Beans, Beans...

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.