Soybeans are rather unassuming and bland, however they contain a myriad of health benefit for both the skin and body!
The power of the soybean in 5 parts!
- Improves metabolic function
Soybeans are full of protein which boosts your metabolism and overall systems as protein is the building blocks of your body. So they are great for weight management.
- Improves Bone Health
Soybeans are high in vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc which are important players in the recovery and growth of bones. This is extremely important, as our bones deteriorate and become more brittle as we age,
- Improves Blood Circulation
Copper and iron are essential in forming red blood cells. When we have enough red blood cells, that is when blood circulation can function at its optimum level.
- Improves Digestive Health
Adequate fiber is the key for digestive health and is the most common element lacking in people’s diet nowadays.
Soybeans are full of anti oxidants which is why soybean extract is a key ingredient in Gensen products. For more information about anti oxidants and why they so good for you check out our in-depth posts HERE
Soybeans - the building blocks of the Japanese Diet
The Japanese Diet has long been known as one of the healthiest in the world as it is heavily focused on fresh seasonal produce and is mostly made up of vegetables and seafood.
But did you know? Soybeans are actually in pretty much every Japanese meal in some form.
The most well known soy product is tofu, but there are actually many other soy products that form the basis of Japanese cuisine.
First off, both soy sauce and miso are made from soybeans. They are key flavourings in Japanese cooking and are pretty much ‘pantry staples’. Natto are fermented soybeans that are famous for their less than appetising smell. They are very divisive, with both Japanese and non-Japanese people. However, they are extremely nutritious. Something less well known is kinako which is a flour made up of ground, dried soybeans. They are very fragrant and are used in various traditional Japanese confectionary (wagashi) like warabi mochi.