It’s time to bust your myth with 13 essential nutrients and high quality proteins, Omega 3 fatty acids, omega 6 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, fibre, folic acid, Vitamins B1 B2, and B6, potassium, phosphorous, and zinc. Or let’s just call it the Soya!
Spill your beans
Are you one of them who search for just one good reason to eat soya? We say, re-think. ‘Coz we will give you 13! The lucky 13 essential reasons why you should and why it’s a must!
From controlling and preventing numerous diseases and disorders to being the herbivore’s protein fix; this tiny, little, humble bean-in-a-pod has been the “wonder food” to man for over 3000 years. Why not when it is packed with 13 essential nutrients, all in a pod? Or shall we say, all in a bean!
Packed in the bean pod
Grown across the world as a legume, soya has all the essential amino acids in the right ratio along with being essential fatty acids rich! And that’s not where its name in the good books ends. According to research, consuming 25 to 50 gram of soya bean everyday reduces cholesterol levels, aids to prevent osteoporosis and helps lower cardiac ailments. The legume fiber is known to regulate bowel movement while incorporating all the naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals that are essential for overall growth, development and maintenance of health. Be a Jack-in-the-bean-stalk. Especially when it’s Soya we are talking about.
As you soya, so shall you reap
With a maturity period of four months, the soya bean plant is edible beyond its bean. While the shoots and leaves are edible, the beans can also be processed into tofu, miso, yogurt, milk, paste, oil and cream! Oh, and some lip smacking kebabs too.
A “complete protein” that contain 45 per cent high quality plant proteins, in comparison to egg proteins, which is by far the richest source of protein and nutrient known to mankind; Soya is also free of lactose and cholesterol, which when processed into milk, yogurt and cream acts as a perfect alternative to milk for people with lactose-intolerance. That’s not all; Soya is also known to have the highest useful isoflavones content, namely Genistein, daidzein and glycitein which is said to have counter-cancerous properties.
Health foods are boring, says who? Not if it comes as a delicious French toast or a sumptuous pudding. Try on various kheers with Soya milk which is both healthy and tasty or just substitute soya milk for plain milk in your breakfast for a burst of energy and a kick starting morning. Lowing down from branding it as a health food, you’ll be surprised to see how soya is finding its way into gourmet; include cake toppings, juices and dim sums! This is Soya like never before.
So next time you search for some healthy delights, check out some culinary wonders that you can do with Soya. A bit of taste & health, guaranteed, in every bite.