Occasionally I get nice compliments on my skin complexion. When I do I often respond with a coy smile, “Thank you. It’s a Chinese secret.” For thousands of years Chinese women have been developing techniques to nourish their skin and cultivate their beauty. The focus has never been so much on cosmetics, but on the glow and suppleness that radiate from within.
Here’s a simple secret I’d like to share with you today: homemade fresh soymilk.
Soybeans are rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A and B, and phytoestrogens (natural plant estrogens). These easy-to-absorb nutrients in soybeans moisturize the skin, promote heart and bone health, and detoxify the body.
Researches have shown that drinking 300 to 500 ml of soymilk per day can significantly improve the female mental and physical fitness, delay skin aging, and reduce perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.
And to me, nothing quite tastes like a cup of freshly made, warm and yummy soymilk in the morning. It nourishes me throughout the day.
At night before I go to bed, I measure 2/3 of a cup of dried soybeans and soak them overnight with filtered water.
Then in the morning I put the soaked soybeans and almonds into my soymilk maker and fill it up with water until it reaches the watermark inside the container.
I pressed the button – and 10 to 12 minutes later my soymilk is ready.
This soymilk machine, along with my crockpot, has given me wings and made me a superwoman with magical powers.
Before drinking, I strain the remains out of the soymilk with the screener that came with the machine. The result is enough soymilk to last me for a couple of days.
All that’s left now is to pour myself a glass and sit back and enjoyed this nutty and rich soymilk. Its warm flavor reminds me of the sunshine, the rain, and all the peasant sweat that went into raising these delicious and amazing beans. And it’s not just tasty, it’s nourishing beyond words…
Now that you know this Chinese women’s beauty and health secret, check it out for yourself.