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Black Soy Beans And Weight Loss

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Most weight loss fanatics will diet twelve times a year (hey, the diets change every month don’t they?), hit the gym for two hours a day (gotta feel the burn!), and then they will still walk away as heavy as ever. Why? Who knows- it could be a million and one different reasons. Maybe they’ve just got bad genetics; maybe the diet of the week isn’t actually working; or maybe their diet has been riddled with constant “snack attacks”.

I’m willing to bet it’s the latter option, as more than 70% of the North American population subsist on a constant diet of high-fat, high-calorie foods that are low in nutrition.

Chances are good that if you’ve ever tried and failed to lose weight your diet was probably the reason why. It just seems that you can’t win when trying to lose weight- you can have salads but no dressing, you can have meat but only certain kinds… just where does it all end?

If losing weight has been a pain in your behind there may be a solution. You could spend countless hours in a gym working your muscles into a primordial goo, or you could allow a surgeon to cut you open and physically remove the large masses of fat that have nested themselves in your stomach or thighs. Perhaps you might even change your entire lifestyle to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and maybe even some yoga.

Or, you might just start eating black soy beans. And no, this is not a joke.

South Korean researchers have found that black soy beans are amazingly effective at lowering cholesterol in rats who have attained 10% of their energy from the beans. Levels of LDL cholesterol dropped by 60%, while overall cholesterol levels dropped by 25%.

If these findings migrate to humans (and they are expected to) it could mean a big difference in the way that a low-carb diet would be formed. For years yellow soy beans have been touted as being low-calorie and a great source of complex carbohydrates (the good kind of carbs), but it seems that the black soy bean will be taking the throne.

Black soy beans are low-carb, high protein, and apparently the next “magical bean” (I wouldn’t expect any beanstalks to shoot skyward though). They have been discussed at length for years about being integrated into a low-carb diet, but now that the official research is out you can expect black soy beans to become a hot commodity.

The best part is that there is little downside to the beans- they’ve already been included into modern mans diet. If you are a typical North American you probably haven’t eaten a good, organic meal in years. However, converting your diet into a healthier one and adding black soy beans will exemplify the positive benefits. It is believed that the proteins within the bean help the body better synthesize incoming calories and boost the metabolism.

They have a taste very similar to regular black beans and can be easily incorporated into your diet. A quick visit to a health-food store should yield you some dry black soy beans. From there you can do whatever you want with them- make a chili, a refried bean sauce, or even just cook them up and eat them the same way you’d eat peanuts.

Enriching your diet with black soy beans will have other noticeable benefits besides helping you maintain a healthy weight: they help lower your blood pressure and are a great way to help prevent the onset of diabetes. As well, their high protein content makes them the ideal supplement into any ones diet.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Jutta February 26, 2010, 1:39 am

    Thx for the info – appreciate it!
    Do you know how best to cook black soy beans? I soaked them and then cooked them with wather and a piece of kombu but it took forever 4-6 hours and it made a big mess on my stove, it would foam over all the time, I’d have to add water a lot and after all that, the beans were still ‘crunchy’ – HELP?
    Thank you!

  • Simon July 1, 2011, 10:46 am

    Hi Jutta,
    I am Simon, maybe i can help up with your question, you can try to soak the beans in hot water with a little sugar in the water, this will help up the situation:)

    I love soy beans a lot:)

  • cory August 6, 2011, 1:15 am

    I soak my soyabeans overnight and cook them the following morning.
    without problems.
    I do the same for Job’s Tears which have been a beautiful addition to my food and health.
    Have a wonderful day.

  • Vivian December 7, 2011, 9:49 pm

    Are there the same concerns (i.e., phytoestrogen) with the black soy beans as with the yellow ones?

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