In the previous Healthy Living article we saw the benefits of Flax seed. I hope you all have incorporated flax seed in your daily food. Read the article here:
Today, lets see the benefits of Edamame or Soy Beans. When I first heard the name, I couldn’t even pronounce it. I wasn’t sure how it tastes, and was not ready to try the same. However, I brought a small packet from the grocery store, and it tasted for me at least just like our peas.
Where to Buy: Edamame is available in many food stores in the US. I have brought them from stores like Giant, Trader Joes and Costco. You can buy edmame beans or in pods.
Health Benefits: Here are some benefits of eating Edamame:
- Strengthens your immune system
- Reduces your risk of cancer
- Hardens the arteries
- Increases the production of red blood cells
- Will help you increase your fiber intake. Fiber helps lower cholesterol, which in turn reduces your risk of heart disease.
How to use: So, now coming to the point how to use them in our daily cooking.
- Individual packets with edamame in pods are available in Costco. It costs around $10. We buy it every time we make a trip to Costco. Microwave the packets, open the pods and eat the beans. Very tasty.
- Frozen Edamame can be used in any item you use peas. I use them in Upma, Sagu, Bisibele bath, Sambar, Vegetable Bath and so on.
- Below is a picture of two healthy food items combined, Flax seed chapathi and Edmamae Sagu.
Edamame Sagu and Flax Seed Chapathi:
So, what are you waiting for? Rush to your nearest store and buy Edamame and use them in your daily food intake. Enjoy and stay healthy.
P.S: If you are taking any medication for any ailments from a Doctor, please make sure to talk to your Doctor before you start using Edamame. My family is not on any prescription medication and so I just started using Edamame once or twice a week.