Category Archives: Soy

Components of Soy – Phytic Acid and Purine

Recently, there were concerns that soy might burden health because it contains phytic acid and purine. These are unfounded, as many studies have proven that soy consumption is safe and beneficial to health. Soy and phytic acid Soy contains moderate amounts of phytic acid, a natural organic acid present in the hulls of grains and […]

Benefits of Soy

Soy is one of the most nutritious plant-based proteins. It is free from cholesterol and contains all essential amino acids. With these properties, how can soy benefit us? 1. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Soy isoflavones have weak estrogenic effects that help lower low-density lipoprotein (“bad”) cholesterol and increase high-density lipoprotein (“good”) cholesterol, thereby promoting heart health. […]

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