Fights inflammation. If you are not a big fan of eating fish but still want to obtain omega-3 fatty acids from natural sources, turn to edamame
Inhibits cancer growth. Edamame and soy products contain phytoestrogens that act as a blocker to actual estrogen uptake in the body.
Protects against stroke. According to The Beet, edamame is rich in folate, a mineral that has been linked to reduced cardiovascular disease
Reduces the risk of dementia and death. New research reveals that low levels of folate, also known as vitamin B9, in the blood may be associated with an increased risk of dementia and death.
Promotes weight loss. Edamame is fiber-rich, which helps you feel fuller, longer. Fiber also slows the absorption of nutrients in the body, which helps you avoid a spike in blood sugar or a surge in insulin.
One cup of edamame has only 180 calories but has 8 grams of fiber to fill you up and a whopping 17 grams of protein. The little green powerhouses are gluten-free and high in heart-healthy fatty acids.