Highly enriched in protein and served as one of the best vegetarian as well as lactose alternative, is soya. Soybean moved a step forward to transcend its origins in Asia and emerged as one of the most lavishly cultivated legumes around the globe. The question that may poke in your mind is that as why so much importance to Soya Protein.
We consume food to keep the energy alive in us and to stay active all through the day without causing any negative impact on our health. But in spite of making the sincere effort we fail to fulfill dietary allowance for protein need of body through regular diet. Including soybean in the required amount actually supports healthy growth and development.
Soybeans hold all required essential amino acids must for human nutrition and are cultivated for thousands of years. Do you know that protein is one of the most important and massively found substances of the human body? You will find its presence in each and every cell and tissue of body muscle. Continuously the body remains engaged in breaking down the body protein for various activities we do. This indicates the fact that to fulfill the protein requirement of the body, it will get an adequate supply of protein from outside and that can only be possible through protein-enriched diet. Soybean can offer you the same.
A brief on the benefits of protein for the body:
- Protein supports in controlling muscle mass to be on a calorie-restricted diet
- Protein sourced from natural protein sources remains rich in nutritional components which promote muscle growth in children.
- Diets which are enriched in plant foods like Soybeans are strongly recommended by medical experts, as strong evidence found which supports health benefits. Higher consumption with show up lower risk for cardiometabolic disease
- Diets enriched in protein support in curbing appetite and enhance the feeling of fullness of stomach and satiety. High-quality proteins, namely soy protein, proved to increase satiety.
Soybean contains close to 36—46 percent protein in it. If you check the list of best protein sources, you will see soy protein is at par in protein quality to egg proteins as well as cow milk, which all are known to be the source of high-quality proteins. Soybean is marked as the rich protein source by Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). How the soybean will result in the human body vary from individual to individual and no guarantee on the response rate can be given.
After attending the very recent PAN INDIA MEET seminar of Dupoint which is one of the leading Soya protein product manufacturers I got the scope to know about the concerns of the mothers about their kid’s health and diet.
Many of the young mothers agreed to the point that they are falling prey to kids demands and ending up giving them not so nutritious lunch boxes because that tastes best to kids and they love eating it. In the growing ages if there is a lack of protein source then the growth is going to hamper and that turned out to be a big concern for the mothers. The speakers in the meet suggested that they can go for nutri-licious ways to match the child’s protein requirement via soy protein and that will also treat the kids taste buds in a great way.
Nutritional highlights of Soya protein for Children:
Benefit 1: Soy products are actually lower in both fat and calories in comparison to meat and other dairy foods. Young toddlers need a good amount of fats in the diet, but gown up children are not in need of extra fat in the diets. Soybeans are lower in fat and calories and including that in diet will maintain body weight besides reducing the risk associated with childhood obesity.
Benefit 2: Soy products are free from lactose. Children who are lactose intolerant fail to make the required amount of lactase an enzyme needed to break down the lactose in milk. Soy milk is an excellent substitute for milk children who are lactose intolerant.
Benefit 3: Soy milk and soy products like Tofu, Miso, Tempehetc does not contain any hormones.
Benefit 4: Soy products check cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Based on FDA, taking 25 grams of soy protein daily in the diet may help in reducing the risk of any heart disease both in Children and Adults.
Benefit 5: Soy is having isoflavones. Isoflavones do have several health benefits that include a reduction in cholesterol levels, restricting osteoporosis, and protection to a woman from different cancers eg breast and prostate cancer.
After my interaction with experts, youngsters and mothers in this seminar I understood the importance soybean holds in our life. Trust me I ensure that I take soya enriched diet each day to stay healthy, wealthy and happy. You can make soya salads, sandwiches, soya milkshake and similar other things to keep you and your kids healthy.
I am noticing the feeling of fullness and wellness in me and I wish the world takes a step forward to welcome Soya as a happy inclusion in their diet.