The fermentation process itself produces a wide range of substances, including vitamins and enzymes, that support well-being. Among those healthful substances are the probiotic microbes used in fermentation.
Fermented soy has been linked to better intestinal health, including increases in growth of the body’s own probiotic bacteria. It has also been linked to strengthened immunity and reductions in skin problems.
In addition, fermented soy is cultured in organic soy milk. Besides being free of chemical residues, organically grown crops have been found in studies to provide more nutrition than crops grown conventionally.
The nutrients found in soy include a class of phytonutrients called isoflavones. The subject of intense research interest, these substances – including daidzein, genistein and glycitein – have long been used to help take the edge off of menopausal issues such as hot flashes and to offset the loss of bone density that can occur with age.
However, studies have found that isoflavone benefits may go well beyond menopause relief and skeletal health. For example, an analysis of 17 clinical trials, published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease, found that isoflavones were able to improve how well the cells lining arterial walls functioned, a key factor in cardiovascular health. Spanish scientists, writing in Food Chemistry, discovered that isoflavones reduce inflammation associated with obesity. And in one of the latest isoflavone studies, these compounds have been linked to “optimal sleep duration and quality” (Nutrition Journal 12/29/15).
Fermented soy powder supplies all three crucial isoflavones, and the fermentation process makes these substances more effective within the body. What’s more, the powder’s protein content helps fight the loss of muscle mass that can accompany aging.
If you’re looking for a quick, easy protein source that also provides the benefits of isoflavones, fermented soy powder is a useful option.
This article is from Energy Times April 2016 article Brewing Health.
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