This nutritional health video will explain to the benefits of adding soy to your diet.
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John D Husted: What is Soy? The soy is basically soy beans. Soy beans are grown all over the United States. Only the United States produces more soy beans in any other country and compared to many Asian countries we eat far less soy then they do but we actually growth most. But it does growing health awareness a bit and probably eating more soy just because as more of restaurants seen Asian restaurants it's in Tofu things like that. I think is becoming little bit more familiar and I think there is a growing awareness that may be health benefits from soy think those probably more popular among women. I think even men especially after were they comment or finally that there is lot of benefits, so I think probably just from the growing awareness people are finding that, that may have some benefits so that most will try it. It is easier to get soy in 30 years ago it was just matter buying that was about it and that I think there is a lot easier ways to get soy and they probably prepared in the lot more ways that actually taste better. General at a adjusted health general feminine health, general mental health memory and things like that it use to be thought probably the early attention was mainly on heart disease and on womens health because of the effect of the isoflavones been at oestrogen like compound and that has led to this idea then many people have that soy is really in protein for women and actually the isoflavones found in soy because they are weak oestrogens, may be more important from men then women because there so many environmental oestrogens that all of us are exposed any environment as that just part of living in modern world. So many environmental oestrogens, oestrogen like compounds which we can despite our best efforts, we cannot avoid ourselves from bean exposed and since though isoflavones found in soy act as weak oestrogen they buying to the oestrogen receptor in the body but they only have a fraction of restoring of natural oestrogen is probably more important for men as isoflavones in your diet. Soy type isoflavones in a diet then it is for women, so even men's health now is probably it may be even more important from mens health and this for women health. In our patients we do obesity surgery primarily so in our patients we get very, very concerned about the nutritional status after surgery. Protein is always good in general and soy protein we find is especially good for variety of reasons. As especially in patients that are starting to exercise, they had yet started on exercise program, soy proteins seems to prevent muscle injury a lot better than other types of proteins, its also very high in origin so it almost has anabolic effect, some other branch changed I mean of acids then improves exercise endurance and almost acts as an anabolic going up effect of lean muscle mass, which is important people need to loose fat, not loose lean muscle mass and even a patients have don't have surgery there is an appetite-suppressing effect that soy can have so people tend to feel for when have soy protein compared to some other types. One is a very good source of protein its important to patients getting their protein in their diet and if time whether loosing weight, they want to preserve lean muscle mass and they want to make sure that they get the protein in your diet because natural other sources of proteins say animal protein may be very difficult type of way to get protein in your diet early on after surgery and have a difficult time in eating meats and also when patients start exercise they will find that there exercise recovery, the muscle recovery is a lot better with soy protein then in with other types of protein that's been shown. Other general effects of soy's effect on exercise is a high branch chained amino acids patients tend to have better exercise endurance with soy protein compared to many other types of proteins so well other exercising in help augment their weight loss of health presumably lean m
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