Soy milk is now familiar to many people. For those who are lactose intolerance (ie people who are notable to digest lactose digestion, carbohydrate in cow's milk), this product can be a substitute for cow's milk. More over, soy milk is also rich in nutrient and non nutrients that are beneficial to health.
Soy contains isoflavones
In men, soy has been shown to prevent prostate cancer, a disease common in men aged over 40 years. This is because soy contains phytochemicals (plantchemicals) called isoflavones. Type of main isoflavones found in soy are genistein and daidzein. Based on studies, genistein could in hibit the growth of prostate cancer cells and prevent their spread.
In women, the benefits even more. Soy may help prevent breast cancer and osteoporosis. Generally, women are more exposed to estrogen, such as women who are menstruating earlier, had no children, or who do not breast feed their babies, increased riskof breast cancer. But strangely, despite the isoflavones in soy is a phytoestrogen (a form of natural estrogen), but actually have on effect on the body to prevent breast cancer. And for women who have undergone menopause, soy can help reduce menopause al symptoms caused by declining estrogen production.
Do not over do it
Despite many benefites, but should not consume soy excessively. Because the experts are concerned that overly high levels of isoflavones in the body it will cause cancer, especially breast cancer. In post menopausal women, who should really pay attentionin this regard is the consumption of soy in the form of supplements. More advisable to consume soy in the form of whole food such as to fu, or soy milk. Certainly remain in a reasonable amount, so it can still get various benefits of and stay safe.