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soybean skin benefits

soybean skin benefitsSoybeans have garnered more than their fair share of controversy. One day they’re the go-to health food and the next they’re toxic. The truth inevitably falls somewhere in between, and the benefits of soy come in a wide variety.  Several studies show that consuming soy helps lower cholesterol and links soy with a lower risk of heart disease. Eating soy throughout childhood and adolescence also may reduce breast cancer risk by as much as 50 percent. Soy, in its most unprocessed forms—edamame and tofu—offers the most health benefits. In your spa treatment menu, soy may have a number of positive effects on the skin, fighting wrinkles, reversing sun damage, and tightening sagging skin. Here are a few beauty products that prove this bean may have magical powers after all:

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