Soy based foods are foods made from soybeans. The different foods you can prepare using soybeans are numerous and varied; from soymilk and tofu to boca burgers and okara. The tastes, flavors, and textures are endless with soybeans.
In the following paragraphs you will learn of a few different products made out of soy beans along with some of their benefits.
A study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine found that eating 47 grams of soy protein daily lowers blood cholesterol levels significantly. Soy protein is found in all soybean-based products. Soy based products significantly reduced “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides, both of which are primary heart disease risk factors.
Soy based products such as milk, tofu and okara are also great foods for managing women’s hormones naturally, particularly estrogen and progesterone when going through the woman’s natural transition, menopause. Soymilk estrogen, also known as Isoflavones, is a substance responsible for helping with estrogen/progesterone balance.
It can be bought in most major grocery stores and if you buy the soymilk maker, you can easily make your own soymilk right from your own home. The soymilk maker creates soymilk from organic soybeans in twenty minutes with just a push of a button. Some household appliances make life a breeze.
Soy based foods are chalk full of protein and it goes without saying that the flour is also. You can replace some of the flour in your baking recipes with soy flour. You can use soy flour for making breads, cakes, muffins and even cookies. But don’t use only soy flour for yeast breads because they will not rise properly.
Symptoms of soy allergies would include any or all of these symptoms, diarrhea, cramps, nausea, hives and swelling of the throat. Soy products have been known to cause allergies in certain people.
Unless the allergy from soy-based products dissipates on its own, it is advisable to cut soy from your diet. The side effects of soy usually show up immediately after eating it, so you will know right away the cause of your allergic reaction.
Many restaurants cater to the health conscience group of people and boast about their soy-based hamburger substitute called the Boca Burger. This delicious and nutritious burger has become very popular among the vegetarian group of people and even meat eaters as a healthy food choice.
Give the boca burger a try next time you visit a health food restaurant. It will add some pizzazz to your eating experience just because it is something different. You never know, you may end up loving the boca burger and switch from beef to soy protein. You can add any of the same condiments you would to a regular hamburger.
For the most part, soy based foods are healthy and very
nutritious. If you are not allergic to soy based products, they should
be included in your diet on a regular basis. The Japanese diet
incorporates different soybean-based products in their diet and they are
one of the healthiest populations in the world. What does that tell