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Soy is a member of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family. The soya plant is indigenous to east Asia and has never been found growing wild. It is now cultivated in other regions of the world including northern China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. The soya lecithin extracted from the soya bea, soya oil, and the soya seed can all be used medicinally. Soybeans are legumes that contain 50% protein, 24% carbohydrates, and 25% oil including stearic, linoleic, and palmitic acids. The active constituents of soybeans are phytoestrogens, known as isoflavones, and phytosertols such as beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. They are a rich source of calcium, iron, potassium, amino acids, vitamins, and fiber.
Soybeans and soy foods are the most significant dietary source of isoflavones. Two isoflavones found in soy are genistein and daidzein. Soy provides immune and cardiovascular system support, helps block the absorption of cholesterol, and may ease menopause symptoms. Soy is helpful for aiding changing females needs. It is most often used for menopause but aids other female needs related to the breasts, uterus, etc. It also helps strengthen the bones, protects the kidneys, and prevents osteoporosis. Soy provides the body with the essential nutrients necessary for good health and proper functioning of the body.
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Cautions Orally, soy is well tolerated. The most common side effects include gastrointestinal upset, such as constipation, bloating, and nausea.