It’s the last month of the year, and we’re inching closer to New Year resolutions that enlist losing weight, and being fit on the very top. The last time we had this conversation about the ideal diet we told you all about the importance of probiotics. This time again with DuPont’s initiative to create awareness about the right ingredient for the perfect recipe leading to good health and weight management has helped us understand and tell you exactly why you need soy protein in your diet.
For The Uninitiated, What Is Soy Protein?
A qualitative plant-based protein containing essential amino acids in the perfect ratio to qualify as a high-quality protein. It is often regarded as a nutritional powerhouse for the valuable properties of its components. Ranking highest-1.0 on Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) places soy protein at par with dairy and egg protein when it comes to its protein quality.
Sources of Soy Protein
Now that we’ve given you an insight into what is soy protein, your obvious next step is to first identify its sources. Some of the easily available sources of soy protein include- Soy Milk, Tofu, Soy Nuts, Whole Soybeans, Edamame, Soy Protein Isolate Powder etc.
Consumption of Soy Protein
Soy Protein can be consumed in liquid and solid form. The key to optimum results is moderate consumption.
Benefits of Soy Protein
-For Children: Inculcating soy protein in children’s diet helps them intake nutrients such as calcium, zinc, iron, and folate and thereby helping in their growth and development. It also helps in providing added fibre which boosts digestion.
-For Teenagers: In the case of teenagers, it’s a good idea to integrate soy protein in their meals as its nutritional values and fat-free properties support their active lifestyle. A protein bar posts a football/basketball game consisting soy would be an ideal way to go.
-For Adults: Among its many benefits, reduction of elevated cholesterol levels, maintaining a healthy heart, weight management, and improvement of muscle health are few benefits that make soy protein a must-have.
Busting Common Myths
While most of us today are aware of Soy Protein, we’re not entirely sure of the true or false aspect of it.
-Soy Contains Estrogen- False
-Soy Milk Is Not As Healthy As Cow Milk- False
-Soy Affects Fertility – False
-Soy Is Only For Vegans – False
DuPont Soy Protein
DuPont, a veteran in the nutrition & health industry is also a world leader in developing innovative soy-based products such as supplements for men & women, soy protein powder, and flavoursome ingredients which makefor delightful food and beverage products. While ensuring that healthy is tasty, they continue to maintain the optimum nutritional value and hygiene of the products.
P.S: That was our quick chat with you on why you need soy protein in your diet. Are you all set to inculcate it in your diet like us? Until next time, #StayCurious 😊