Saturday, August 27, 2011

Eda Mame (Doctors, read this!)

assalamualaikummm. (tiba tiba paksa doktor baca.LOL)

I just had my juadah berbuka. For the past 6 days, I had vegetables soup and rice for berbuka (I have to watch my diet coz of the rashes). But today, I dont feel like eating rice. A few days ago, I bought a packet of green soy bean after I watched Nina's video:

Actually, I've watched it many times. However, now only I decide to give it a try. I have no idea how it tastes and all that. My first impression about the taste (based on the look) is bitter. Okay, let's see its look.

the colour does say "I am bitter! try me if you have the gut!.haha. makan budak! *tibetibe*

I have no idea how to serve this vegetable. So, I googled. The article suggests a simple way to serve this vege which is boil and add some salt to it. These are my Soy bean! oh, in Japan, it is called eda mame (that explains the title ^^)
I still felt a bit unsure (whether to try it or not) even after it was boiled.

After the Azan, I tried one piece first. "Blimey!! this tastes good!" I said. So, I popped one after another into my mouth.huhu. It was fun to squeeze it and the beans went plop! into my mouth. :D I only boiled around 12 eda mames. But, with that toothsome taste, of course I boiled another! huhu. I boiled a lot of them and ate it like snack!

2nd round.huhu ^^

I've googled the benefits of green soybeans. Let's do a little bit of  reading:) 
#I've highlighted the main points to ease your reading (so sweet ^^)

  • These green soybeans are a natural source of antioxidants and isoflavone

  • Eating antioxidant-rich foods has been associated strengthening your immune system and with reducing your risk of cancer, hardening of the arteries and neurodegenerative diseases. Isoflavones are phytohormones that may help reduce prostate and breast cancer, diminish the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure levels and ease menopausal symptoms. Women who are menopausal and have low estrogen levels may benefit from snacking on a handful of edamame daily because of the natural soybean's phytochemical quality

  • Protein

The fresh vegetable soybeans called edamame contain about 36 percent protein, which is 86 percent higher than mature soybeans. Edamame's low oil content, combined with its high protein content, makes this vegetable very popular with health-conscious people who want a low-fat, protein-rich snack. Vegetarians and vegans who want a high protein food will find that edamame's protein is complete, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids the human body needs. Protein helps your body's tissues to develop properly and helps your body resist diseases; it produces hormones, enzymes and other substances your body uses; gives people energy and helps prevent fatigue. Edamame has no cholesterol, very little saturated fat, and a half-cup serving provides 11 g of protein toward an average adult's daily requirement of 46 to 63 g.

  • Vitamins And Minerals

Edamame is rich in vitamin C and B vitamins, and it is one of the few natural sources of vitamin E. These soybeans also provide you with minerals, such as calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Nutrients in green soybeans that benefit heart health include vitamin K and folate, which increases the production of red blood cells. Folic acid is also essential for pregnant women because it helps with fetal development.

  • Fiber

Adding edamame to your diet will help you increase your fiber intake. Fiber is important for healthy digestion, and a half cup of edamame contains 4 gr of fiber. Fiber also helps lower cholesterol, which may reduce your risk of heart disease. Another reason edamame is a good snack food is that the fiber keeps you feeling full for a longer period and this helps you avoid unhealthy between-meal snacks.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Edmame has anti-inflammatory qualities and can be a good food to eat if you have arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Fresh green soybeans, eaten as a snack or a side dish, may help people with asthma, because this vegetable decreases inflammation in your breathing passages, and this can reduce wheezing and coughing.

Read more:

In short:
*  helps reduce risk of heart disease;
*  improves bone health;
*  reduce the effects of PMS;
*  help reduce certain types of cancer.

If you have any friend who is a doctor, their comments might help to illuminate this fact.

Okay, that's all! Try this ya!:) Go healthy lifestyle!

p/s: rasa dia mcm kacang rebus. sedap!

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