans are a source of healthier, unsaturated fat, which helps to lower the harmful cholesterols in the body. This prevents conditions like atherosclerosis, which can easily lead to heart attacks and strokes. Furthermore, there are some specific fatty acids that are necessary for a healthy system. These fatty acids which are found in significant amounts in soybeans helps to regulate smooth muscle functioning in the body and helps to maintain appropriate blood pressure levels. Finally, the fibre in soybeans has actually been shown to reduce the cholesterol levels in the body by scraping off the excess cholesterols from the walls of blood vessels and arteries.

Helps to relieve menopausal symptoms

Soybeans are a very good source of iso-flavonoids which are essential components of the female reproductive system. During menopause, oestrogen levels drop significantly. Iso-flavonoids are able to bind to oestrogen receptor cells and so the body doesn’t feel that it is going through such a dramatic decrease. This can ease many of the symptoms of menopause such as mood swings, hot flashes, and hunger pains. Menopause can be a traumatic time of life for many women, but soybeans are a great way to ease that major life transition.

Helps to boost digestive health

One of the most common elements to be lacking in a person’s diet is dietary fibre. Fibre is an essential part of a healthy body, particularly in terms of the digestive system. Fibre actually bulks up the faeces material, making its movement through the digestive system smooth. Furthermore, fibre stimulates proper peristaltic motion and prevents constipation. Fibre is vital for the body because constipation can be a very serious condition that can lead to more serious conditions, including colorectal cancer.

Helps in improving bone health

A very high vitamin and mineral content in soybeans, and impressive levels of calcium, magnesium, copper, selenium, and zinc are very important for a variety of processes in the body. The most important is their role in maintaining bone health. All of these elements are essential for promoting osteotrophic activity, which allows new bones to grow and also speeds up the healing process of bones. Eating soybeans can be a long-term solution for problems like osteoporosis, which commonly occurs with aging especially in women.

Helps in preventing birth defects

The vitamin B complex levels in soybeans are impressive as well, and the high levels of folic acid are very important for pregnant women. Folic acid ensures the prevention of neural tube defects in infants, which ensures the birth of a healthy baby.

Helps in improving blood circulation

Copper and iron are the two minerals found in abundance in soybeans, and both of these are essential for the formation of red blood cells. With an appropriate amount of red blood cells in the body, extremities of the body and essential organ systems can get the necessary blood flow and oxygen that they need to function efficiently. This maximizes metabolic activity and at the same time increases energy levels, while also avoiding dangerous conditions like anaemia.

Helps in controlling diabetes

Soybeans are an effective method for prevention and management of diabetes, primarily because soybeans have shown an ability to increase insulin receptors in the body and thereby helping to manage the disease effectively or prevent it from occurring. Studies focusing on this specific relationship of soy products to a decrease the effects of Type 2 diabetes are still in their initial stages, but the results are very promising, primarily in Asian populations.

Helps in relieving sleep disorders

Soybeans help to regulate a number of aspects of the metabolism, which in turn helps in reducing sleep disorders and the occurrence of insomnia. Soybeans also have a high content of magnesium, which is a mineral that is directly linked to increase the quality, duration, and restfulness of a person’s sleep.

Helps in cell growth and regeneration

Soybean oil, extracted from Soybeans, is a rich source of vitamin with small molecular structure that can penetrate the epidermis. Soybeans can actually nestle inside the cellular structure and help in stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin with other proteins. These properties are vital for cell growth and for reversing the formation abnormal cell.

Uses of Soybean

Soybeans are directly used as food, mainly in Asian countries such as China, India, Japan and Indonesia. Whole beans may be eaten as a vegetable, or crushed and incorporated into tofu, tempeh, soya milk or soy sauce. Soybeans can also be processed into flours and protein additives.

Soybean is also used as an ingredient in many baked and fried products, as well as in margarine, in frying fats, or bottled as cooking oil. Lecithin derived from soybeans is one of the most common additives in processed foods, found in anything from chocolate bars to smoothies.

Soybean oil has also been used to produce biodiesel, although this remains a very small proportion of the total soybean production.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Soybean

The consumption of Soybean as well as other soy-based products are likely safe for health. However, there are two potentially negative health effects of consuming soybeans as a part of one’s daily diet.

Firstly, since there are oestrogen-mimicking compounds in soybeans, men can occasionally develop a hormonal imbalance if they consume high amounts of soybeans or soy milk. In men, this can lead to infertility, sexual dysfunction, lower sperm count, and even an increase in the chances of certain cancers.

Secondly, there are certain anti-thyroid compounds contained in soybeans that can disrupt the activity of the thyroid gland and result in goitre, as well as an interruption of normal hormonal activity in the body.

Cultivation of Soybean

Soybeans have been cultivated in China for thousands of years, and they also became popular in other Asian countries (especially Japan and Korea) over a thousand years ago (as early as the third and fourth centuries AD).

Many countries in the world depend on soybeans and other legumes as key sources of dietary protein. However, for the past 30-35 years, soybeans have seldom been produced in the United States for the purpose of being consumed in whole food form by humans. Instead, a $20 billion industry has grown up around the cultivation of soybeans as an 'oilseed' crop that can be traded alongside of other interchangeable commodities like rapeseed, sunflower seed, and cottonseed. Even though the United States has become the world's larger grower of soybeans (producing approximately 83 million metric tons of soybeans on 75 million acres of land), these soybeans are not being cultivated for human food use but for other purposes (their extractable oil and their processing into animal feed). This historical trend has given rise to a whole new classification of soybeans as an 'oilseed crop' or 'oilseed commodity'. When economists talk about soybeans that are intended to be consumed in whole food form by humans, they use the terms 'vegetable soybeans' or 'garden soybeans' or 'edible soybeans' to describe this food.

This new interest in soybeans as an oilseed crop has also been accompanied by widespread genetic engineering of the legume. Nearly 90% of all soy products in the U.S. marketplace now come from soybeans that have been genetically engineered (GE), making them one of the world's top foods in terms of genetic modification. Genetic engineering of soybeans began as early as 1998 with the introduction of soybeans into the marketplace that had been modified for better resistance to the commercial herbicide glufosinate ammonium. Since 1998, at least eight other GE patents have been granted for use on soybeans, most of them involving better resistance to pesticides and herbicides.

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Benefits of Soybean - सोयाबीन के फायदे और नुकसान

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Benefits of Soybean - सोयाबीन के फायदे और नुकसान

सोयाबीन या सोया बीन्स फलियों के परिवार से संबंधित हैं और उनका जैविक नाम ग्लासीन मैक्स है। खाद्य स्रोत के रूप में, सोया का उपयोग एशियाई संस्कृतियों में हजारों वर्षों से किया गया है। यह चीन और जापान में एडमैम के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। इन्हें तेल, दूध, टोफू और सोया प्रोटीन में संसाधित किया जाता है। 
विटामिन के संदर्भ में, सोयाबीन में विटामिन के, रिबोफ़्लिविन, फोलेट, विटामिन बी 6, थायामिन और विटामिन सी होता है। खनिजों में, सोयाबीन में लोहा, मैंगनीज, फॉस्फोरस, तांबा, पोटेशियम, मैग्नीशियम, जस्ता, सेलेनियम, और कैल्शियम की महत्वपूर्ण मात्रा होती है। यह कार्बनिक यौगिकों और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट का भी एक अच्छा स्रोत है |
 

सोयाबीन के लाभ:
सोया को आमतौर पर फाइबर, प्रोटीन, और खनिजों के स्रोत के रूप में उपयोग किया जाता है। वे एक समृद्ध और प्रोटीन का सस्ता स्रोत होने के लिए काफी लोकप्रिय हैं। इसीलिए उन्हें अक्सर मांसपेशियों को बनाने की कोशिश करने वालों के लिए एक आदर्श भोजन माना जाता है। 
सोयाबीन के कई स्वास्थ्य लाभ में निम्न शामिल हैं:
1. चयापचयी गतिविधि: जैसा कि पहले उल्लेख किया गया है, सोयाबीन शरीर निर्माण के लिए प्रोटीन का एक महत्वपूर्ण स्रोत है। प्रोटीन कोशिकाओं और रक्त वाहिकाओं और मूल रूप से मानव शरीर के हर आवश्यक भाग के निर्माण के ब्लॉक हैं। सोयाबीन के प्रोटीन से उचित स्वास्थ्य और अगर कोशिकाओं को मरम्मत या बदलने की आवश्यकता हो तो फिर से वृद्धि बनाए रखने में मदद मिलती है।
2. वजन प्रबंधन के लिए: सोयाबीन और सोया आधारित उत्पादों को भूख दमन के साथ जोड़ा गया है, जो लोगों को ज्यादा खामियों को खत्म करने में मदद कर सकता है। हालांकि, सोयाबीन फाइबर और प्रोटीन की एक अच्छी मात्रा भी प्रदान करते हैं, जिससे वजन बढ़ाने में मदद मिल सकती है, अगर सोयाबीन बड़ी मात्रा में खाया जाता है। इसके अलावा, वह वजन जो आपके शरीर को प्रदान कर सकता है वह प्रकृति में अस्वास्थ्यकर उच्च वसा या उच्च कोलेस्ट्रॉल नहीं है। यह आपको मधुमेह और हृदय रोगों जैसे खतरनाक स्थितियों से बचाता है।
3. हृदय स्वास्थ्य के लिए: सोयाबीन स्वस्थ, असंतृप्त वसा का एक स्रोत है, जो आपके कुल कोलेस्ट्रॉल को कम करने में मदद करता है। यह आपको एर्थरसक्लेरोसिस जैसी स्थिति को रोकने में मदद कर सकता है, जो दिल के दौरे और स्ट्रोक का कारण है। फैटी एसिड- लिनोलिक एसिड और लिनोलेनिक एसिड, जो सोयाबीन में महत्वपूर्ण मात्रा में पाए जाते हैं, शरीर में चिकनी मांसपेशी समारोह को विनियमित करते हैं, और उचित रक्तचाप के स्तर को बनाए रखने में मदद करते हैं।
4. पाचन स्वास्थ्य के लिए: फाइबर पेस्टलेटिक गति को उत्तेजित करता है, जो आपके पाचन तंत्र में मांसपेशियों के संकुचन के माध्यम से भोजन को आगे बढ़ाता है। 
5. मधुमेह के लिए: सोयाबीन में शरीर में इंसुलिन रिसेप्टर्स को बढ़ाने की क्षमता है। इस प्रकार सोयाबीन इस रोग की रोकथाम और प्रबंधन का एक प्रभावी तरीका है। 
6. रजोनिवृत्ति के लिए: सोयाबीन आईसॉफ्लेवोंस का एक बहुत अच्छा स्रोत हैं, जो महिला प्रजनन प्रणाली के आवश्यक घटक हैं। रजोनिवृत्ति के दौरान, एस्ट्रोजन का स्तर काफी हद तक गिरा रहता है। आईसॉफ्लेवोंस एस्ट्रोजेन रिसेप्टर कोशिकाओं के लिए बाध्य करने में सक्षम हैं, जिससे शरीर को एस्ट्रोजन की कमी महसूस नही होती। इससे रजोनिवृत्ति के कई लक्षणों को कम किया जा सकता है, जैसे मूड स्विंग्स, गर्म चमक, भूख दर्द आदि।
7. मजबूत हड्डियों के लिए: सोयाबीन कैल्शियम, मैग्नीशियम, तांबा, सेलेनियम और जस्ता सहित कई विटामिन और खनिजों का समृद्ध स्रोत है जो हड्डियों के स्वास्थ्य के लिए बहुत महत्वपूर्ण हैं। ऑस्टियोपोरोसिस जैसी समस्याओं के लिए सोयाबीन भोजन एक दीर्घकालिक समाधान हो सकता है।
8. कैंसर की रोकथाम के लिए: सोयाबीन में उपस्थित एंटीऑक्सीडेंट का स्तर, विभिन्न कैंसर की शुरुआत को रोकने के लिए इसे बहुत प्रभावी बनाता है। यह विशेष रूप से प्रोस्टेट कैंसर, फेफड़े, स्तन और पेट के कैंसर के लिए सिफारिश किया जाता है।
9. जन्म दोष को रोकने के लिए: सोयाबीन विटामिन बी कॉम्प्लेक्स और फोलिक एसिड में समृद्ध है, दोनों ही गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए महत्वपूर्ण हैं। फोलिक एसिड शिशुओं में न्यूरल ट्यूब दोष की रोकथाम सुनिश्चित करता है।
 

सोयाबीन के दुष्प्रभाव
हालांकि सोयाबीन और संबंधित सोया उत्पादों के उपभोग करने के फायदेमंद पहलुओं की एक विस्तृत श्रृंखला है, लेकिन आपके आहार के हिस्से के रूप में सोयाबीन लेने के कुछ संभावित नकारात्मक प्रभाव भी हैं। उदाहरण के लिए:
1. चूंकि सोयाबीन में एस्ट्रोजेन-नकल यौगिकों हैं, पुरुष यदि उच्च मात्रा में सोयाबीन या सोया दूध का उपभोग करते हैं, तो वे कभी-कभी हार्मोनल असंतुलन विकसित कर सकते हैं। पुरुषों में, यह बांझपन, यौन रोग, कम शुक्राणुओं की संख्या और कुछ कैंसर की संभावना में वृद्धि का कारण बन सकता है।
2. सोयाबीन में मौजूद कुछ विरोधी थायराइड यौगिक हैं, जो कि थायरॉइड ग्रंथि की गतिविधि को बाधित कर सकते हैं और गइटर का कारण हो सकते है।
3. सोया खाद्य पदार्थों में एल्यूमीनियम की काफी मात्रा होती है जो बड़ी मात्रा में खाए जाने पर कई किडनी रोगों का कारण बन सकती है।

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Health Benefits Of Soybean Oil

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Soybean Oil

Cholesterol control: As mentioned above, the good balance of fatty acids contained in soybean oil means that the body can get the important and necessary fatty acids in their diet, including those which regulate cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce dangerous cholesterol levels and counteract the negative types. Furthermore, the other fatty acids like stearic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acid are also found in balanced quantities. The fatty acid composition of soybean oil, as well as the powerful plant sterols, such as β-sitosterol can actually cause a reduction in cholesterol storage in the gut by 10-15% – not what you normally expect to hear from a “fatty” acid! Basically, soybean oil can seriously decrease you chance of atherosclerosis and other heart conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes.


Cognitive impact: Alzheimer’s disease is a terrible affliction that affects millions of people around the world. It results in the cognitive deterioration of a person’s brain as neural connection fail and die, thereby making everything from remembering the past to performing simple tasks a challenge. However, soybean oil has an impressively high level of vitamin k, which has been consistently connected with improving the symptoms of alzheimer’s, and even reversing the effects in some cases. The vitamin k acts as an antioxidant against free radicals, keeping them from damaging the neural cells.

Bone health: Another important function of vitamin k is its osteotrophic potential, which means that it can stimulate the regrowth or increased healing of bone. While this is often associated with calcium, vitamin k, of which soybeans has a lot, can also stimulate bone development in a very positive way, so make sure to switch to soybean oil if you want to prevent certain conditions like osteoporosis, which is often a natural result of the aging process.

Eye and skin health: Omega-3 fatty acids, which make up 7% of the total fatty acid content in soybean oil, are integral to protecting the cardiovascular system in the role of scraping our “bad” cholesterol, but it also protects cell membranes. This includes the very fragile and dangerous areas of the skin and eyes, both of which are common entrance points for bacteria and other foreign materials. These omega-3s also promote healthier vision by acting as antioxidants and neutralizing free radicals that can cause macular degeneration and cataracts.


Antioxidant potential: The high vitamin e content in soybean oil also acts as a powerful antioxidant while similarly protecting the skin from the damage of fre radicals. Vitamin e is directly associated with improving the appearance of blemishes, reducing acne scarring, protecting the skin against sunburn, and stimulating the regrowth of new skin cells to promote healing. Vitamin e is also associated with general antioxidant activity in the rest of the body, which boosts the immune system and helps to eliminate free radicals that cause certain conditions like cancer, premature aging, cognitive disorders and heart diseases.

A final word of caution: Remember, it may be a healthier form of vegetable oil, but it is still somewhat high in omega-6 fatty acids. Although this is “essential”, it is still a problem if it is not evenly balanced with more foods with omega-3 fatty acid content. There are still calories involved if you are worried about obesity. Furthermore, soybeans are closely related to peanuts, so with the increasing numbers of peanut allergies around the world, be careful about anyone with peanut allergies before cooking with soybean oil. Besides that, enjoy and happy cooking!

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Health Benefits of Soybean

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits of Soybean

1. Low in fat with no cholesterol

2. Contains essential heart friendly omega-3 fats

3. An excellent source of fiber

4. Is a good source of enriched calcium and vitamin b12

5. Is a complete protein, containing all the amino acids essential to human nutrition

6. Provides important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium

7. Rich in probiotics in the form of fermented soy products, such as miso, tempeh, and soy yogurt

8. Contains isoflavones which are beneficial in reducing risk of various cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis

9. Whole soy foods such as tofu and tempeh form a nutrient rich alternative to meat.

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Table of Content

Soybean
Nutritional Value of Soybean
Health Benefits of Soybean
Helps in improving metabolic activity
Helps in healthy weight gain
Helps in preventing cancer
Helps to boost heart health
Helps to relieve menopausal symptoms
Helps to boost digestive health
Helps in improving bone health
Helps in preventing birth defects
Helps in improving blood circulation
Helps in controlling diabetes
Helps in relieving sleep disorders
Helps in cell growth and regeneration
Uses of Soybean
Side-Effects & Allergies of Soybean
Cultivation of Soybean