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Do the Benefits of Soy Milk Outweigh its Dangers? II

The benefits of soy milk may outweigh the dangers for many, but this is not true for everyone. How this milk alternative will affect your body depends heavily on your current state of health.

Its dangers are threatening to those that have a rather specific medical history (e.g., breast cancer or hypothyroidism). 

Soy milk is the product of soaked soy beans and water. That is it. Well, depending on your personal taste. Like the other milk alternatives, you simply blend, strain, and enjoy. It is available in a variety of flavors: unsweetened, sweetened, chocolate, and vanilla.

Soy milk is rich in some essential vitamins and minerals. It is a significant source of: fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and protein. In comparison to other milks in the market, it is a healthy choice. Soy milk is nutritionally comparable to skimmed milk. So the fact that it is low-calorie, like skimmed milk, seems to support the weight-loss claims. 

Also, the fatty acids inhibit the absorption of fat in the body. Finally, soy milk’s fiber content really helps!  It allows the body to feel fuller. Feeling fuller longer means eating less, so I suppose this milk does promote weight loss. 

One of the highly promoted benefits of soy milk is it is ability to improve the heart. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids have protective powers in the blood vessels. They help prevent hemorrhage and lesions. These fatty acids also keep free radicals from wreaking havoc and cholesterol deposits from forming in the lining of the vessels. They also increase the flexibility of cells, which in turn makes them more resilient to blood pressure.

Read more: Do the Benefits of Soy Milk Outweigh its Dangers? II

Do the Benefits of Soy Milk Outweigh its Dangers?

The benefits of soy milk may outweigh the dangers for many, but this is not true for everyone. How this milk alternative will affect your body depends heavily on your current state of health.

Its dangers are threatening to those that have a rather specific medical history (e.g., breast cancer or hypothyroidism). 

Soy milk is the product of soaked soy beans and water. That is it. Well, depending on your personal taste. Like the other milk alternatives, you simply blend, strain, and enjoy. It is available in a variety of flavors: unsweetened, sweetened, chocolate, and vanilla.

Soy milk is rich in some essential vitamins and minerals. It is a significant source of: fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and protein. In comparison to other milks in the market, it is a healthy choice. Soy milk is nutritionally comparable to skimmed milk. So the fact that it is low-calorie, like skimmed milk, seems to support the weight-loss claims. 

Also, the fatty acids inhibit the absorption of fat in the body. Finally, soy milk’s fiber content really helps!  It allows the body to feel fuller. Feeling fuller longer means eating less, so I suppose this milk does promote weight loss. 

One of the highly promoted benefits of soy milk is it is ability to improve the heart. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids have protective powers in the blood vessels. They help prevent hemorrhage and lesions. These fatty acids also keep free radicals from wreaking havoc and cholesterol deposits from forming in the lining of the vessels. They also increase the flexibility of cells, which in turn makes them more resilient to blood pressure.

Read more: Do the Benefits of Soy Milk Outweigh its Dangers?

Health benefits of grapes

Grapes are loaded with nutrients and provide many of the same health benefits of wine, without the alcohol.

Phytonutrients, plant chemicals that contain protective, disease-preventing, compounds are bioactive compounds that are not designated as traditional nutrients, but have been shown to have health benefits in humans – grapes are loaded with them, particularly in the skin.

Resveratrol is a polyphenol antioxidant synthesized by the grape plant for antifungal and defensive properties. Numerous research studies have demonstrated the health benefits of resveratrol. It lowers risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing lipid oxidation and it modulates levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the body. Resveratrol is also a potent antioxidant, which not only reduces oxidation, but also helps to strengthen other antioxidant substances in the body.

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8 amazing benefits of watermelon

Watermelon is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there! The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet. Watermelon is incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system. 

Cardiovascular & Bone Health

The lycopene in watermelon is important for our cardiovascular health and is now being recognized as an important factor in promoting bone health. Consuming large amounts of watermelon has also been correlated with improved cardiovascular function because it improves blood flow via vasodilation (relaxation of blood pressure). Dietary lycopene (from foods like watermelon or tomatoes) reduces oxidative stress which normally reduces the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts  this means stronger bones for those consuming lycopene-rich foods. Watermelon is also rich in potassium which helps to retain calcium in your body, resulting in stronger bones and joints. 

Reduces Body Fat

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What your eyes say about your health

The eyes are the portal through which signs of certain health problems can be discovered, not only eye disorders like cataracts and glaucoma, but also systemic illnesses like diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. Sometimes the signs of these diseases are visible in, on, or around the eyes long before the symptoms appear.

“The eyes truly are unique real estate. They are the only place in the body where you can see a bare nerve, a bare artery and a bare vein without doing any cutting.  And the disease processes we see in the eye are probably occurring in the rest of the body,” Andrew Iwach, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco and Executive Director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco, said.

The list of systemic diseases that can have ocular manifestations is a long one; in addition to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it includes aneurysms, HIV, cancer, and rare hereditary diseases. This is one reason why eye experts recommend periodic checks.

“Everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam by age 40,” Ruth Williams, MD, an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist in Wheaton, Ill, said. People who have a family history of eye problems should be seen earlier and anyone who is having eye trouble should see a doctor right away. But people shouldn’t wait until they experience symptoms to see a doctor, because many eye problems are silent, meaning they cause no symptoms.

Some ocular manifestations of systemic disease can be seen only by a trained specialist during the course of an eye exam. Others are plain for all to see. 

Here are some of the common eye signs and what they might be saying about your health:

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