Sunday, March 28, 2010

Soy is a complete protein

Soya is an excellent source of high quality protein as it contains all the essential amino acids. It is low in saturated fat; cholesterol free and whole soybeans are an excellent source of dietary fibre.

It also provides a significant amount of magnesium, zinc, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, and vitamin B6 and is a good source of the natural antioxidants lecithin and vitamin E.

Soya is a good food for vegetarians as it compensates for the proteins and some of the nutrients that come with meat consumption. It is advisable to combine soya with a wide variety of other nutrient rich foods to ensure a balanced diet.