4 Health Benefits of Soy Nuts
Last updated on August 7, 2011
Soy nuts are made by soaking soy beans in water, draining them, and then roasting or baking them until they are crunchy. There are many flavors of soy nuts available at the grocery store, but remember that extra ingredients often adds additional calories, sugar and/or fat. The healthiest soy nuts are lightly seasoned and don’t have any added oil or sugar.
Here are four health benefits of soy nuts.
One of the biggest health benefits of soy nuts is the fact that they are rich in protein, which makes them a great food to snack on. Instead of reaching for the bag of potato chips, grab a handful of soy nuts to get a tasty crunch and powerful nutrition at the same time.
Because of the high protein content as well as the fiber in soy nuts, they are great for someone who is trying to lose weight. The best weight loss plan is a diet that focuses around a higher amount of fiber and protein.
Lower Blood Pressure
When soy nuts are consumed, they can help to lower blood pressure levels. These snacks are naturally low in sodium and the fiber and other nutrients such as magnesium and potassium they contain can be beneficial in lowering blood pressure levels.
Soy nuts also help with other aspects of heart health, such as lower cholesterol and a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. They contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are effective in the prevention of heart disease and help to lower cholesterol levels.