Insights into the potential benefits of black soybean (Glycine max L) polyphenols on lifestyle diseases
Black soybean (Glycine max L), a cultivar containing abundant polyphenols in its seed coat such as anthocyanins and flavan-3-ols, has been reported to possess various health benefits toward lifestyle diseases. In this review article, the safety evaluation of polyphenol-rich black soybean seed coat extract (BE), and absorption of BE polyphenols are summarized. Additionally, we describe the antioxidant activity of BE polyphenols and their ability to induce antioxidant enzymes. The health benefits of BE and its polyphenols, such as its anti-obesity and anti-hyperglycemic activities through the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase and translocation of glucose transporter 4, respectively, are also discussed. Furthermore, we identified the improvement of vascular function by BE. These emerging data require further investigation in scientific studies and human trials to evaluate the prevention of lifestyle diseases using black soybean polyphenols.
- This article is part of the themed collections: Food & Function Recent HOT articles, International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH2019) collection and Recent Review Articles