The Soy Connection for Health Professionals
Health & Nutrition - Summer 2016 - Vol 24, No 3 Soy and Microbiota
In This Issue:
- The emerging data on the potential prebiotic properties of soy products indicate that consuming these products can help promote a healthy gut microbiota. The role of the diet in maintaining health is currently receiving more attention given that the diet is one of the most significant factors impacting the gut microbial profile. Over the past decade or so there has been a surge of interest in understanding the effect of diet on the microbiota and the impact of the microbiota on overall health. Some soyfoods may influence the microbiota because the soybean contains large amounts of oligosaccharides (predominately stachyose).