Health benefits of soybean and soybean based food products: A study
Kamble RE, Pawar VS and Veer SJ
With the recent upsurge in many lifestyle diseases, combined with the added risk of a pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe, the focus on good health has increased by many folds. Proteins which are body building and protective macronutrients have gained a significant importance due to this. Apart from animal sources of proteins, people are turning towards new plant based alternatives due to popularity of veganism and also animal cruelty involved in production of animal meat proteins. Soyfoods have long been recognized as sources of high-quality protein and healthful fat, but over the past 25 years these foods have been rigorously investigated for their role in chronic disease prevention and treatment. There is evidence, for example, that they reduce risk of coronary heart disease and breast and prostate cancer. In addition, soy alleviates hot flashes and may favorably affect renal function, alleviate depressive symptoms and improve skin health. Hence Soybean which has a significantly high protein content as well as superior quality of proteins compared to other plant proteins has gained significance due to these factors. This review covers health benefits of Soybean and different processed products that can be prepared by utilizing soybean.
How to cite this article:
Kamble RE, Pawar VS, Veer SJ. Health benefits of soybean and soybean based food products: A study. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(8):1135-1138.