Benefits of Soybean for Diabetic Patients

Soybean is a tasty food item famous all over the world for its health benefits. This article shows you some of the benefits of soybean and its effectiveness in controlling diabetes.

What research studies have to say ?

  • The risk of diabetes is reduced by 47% by eating soybean.It is found by the researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute.
  • Research conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst also substantiate the above finding.
  • Studies conducted at the University of Illinois found that soybean protects the diabetic patients from the risks of kidney failure and improves the functioning of the organ too.
  • Risk of cataract is high in diabetic patients.Research done on rats,reveal that soybean intake reduces the risk of this disease.


Benefits of Soybean:

  • Soybean contains protein and fiber which control the blood sugar level effectively.
  • Phytic acid reduce the process of digestion of starch by 50%.
  • This can keep the glucose level constant after the in take of food by the diabetic patient.
  • Isoflavones reduce the glucose level by increasing the secretion of insulin.
  • Triglyceride and LDL levels in the blood reduces by the intake of Soyabean.The HDL levels rises.These three parameters define the presence of cholesterol in blood.
  • Amino acid arginine,a chemical component found in soybean is responsible for keeping the cholesterol level in check.
  • In this way,the risk of heart diseases is lowered.Diabetic patients are prone to heart diseases than any other ailment.
  • Angiotensin-I converting enzyme’s effects are reduced by 92% by soybean and yogurt.
  • This enzyme narrows the blood vessels, increasing the risk of blood pressure.

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