Benefits of Edamame

Gina Farhat

Tips for Edamame

-The component thought to be at least partly responsible for soy's health benefits is a type of phytoestrogen called isoflavones.

-Isoflavones also appear to work with certain proteins in soy to protect against cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

-Soy protein may help reduce insulin resistance, kidney damage, and fatty liver in people with diabetes, according to a study in rats.

-A study in women reported that regular consumption of soy foods was associated with healthy cholesterol levels.

-Results from a new study in China suggest that eating more soybean protein may help prevent and treat hypertension.

- Hulled Edamame is great for making salads or adding to rice dishes or Japanese food.

-A study in which 12 postmenopausal women drank 36 ounces of soy milk daily for 16 weeks noted an anti-inflammatory effect of the isoflavones found in soy.