Why are women being encouraged to eat more soya foods?
Far Eastern countries that regularly eat soya have noticeably lower levels of several modern diseases (incl. osteoporosis, arthrosclerosis, coronary heart diseases, urinary disorders, menopausal syptoms, etc.). More than a thousand scientific papers have already been published on soya and health.
What are soya isoflavones?
Scientist have identified several plant oestrogens, called isoflavones, in soya foods. Unless they have been fermented (like in miso), soya foods contain much higher levels of non-active isoflavones.
Plant oestrogens are gentle and can interact with our human oestrogen receptors, helping to modify the effects of insufficient or excess oestrogen in the body, bringing it more into balance.