Do You Know Which Soybean is Best for Losing Weight?
Soybeans can aid weight loss, but which ones are best for fighting fat?
Would you like to reduce your risk of blood clots, fight inflammation, prevent some cancers, and even lost weight—all at the same time just by eating one particular soybean? According to Dr. Oz this superfood is as close to you as your local grocery store and is among the least expensive foods on the shelf for losing weight.
“When it comes to eating healthy, Black is the new Green,” says Dr. Oz as he reveals to viewers his latest superfood―Black soybeans―that he promises can control your cholesterol, fight inflammation and help you lose weight.
Black soybean is just one of several varieties of soy that research has shown may be beneficial toward preventing breast cancer due to its isoflavone content. According to the FDA, it is also beneficial in fighting heart disease as a cholesterol-lowering food and that by eating approximately 25 grams of soy a day in a diet that is low in saturated fats and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Dr. Oz promotes eating soybeans and soy nuts as a great way to lose belly fat.
The Black soybean has a rich dark color because it is packed with the antioxidant anthocyanin—an important component that is believed to decrease bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol blood levels.
Nutritionally, Black soybeans are favored over other legume types because it contains:
• More protein than lentils
• Less carbs than chickpeas
• More antioxidants than regular soybeans like endame
“In Asia, they call this the Crown Prince of beans,” says Dr. Oz. “They say that because it [black soybeans] it has so many health benefits.”
However, according to Dr. Oz, one of the most recent discoveries behind eating Black soybeans is that it may also prove to be a potential weight loss aid that has shown promising results in rodent studies.
Dr. Oz tells viewers that one reason why Black soybeans are so beneficial toward weight loss is due to its high protein content. He explains that when we eat carbs that a message goes from the stomach to the brain telling it that it is full. However, that message lasts only a very short time as carbohydrates are processed very quickly by the stomach, which then sends a signal to the brain telling it that the stomach is now empty.
But, by eating a high protein food with lots of fiber in it like with Black soybeans, the stomach takes significantly longer to digest the black soybeans. This means that the message from the stomach to the brain that it is now full lasts much longer and thereby causes you to eat less. The added benefit is that not only are you eating less food without feeling hungry, but you are also eating less sugar-processed carbs that can put on that extra weight.
Dr. Oz tells viewers that the trick to using Black soybeans to lose weight is to use it as an appetite suppressant by incorporating Black soybeans into your daily diet. His recommendation that one of the most effective ways to suppress your hunger with Black soybeans is by eating ½ cup of Black soybeans 30 minutes before every meal to help you feel fuller before dinner.
“If you do that, it will curb your appetite,” says Dr. Oz who showed that in one trial he did with volunteer viewers that they wound up eating 35% fewer calories.
Not only can eating Black soybeans before a meal help you feel fuller and eat less, but incorporating it as your protein source in dishes such as chili, Black soybean soup, tacos, hummus or a Caesar salad is a healthful way to cut back on fatty meat during meals.