Soy legume contains soy protein which can remarkably lower the diastolic and systolic pressures in a person. People who suffer with stage 1 hypertension or the ones who have a family background of hypertension. Soy protein diet can do wonders for a hypertensive patient of any age when followed for approx. 2 months. Nevertheless, it is suggested for the patients to consider the optimal intake of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron when they are following a diet based on soy legume as soy protein has a tendency of binding to ingested minerals and therefore lowering their levels in the body.