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Besides a variety of vegetables, SoyGreen contains soy and psyllium husk, which are good sources of plant-based protein and fiber. Adequate protein intake is very important when on a low-calorie diet because it helps prevent muscle loss. Muscle burns more calories than fat does. The high fiber content of psyllium husk also helps aid weight control.
Main Ingredients: Soy, Psyllium husk, An assorment of fruits and vegetables – Bananas, Brocolli, Spinach, Snow Pea, Leaf lettuce, Radish leaf, Asparagus, Kale, Green bell pepper, Mustard greens, Romaine lettuce.
This product contains of 30 packages/box (36g/package)
Fiber, found only in plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains, is not digested or absorbed by the body and contains no calories. There are two types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber acts as a natural laxative, aiding the processing of food in the digestive system. Soluble fiber helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and control the rise of blood sugar levels. Research is increasingly indicating that fiber plays an important role both in the management of gastrointestinal diseases and the prevention of more life-threatening diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes.
In one study, 34 men with type 2 diabetes were randomly given 5.1g of psyllium or a cellulose placebo twice daily for eight weeks. Serum lipid and glycemic indexes were evaluated twice weekly at the beginning and end of the study. The patients who received psyllium showed significant improvements in glycemic and lipid values compared with the placebo group. Serum total and LDL cholesterol concentrations were also lower in the psyllium group.
In yet another study, the effect of plant psyllium on the blood sugar of patients with type 2 diabetes was determined. One hundred twenty-five patients were randomly selected to participate in the double blind study. Psyllium or a placebo were given to the subjects in 5g doses three times per day for 6 weeks. The psyllium group showed significant reductions in fasting plasma glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels and a significant increase in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) over the control group.
A diet high in fiber can also aid in weight loss. Fiber blocks the absorption of fat and calories in the intestines and the greater your fiber intake, the higher your caloric waste.
Soy is said to be a complete food because it has all the nutrients essential for good health. According to SELFNutritionData (nutritiondata.self.com), the highly nutritious soy has twice as much protein as meat, three times that of chicken eggs and 12 times that of cow’s milk. Besides that, it contains calcium, folic acid, fiber, vitamins and phytochemicals. Soy is also low in fat, cholesterol-free and high in fiber. Isoflavones in soy can lower cholesterol and in turn, prevent heart disease. In addition, soy phytoestrogens help relieve menopausal symptoms and help the body to retain calcium. Genistein, a soy isoflavone, has been shown to inhibit cancer.
Bananas are a good source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness), according to an article published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Asparagus is rich in protein, fiber and vitamins – especially vitamins B1, B2 and C. Some of the health benefits of asparagus include maintenance of the kidneys and urinary tract and cleansing of the digestive system. Pharmacological and clinical research also indicates that asparagus has an antibiotic effect. Recently, asparagus has been employed by herbalists in the treatment of rheumatism and edema arising from heart failure.
Spinach contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, carotene, protein, iron, phosphorus, oxalic acid and so on. Vitamin B2 helps the body absorb other vitamins, and plenty of vitamin A can prevent colds.
Broccoli is a potent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which act as antioxidants in the eye to protect and maintain healthy cells against age-related eye diseases. They also protect eyes from harmful blue light that has been linked to cataracts and macular degeneration. Broccoli is rich in sulforaphane, which may help reduce retinal damage.
Most people eat radish, is its root, the root that utility is infinite, in fact, it’s even more amazing leaf nutrition. The research showed that radish leaves contain a lot of carotene, every one hundred grams of vitamin A content is 1400 IU, is three times more than the amount of broccoli 400 IU; and the calcium content per one hundred grams contains 238 mg, 56 mg of spinach is more than four times; the iron content is five times that of eel, vitamin B1 than six vitamin B2 fermented black bean; is four times that of beef. The nutritional value of radish leaves can be seen from the above amazing.
Romaine lettuce—while often overlooked in the nutrition world—is actually a very nutritious food. Based on its nutrient richness, our food ranking system qualified it as an excellent source of vitamin A (notably through its concentration of the pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene), vitamin K, folate, and molybdenum. Romaine lettuce also emerged from our ranking system as a very good source of dietary fiber, four minerals (manganese, potassium, copper, and iron), and three vitamins (biotin, vitamin B1, and vitamin C).
As an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), and manganese, mustard greens give us high level support for four conventional antioxidant nutrients. But the antioxidant support provided by mustard greens extends far beyond these conventional nutrients and into the realm of phytonutrients. Hydroxycinnamic acid, quercetin, isorhamnetin, and kaempferol are among the key antioxidant phytonutrients provided by mustard greens. This broad spectrum antioxidant support helps lower the risk of oxidative stress in our cells. Chronic oxidative stress—meaning chronic presence of overly reactive oxygen-containing molecules and cumulative damage to our cells by these molecules—is a risk factor for development of most cancer types. By providing us with a diverse array of antioxidant nutrients, mustard greens help lower our cancer risk by helping us avoid chronic and unwanted oxidative stress.
Snow peas are extremely healthy to munch on due to the potent healthy nutrients in them that are nourishing to our bodies and protective of our health. The nutrients in snow peas are fiber, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, healthy fats, iron, potassium, magnesium, folic acid and antioxidants. These nutrients have the ability to relieve and prevent inflammation, cancers, eye diseases, scurvies and digestive issues naturally.