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Edamame or Green Soybeans for Miraculous Dieting

By August 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

How about a great recipe for effective dieting with green soybeans or Edamame as it's called here in Japan? This episode has to do with an ingenious formula devised by a dietician/pharmacist Takeshi Sakata of a health-oriented enterprise "Somelife". Sakata supervises a successful health guidance project targeting reduction of body fat and increases in muscles. 

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Pharmacist Sakata stresses in his dieting recipe on the effect of green soybeans taken as between-meal snacks. What is so unique about green soybeans?

"Edamame is classified as a sort of vegetable rich in protein and vitamins and other supplementary enzymes but, unlike animal protein, less in fat and sugar contents," says Sakata.

Contrary to general recommendations, his recipe encourages the practice of between-meal snacks to help take in enough protein. He points out:

"It's often not practical to take in sufficient protein only in three meals a day. Cookies lead to overweight but never does Edamame," stresses Sakai.

In several cases body fat dropped while muscles increased, says Sakata, but in others abroad, adds he,  a high-protein diet for half a year resulted in a reduction in body fat.

Takeshi Sakata formulates a 3-point recipe based on green soybeans:

1 Stick to green soybeans for between-meal snack:Take your regular three meals a day but take in only green soybeans for between-mean snack;2 A palmful or more green soybeans at each between-meal snack:Be sure to take at least a palmful of green soybeans. You can take in as much as you want but only till 1 hour before bedtime;3 Desalinize:Most green soybeans sold at the grocery stores are salted and need to be desalinized prior to consumption. Salt results in swelling. Never salt the hot water for boiling fresh green soybeans.

A palmful of green soybeans a day (200g) provides 12g of protein or 20% of the daily requirement (50g) of an adult female, says Sakata.  (Nathan Shiga) 

Source: Nikkei Style

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