The endothelium is a miraculous layer that lines the 50-60,000 miles of arteries and veins that course through our bodies. Just one cell layer thin, our endothelium would cover eight tennis courts in area if it were stretched out and weighs as much as our liver. On top of the endothelial cells is an ever more amazing layer of slimy molecules called the endothelial glycocalyx (EGX). Here's what you need to know about your endothelium and EGX, how it relates to your overall health—and what we can do to maintain a healthy endothelium and EGX.
Soybean based foods like edamame, tofu, tempeh and natto are traditional foods in cultures with excellent health and longevity. In the US they have been around for decades but still foreign to most. Should you add soybean based foods?