Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 13, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a study in recent health news, which suggests that Spanish researchers have found that soybeans may help prevent cancer.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin notes (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/the-magic-beans-that-could-prevent-cancer), soybean is considered a healthy food. For one, it’s high in complete protein—meaning it provides all of the essential amino acids needed for a nutritionally balanced diet. It’s also an inexpensive protein to buy, unlike animal meats, which can be quite pricey—especially if they’re organic.
As the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article “The ‘Magic Beans’ That Could Prevent Cancer” outlines, soybeans also contain very high levels of a special nutrient called “phytic acid.” This nutrient is a mineral chelator, which means it can bind to certain minerals ingested with food, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc. This can help reduce the amount of minerals the body assimilates. Why would this be a good thing? Because mineral chelators such as phytic acid help prevent the over-mineralization of joints, blood vessels, and other parts of the body, explains the article. Over-mineralization is a common problem for elderly people; it can lead to an acceleration of the aging process.
As the article notes, peptides are important for good health because they have been shown to prevent cancer at all of its different stages. Lunasin also exerts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that could contribute to its chemo-preventative effects.
The article states that to get the most from soy when it comes to health benefits, keep in mind the following:
– Steamed soybeans are estimated to be 65.3% digestible
– Tofu is 92.7% digestible
– Soymilk is 92.6% digestible
– Soy protein isolate is 93%–97% digestible
According to the article, it sounds like soy protein isolate is the best option for getting a health-boosting dose of lunasin, phytic acid, and amino acids. Soy protein isolate is a dry powder that has been separated, or isolated, from the other parts of the soybean, making it 90%–95% protein, and nearly carbohydrate- and fat-free. It is in a number of different foods, including soymilk, power bars, meat substitutes, cereals, and breads.
(SOURCE: Hseihb CC et al., “Lunasin, a Seed Peptide with Promising Cancer Preventive Properties,” Protein Pept. Lett. September 13, 2012.)
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