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Health Secrets Of Edamame

You maybe familiar with soybeans, but have you ever tasted its delicious and green type known as Edamame? In various health forums in the Internet, this vegetable's reputation has grown much more popular this days because of its many positive health effects.

In Japan, edamame are often prepared as a nutritious snack because of its yummy taste. Edamame are harvested when the plant is still young and green, which are mostly served as a side dish in many types of cuisines or an added ingredient in soups and salads.

Below are Edamame's known vitamins and mineral content.

* High in protein
* High in fiber
* High in good fats (omega-3 fatty acids)
* Calories
* Iron
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin C
* Calcium
* Sodium
* Carbohydrate
* Folate
* Vitamin K

Based on the list above, this green soybean is a great source of low-calorie protein that makes it the best vegetable snack for health conscious people. It is also a heart friendly soybean because of its isoflavones, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which helps lower cholesterol level and reduce the risks of heart diseases and stroke.

phots of edamame plantIsoflavones found in this great plant together with calcium, promotes good bone density by activating estrogen-like effects on the bone tissue as well as maintaining quality dental health. Soy protein also helps reduce the insulin resistance, kidney damage and avoids fatty liver in people with diabetes.

I highly recommend Edamame to include to your daily diet to achieve its optimum health benefits. It is a good and healthy substitute for other protein sources like meats because of its higher fiber and cholesterol lowering effects.

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