WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SOYA ISOFLAVONES ON OUR HEALTH?
The soya bean, as for numerous other plants (dried vegetables, apples, onions…), in its natural state, contains polyphenols which help plants to defend themselves against external attacks. In soya, the 2 main polyphenals are daidzein and généstéïne. Their structure, close to estrogen, allows them to weakly attach themselves to estrogen receptors. That is why questions are raised regardig their phytoestrogenic role, primarily on their potential influence over the risk of breast cancer. The international scientific studies explain that, from a biological point of view, isoflavones have an estrogenic activity a thousand times weaker than estrogens and so don’t represent any danger for our heath!
Is it true that soya is not good for our health?
The answer is simple: consuming soya is not bad for our health. Even if some organizations talk about the dangerous nature of soya, studies confirm that there is no risk for our health in consuming soya.
Does soya increase the risk of cancer?
Absolutely not. Research even show the opposite. A study by the Public Health School of Harvard indicates that soya reduces risks of prostate cancer by 60%. The phytoestrogens in soya beans have numerous anti-cancer effects, especially for prostate and stomach cancers. Now, regarding the risk of breast cancer associated with soya consumption, we often hear that soya increases the risk of breast cancer for women. Why? Because soya contains isoflavones (phytoestrogens substances) which have a similar effect as the one of estrogens that the body produces and which can be responsible for the developement of breast cancer. In reality, it is the opposite thanks to the protective role of soya on the body.
Does consuming soya still represent a risk for our health?
Soya consumption doesn’t represent any particular risk, except if you have food allergies. In that case, soya can be compared to meat, nuts, lactose, chocolate, etc. The difference is in the quality of the consumed soya, or in the quality of soya used in the production of soya-based products. Some genetically modified soya varieties can represent a risk. Sojade guarantees a French, 100% GMO free and natural soya.