REASON FOR SENIOR TO EAT MORE SOY
It is our responsibility to enable every elderly around us to keep in a healthy state of mind and body through good nutrition. We should pay attention to every detail of the nutrition of the elderly. Today we will discuss the role and effect of soybeans on the health of the elderly.
Soy contains more phospholipids for cardiovascular health.
Soybeans include soybeans, black beans and green beans. Soybean is rich in protein (35%-40%), its composition and ratio of essential amino acids are similar to animal protein, and rich in lysine, which is lacking in cereal protein, thus it is an ideal food complementary to cereal protein. The fat content of soybeans is about 15%-20%, of which unsaturated fatty acids account for 85%, linoleic acid is as high as 50%, and the digestibility is high, and it also contains more phospholipids that are beneficial to cardiovascular health. Other phytochemicals in soybeans, such as isoflavones, saponins, oligosaccharides, sterols, etc., have a positive effect on preventing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and improving women’s menopausal symptoms, and can also reduce the risk of breast cancer.
It is recommended that the elderly consume 15g of soybeans per day.
Soy is naturally cholesterol free and recommended for the elderly to consume.
The protein of soy milk is equivalent to milk and soy is easier to digest and absorb than milk. The saturated fatty acid and carbohydrates of soy are lower than milk. It does not contain cholesterol and is rich in phytosterols. It is suitable for the elderly and patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, soy milk cannot replace milk, because calcium, vitamin B2, zinc, and selenium in soy are lower than milk. Thus, it is recommended to drink both soy milk and milk every day. When making soy milk at home, the raw or uncooked soy milk contains anti-nutritional factors, which can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension and diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, so must make sure to cook the soy thoroughly when making soy milk at home.
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Health People。宋鹏坤。鼓励老年人经常食用大豆制品。Source from：http://health.people.com.cn/n1/2022/1009/c14739-32541134.html