Say ahoy to the benefits of soy!

Say ahoy to the benefits of soy!


Soy protein

While the epidemic of cardiometabolic diseases is mounting globally, more people are waking up to the health benefits of incorporating plant-based foods into their diet. A relatively new term on the block, cardiometabolic health is the risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including Type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Lifestyle changes and incorporating healthy eating can protect you from the perils of poor cardiometabolic health.

Say yes to plant-based protein

Not many people know this, but a vegetarian diet can be nutritionally adequate if your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, soy products, fibre, phytochemicals, and antioxidants is adequate. Eating plant-based proteins like soy can have a favourable impact on blood lipids. Soy protein has been shown to lower LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides, raising heart-protective HDL-cholesterol and decreasing cardio metabolic disease risk.

Plant-based proteins are healthier

Plant-based proteins, as compared to animal-based sources of protein, have an effect on cardiometabolic disease. Eggs, dairy, meat and fish are a few examples of animal protein in your diet.

Soy protein is a better choice

Soy protein is a great alternative for meat. It is the only widely available plant protein that supplies all the essential amino acids in the proper ratios, making it a complete high-quality protein comparable in quality to milk, meat and eggs.

Soy protein and animal proteins help in weight loss and also help in lowering blood cholesterol .

(The author is regional head,
Max Super, Delhi)