In India, which has a predominantly vegetarian population, Soya has become a useful part of the Indian diet. It is a high quality nutritious food and inexpensive too. Soybean and its products, including skimmed milk, are welcome substitutes for non-vegetarian food.
Many food experts consider the soybean to be nature`s power-packed food. It is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. In the `plant` world, it is the only source of high quality protein. And the best part about a Soya diet - it is fat free!
The world has taken to Soya in a big way. Soybean oil is the preferred cooking medium in many houses all over the world. Soybean oil has got the W-3 fatty acids - a type that is lacking in Indian diets.
Soya is a must when it comes to diet for a woman. Recent studies have shown that including Soya in adolescence helps ward of breast cancer in later years.
An intake of Soya is also useful for women undergoing menopause and women who are post-menopausal.
Soya becomes even more important as more and more girls in their effort to remain slim, swear of milk and cheese. People who shun milk for a variety of reasons can take to Soya milk which gives you the same calcium and protein.
Enter any shop today and you will see the shelves filled with a variety of Soya products. Soya chunks, Soya flour, Soya kheema, Soya cheese. You name it!
The goodness of Soya is still being discovered in a variety of ways. As more and more studies are being conducted on this wonderful product, the demand for Soya in diet is increasing.
So, to stay fit and healthy, incorporate Soya in your diet. Instead of having regular Vada and Samosa, have Soya cutlets and patties. Stay with Soya.