13 Super Nutrients in Soybeans

By Anggita Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Identical to the number 13 is unlucky number, but not for the 13 nutrients found in soybeans. Several studies suggest that soy is a "super food" because of the very high nutrient content and can meet the needs of the body in an almost perfect portions.

As reported by the Times of India, soy contains 13 essential nutrients. Namely, high-quality protein, omega 3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, fiber, folic acid, vitamin B1, B2, and B6, potassium and phosphorus, and zinc. According to The American Heart Association, soybeans are the best source of good quality protein for vegetarians. The content of natural cholesterol and lactose free, and essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6, making soy is recommended for people with heart problems, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Soy contains 45 percent high-quality vegetable protein, which is comparable to the protein in the egg lipids including 18-20 percent, which is the main source of good fats or polyunsaturated fats.

Soybeans are also known to have the entire content of essential amino acids in the proper ratio. By consuming 25 to 50 grams of soy per day is known to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and reduce the risk of heart disease. So, from now on, make soy as a healthy snack you everyday.
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