Thursday, September 25, 2008

Soy-wonder anticancer agent for reproductive health

You have heard it before,eat your fruit and vegetables,it is good for you!Well,it is true.Eating more broccoli,cauliflower,grapes,onions,and soy beans may help to protect you from cancer.It is not just because of the nutrients they contain,but it is more likely because of these chemicals found in these foods.These chemicals are called 'phytochemical'.Phytochemicals are actually health benefiting compounds in food that cause reduction of particular degenerative disease.There are predominately found in certain categories of food called functional food influences specific physiological functions in the body,providing benefits to health,well-being or performance on an individual,beyond its regular nutrition.For example
From tofu and tacos to baby formula and burgers,soy products have swept the nation as a healthy source of protein,with a reputation for being all natural and good for you.Soybeans contain an impressive array of phytochemicals,the most interesting of which are known as isoflavones,a natural chemical that mimics estrogen,the female hormone.Mounting evidence points to the fact that eating soy foods may reduce risk of ovarian,breast and even prostate cancer.Research suggests that soy isoflavones act in four distinct ways:as estrogens and antiestrogens,as cancer-enzyme inhibitor,as antioxidant and as immune enhancers.


mell said...

rasa mcm masuk pusat kajian kat blog ko nih lan...huhu

azlan said...

bende ni korang kene tahu.sekurng-kurangnya aku dapat membantu