Soy – a complete super-food
Originated from Asia, this legume is one of the most nutritious plant, with remarkable medicinal properties at the same time
Consumed for almost 3 thousand years now, soy is a highly appreciated food in China and Japan, with many therapeutic properties.
Soy milk, soy flour and soybean germs have a remarkable anti-tumor effect (especially in breast cancer) and stimulate the body to function properly, while being an excellent source of energy and minerals.
Rich in proteins, essential amino-acids, lipids, carbohydrates, salts, enzymes and vitamins, with a strong emollient and liver-protective action, soy has beneficial effects in case of convalescence, seasonal neurasthenia, menstrual pain, menopause, stress, hepatitis, diabetes, cardiovascular or digestive imbalances and excessive body weight.
Soy proteins, by their antioxidant action, strengthen blood vessels, the immune system and protect the system against the harmful action of free radicals, as well as the increased risk of developing cardiovascular, renal or pancreatic diseases.
Despite not recommended for children under 3 years of age and pregnant women, soy is an increasingly popular alternative to meat, very easy to include in the daily diet of vegetarian or vegans.
Nutritionists recommend a maximum consumption of 25 grams per day, due to the fact that excessive consumption can cause severe gastrointestinal and hormonal disorders, especially involving the endocrine system.