Soy bean

Nature : Neutral, Taste : Sweet

Soy Bean


Nature : Neutral

Taste : Sweet

Acts on Organ : Spleen, Large intestine

Healing Effects :  Lubricate dryness; eliminate tissue fluids; promote milk secretion after childbirth; correct underweight; lower blood pressure; promote urination.

Tofu, soy milk, and edamame help fight heart disease when they replace fatty meats and cheeses, slashing saturated fat intake. Soy also contains heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats, a good amount of fiber, and some important vitamins.

Soy’s isoflavones, or plant estrogens, may also help prevent breast cancer. Some researchers believe these bind with estrogen receptors, reducing your exposure to the more powerful effects of your own estrogen, says Prevention advisor Andrew Weil, MD. But stick with whole soy foods rather than processed foods, like patties or chips, made with soy powder. Don’t take soy supplements, which contain high and possibly dangerous amounts of isoflavones.