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Soya miracle: ways of eating it

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 07: A package of organic green soybean sprouts purchased by the photographer at a local market lies opened on June 7, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. German health authorites are due to release laboratory results from organic vegetable sprouts grown at the Gaertnerhof Bienenbuettel organic farm for possible infection with enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. Authorities in the German state of Lower Saxony closed the farm several days ago under strong suspicion that the current E. coli outbreak stems from sprouts grown at the farm, though initial lab results published yesterday show no infection. The outbreak has thus far infected at least 2,153 people and killed 22 in Europe's worst recorded E. coli outbreak ever. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

When we think about this legume, vegetarians come into our minds – but it has a lot of nutritive benefits more than other legumes. Experts even say that soya is one of the most complete food that exist. We can elaborate dozens ready-to-consume products with soybean. Discover here the advantages and benefits of this legume and the ways that you can find it. You will want to include it in your diet. We are sure about that!

Soya has a low value of saturated fats and it has a lot of high quality vitamins. It contains vitamin B and E and relevant minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Soya it’s a legume with a lot of fats – specifically omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids – that are necessary for the function of our metabolism, the immunological system, the blood circulation, etc. Its fiber content is also remarkable, which helps the bowel transit. Besides, it has a lot of antioxidant benefits.

You can find this food – which was discovered in China – in a lot of different ways. That way you would never be tired of eating it!

Soya milk: although it feels like we started drinking it only a few years ago, it has been drinking during more than two thousand years. It has no cholesterol and it has the half calories value than cow milk. Plus, those who are lactose intolerant can drink soya milk.

Tofu: it’s a food that is prepared with soya beans, water and by the coagulation process of the soya milk. It has a similar texture to the cheese but, unlike cheese, it has a very low calorie content. It has a lot of proteins and only a few fats.

Bean sprouts: they are really common in salad. They’re also highly recommendable for pregnant or breastfeeding women because of their high folic acid value. They have some advantages in the blood clotting process. And they’re really good for bone metabolism.

Soya flour: it is gluten-free, so it can be eaten by celiac people. It can prevent you from heart related diseases due to its low saturated fats and cholesterol content.