By: Kelly Leonard
Facts about edamame (soybeans)
--Soybeans really punches up the fiber, protein and vitamin/mineral content of your diet.
--A half-cup of soybeans only has 120 calories and 9 grams of fiber.
--Soybeans have 11 grams of proteins.
--Soybeans contain around 10% of the Daily Value for two key antioxidants, vitamins C and A.
--Soybeans also contain 10% of Daily Value for iron.
More Facts about Soybeans
--Soy protein may help reduce insulin resistance, kidney damage, and fatty liver in people with diabetes.
--Results from a new study in China suggest that eating more soybean protein may help prevent and treat hypertension.
--Regular consumption of soybeans was associated with healthy cholesterol levels.
--Soybeans have 13 grams of carbohydrates.
-- Soybeans have 15 mg of sodium.