Benefits of Edamame. (Soybeans)

By: Lexi Elder

Facts and Recipes on Edamame

-Otherwise known as boiled green soybeans: a half a cup of shelled edamame contains a lot of fiber.

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

-A study showed that drinking soy milk daily helps in anti-inflammatory effects and doctors said this may help in the prevention of bone loss and cancer.

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

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

-It contains around 10% of the Daily Value for two key antioxidants; vitamins C and A. And for a plant food, it's quite high in iron.

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