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The Health Benefits of Soybeans
Soy food products come in many forms such as the traditional miso, tempeh, tofu, soy sauce and the more recently developed soy milk, soy flour, soy hot dogs, soy burgers and soy cheese.
The simple sugars raffinose and stachyose found in unfermented soy foods are not digestible and can cause flatulence and abdominal discomfort.
The health benefits of soybeans and soy foods include reduced LDL cholesterol, cancer prevention and reduced coronary artery disease risk.
Health Benefits of Soybeans
2. Genetically modified soybeans should be avoided if possible.
3. Women with estrogen-sensitive breast tumors should restrict or avoid consumption of soy.
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