Include soy in your diet to stay fit and reduce your risk of heart diseases
Soy is joy
Soy comes from soybean plants which come from the same legume family that includes dried beans, peas and lentils. As you can expect soy is packed with healthy proteins, fibre, fats, and loads of nutrients. Moreover, soy doesn’t contain any cholesterol which makes it a perfectly healthy food for staying fit and reducing risk for heart diseases.
Gets you the protein you need
<p><p style="text-align: justify;">Soy is high in quality protein. It makes a great food option for anyone who is hoping to add more protein to their diet, especially for vegetarians. Its protein content can give some popular protein rich foods such as meat or chicken a run for their money. Around 175 ml of cooked soy can offer as much protein as one would get from 125 ml of cooked chicken or fish. It contains ample of all the essential nutrients including amino acids that you would need for a fit and healthy life.</p></p>
Offers the ‘good fat’
Soy contains more fat as compared to other legumes, but it’s mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with omega-3 fatty acids, commonly known as the healthy fats. What makes soy perfect for your diet is that it has no cholesterol. So, you get ample healthy fats to add to your late without any cholesterol content.
Calcium and iron
Women should add more soy to their healthy diet as they need more calcium and iron. Soy is an excellent source of both the minerals calcium and iron. If you still don’t care about the calcium and iron you get from your diet, you need to know that calcium builds and maintains strong bones and teeth and iron is used to carry oxygen to tissue and muscle cells.
Soy is one of the most economical healthy foods that you would find. Buy some soybeans when you next visit your local store and make sure you keep bringing more soy to your plate throughout the week. Also remember a crucial fact, when you start eating healthy for better health and fitness, you should also add more physical activities to your routine. Image source : Getty