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Why you need to eat soya powder

BY: Nutritionist Akousua
Drinking soy milk also helps boost your calcium and iron intake

Fortified corn porridge
Ingredients
•    Four tablespoons of corn dough
•    One tablespoon of soya powder
•    Four pinches of salt
•    One tablespoon of sugar
•    Water.

Directions
•    Add water to the corn dough (mix, add salt and stir on fire. Add some water if its consistency is too thick for your liking.)


•    Add soya powder, a little water and stir.
     Let it cook for five minutes, add sugar and serve.

Benefits of soya powder or milk
Soya powder helps to develop a good body immune system.

It’s also good for heart health, good for weight checking, controls blood sugar levels in diabetics, helps relieve menopausal symptoms, for blood circulation, body’s metabolic activity and bone healing.

It's a good source of potassium and can be fortified with vitamins A, B-12, and D, as well as calcium.

It contains as much protein as cow's milk, yet is lower in calories than whole milk and about equal to the calories in one per cent or two per cent milk.

It contains very little saturated fat.
Here are some incredible reasons to enjoy soya powder;

Cures skin issues
If you are dealing with frequent acne outbreak, switch to a soy-rich diet.

This one product in itself is good enough to reduce hyperpigmentation (a condition of darkening of the skin).

Recent research states that a compound found in soy had anti-ageing properties.

Recovery after workout
Workout means that your body will lose some fats and burn some calories and recovery is a must after this.

So if you are a vegan or are lactose-intolerant, soy milk can be the perfect beverage for you to ensure better recovery after workouts.

The writer is a Registered Nutritionist,
Public health practitioner at the
Greater Accra Regional Hospital