Lecithin (found in concentrated form in egg yolk and from soybeans) is considered one of the super foods due to it containing many nutrients for health. One of the most therapeutic and beneficial constituents found in lecithin is Phosphatidylcholine. Lecithin also contains potent B Vitamins and many phospholipids which are components of every cell in the body and protects cells from oxidation.
The following are some health benefits of lecithin:
- Cardiovascular System – atherosclerosis, lowering total cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, lowering LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol, maintains elasticity of blood vessels
- Digestive System – reduces the risk of gallstones, inflammation and helps the integrity of the mucous membranes
- Nervous System – improves memory and cognitive function, nerve sheath protective, neurotransmitter function, brain function
- Hair/Skin – improves the quality and condition
Lecithin is available in granules or capsules. The granules can be added to foods (salads, juices, water, smoothies, cereal) and the capsules can be taken with food.