March 28, 2020, The Liberacy:- Soybean chunks are widely grown in South Asia and East Asia. This is a species of Legume native to almost half of Asia. Fermented Soy foods are widely used in India, China, and Southeast Asia, as it includes Soy sauce bean paste and tempeh.
Now the question arises. Are they good for your diet? Should you include Soybean chunks in your diet?
Let’s find out.
The answer is YES. You should include soybean in your diet, mainly if you mean lack of protein content. Most importantly for vegetarians, as they get less protein in their diet.
Soybean chunks are rich in Amino acids. Also, for people struggling with varied cholesterol levels, soybean chunks are important as it controls the high and unhealthy cholesterol level, if compare to Meat and products.
Soybean chunks are also excessively rich in Fiber, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and most importantly, Soybean Chunks are a good source of Omega-3s fatty acids.
Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fats, that are good for the body. These fats are beneficial for Heart Health and are found in most vegetable Oils, including Soybean Oil.
Omega-3s are of three types. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Omega-3s fats reduce inflammation, which helps in the reduction of Inflammatory diseases like Heart Disease and Arthritis. In addition to these important benefits, Omega-3s fats are also essential for the Brain, i.e. its behavior and to perform Cognitive functions.
It reduces the risk of Blood clotting in arteries, which directly affects the functioning of the Heart.
The cholesterol contained in the Chunks is also called Good Cholesterol (HDL).
These Chunks are also very much popular among Vegetarians. First due to its high nutrient value and second due to its chewy texture.
It is also seen as an alternative means for meat-eaters, especially under the lockdown conditions due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic.