A’hoy!! Here Comes the Soy

In our day-to-day life, we come across many forms of Protein in our diet or in the form of supplements. Protein is a macronutrient found in many foods such as meats, dairy products, nuts, and beans, to name a few. It’s comprised of amino acids, the building blocks of lean body tissue that promote healthy skin, hair, bones, fingernails, etc.

Complete vs. Incomplete Protein:
Amino acids that cannot be produced by the body are known as essential amino acids. “Complete proteins” contain all nine essential amino acids, whereas “incomplete proteins” contain some, but not all, of the essential amino acids.

Protein is available in various forms like Whey, Cassein, Egg, Soy, etc.
Let’s talk about how and why Soy should be included in day-to-day life.

WHAT IS SOY?

soy proteins
IMG Source: muscleandfitness.com

Soy beans are one of the few plant protein sources that offer all of the essential amino acids. The protein is concentrated or isolated after the soy beans have been hulled and dried into soy flour. Soy Protein is a high quality Protein source. Soy Protein supports Health across all Lifespan, be it childhood or Adulthood.

PROTEIN DIGESTIBILITY-CORRECTED AMINO ACID SCORE (PDCAAS)

Image result for pdcaas of soy protein chart
IMG Source: Soyfoods.org

Protein quality, as determined by the PDCAAS method, is a measure of a protein’s ability to provide adequate levels of essential amino acids for human needs. The PDCAAS value for every protein is shown above

BENEFITS OF SOY

Soybeans deliver a high protein count for significantly fewer calories than most meat. Not only that, but soy also contains all of the essential amino acids, which gives it a huge leg up on other plant proteins. Plus, soy is rich in fiber, free of cholesterol, and doesn’t have the saturated fat content that you’d find in animal products. 25 gms of soy protein in a daily diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can help reduce total and LDL cholesterol that is moderately high to high.

Esha Kakkar, Indranil Chatterjee, Jean Heggie & Jigna Sheth

DuPONT BLOGGERS MEET ON SOY PROTEIN

I attended a bloggers meet hosted by DuPont™ Danisco® talking about the importance of Soy Proteins. The session as started by Esha Kakkar, Sales Leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health – South East Asia.

Further the session was enlightened by Mr Indranil Chatterjee, Regional Product Line Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health – South Asia & South East Asia and Jean Heggie, Strategic Marketing Lead, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Protein Solutions.

Further, Jigna Sheth, Nutrionist and Fitness Consultant from Mumbai shared her thoughts on the importance of Soy protein and why it should be included in our diet.

This enlightening session as concluded with Q&A and a Quiz followed by a scrumptious Lunch full of Proteins and other nutrients.

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