Soy: Its protective action against obesity and bad cholesterol

Consuming soy significantly reduces total and bad cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Researchers from Italy and Greece have found that soy has a positive effect on the liver and adipose tissue.

Researchers have shown that soy contains high biological value proteins and isoflavones, substances with potent antioxidant activity.

These substances modify the action of two genes-transcription factors on the liver and adipose tissue, thereby reducing the synthetic capacity of fatty acids and triglycerides while increasing the destruction of fats, which has a positive effect on slimming.

How much to consume

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends consuming 25 grams of soy protein a day (equivalent to 2 glasses of soy beverage) to prevent cardiovascular disease.

The benefits of soy consumption also include improved quality of life and possibly a reduction in the incidence of annoying symptoms (such as hot flashes) during menopause, as well as protection of skin elasticity (attributable to the action of isoflavones).

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