Friday, April 2

"slimming soybeans" ?

We were talking this past week in class about food nutrients(specifically trans and monounsaturated fats) that differ in how they help us regulate cholesteroal and fat metabolism, as well as affect inflammation.

This report today discusses a peptide (short protein) found in soybeans that seems to be beneficial in terms of down regulating inflammation and enhancing metabolism in positive ways.

Interestingly the research was done at the University of Illinois, but funded by Monsanto. Perhaps the futre (as the article suggests) is the creation of "nutriceuticals" like this peptide to help with helath and weight loss? The fountain of youth in a bean....