PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 77
- ferulic acid
- caffeic acid
- sinapic acid
- coumaric acids
- glyceollin I, II, III
- hydroxycinnamic acids
- polyunsaturated fat
- monounsaturated fat
- omega-3 (8:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio)
- omega-6 (8:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio)
- essential amino acids
- complex carbohydrates
Potential Health Benefits
- powerful cardiovascular system support
- digestive system health boost
- anti-cancer properties
- lower "bad" cholesterol
- promote weight-loss
- energy boost
Potential Athletic Benefits
- Great source of protein and essential amino acids (low-moderate intake of phytoestrogen from soybeans does not significantly effect male hormone production for most individuals like many believe).
- Increase nitric oxide levels to promote vasodialation of blood vessels, increased HGH levels, and improved oxygen transport to working muscles.
- Improve recovery rates due to high-levels of phytochemical content present in each serving.
- Protect against free radical formations within the body from prolonged exercise durations.
Glycemic Index Rank
15 out of 100
|Low Glycemic||less than 55|
Food Sensitivity Rank
<1 to 1 ratio
|Low for Fructose Sensitivity||less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)|
Soybeans are a very controversial food. Many false statements have been circulated regarding the benefits and/or precautions of soybeans. First off, low-moderate intake of phytoestrogen from soybeans does not significantly effect male hormone production for most individuals like many believe. Soybeans are in fact an amazing powerfood loaded with phytonutrients, protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and dietary fiber. They have been used around the world to help prevent disease, improve digestive health, and lower cholesterol. It has been shown that consuming fermented soybeans can be much more beneficial than regular soybeans due to the probiotic effect on the digestive tract.
- Soy Protein Effects on Serum Lipoproteins
- A Vegetable-Fruit-Soy Dietary Pattern Protects Against Breast Cancer
- Activity of Essential Phospholipids (EPL) from Soybean in Liver Diseases
- Immunomodulatory Effects of Soybeans and Processed Soy Food Compounds
- Phytochemicals Modulate Carcinogenic Signaling Pathways in Breast and Hormone-Related Cancers
- The Effects of Low Calorie Diet with Soy Protein on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hyperlipidemic Patients
- Fermented Soybean Products: Some Methods, Antioxidants Compound Extraction, and their Scavenging Activity
Sources include: USDA
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