Staying healthy following a healthy lifestyle and diet is one of the most important priorities in a woman’s life, in today’s time. Being called fit and fine is the best compliment one can ever get. But if you thought that your diet and fitness regime is just perfect, here’s what you have been missing on…
We all know how important proteins are in keeping us fit, healthy and energetic but are we consuming the right proteins is what the question is? With a visible shift in veganism and vegetarianism, globally, there’s this amazing plant-based protein Soy that’s now becoming the best protein choice for the health-conscious consumers all around.
Soy- the Perfect Nutrient in your Diet
Soybean is certainly not new. We all have been eating soybean in some form or the other, minus knowing the health benefits of it. Today, Soy is not just a legume anymore but is considered as ‘nutritional powerhouse’ which contains all the essential amino acids that are required by our body. Primarily those that the body can’t make on its own and thus, depends on the right source of protein for consumption.
Women today are multi-taskers and as mums or even otherwise it’s important to take care of the basics that are the support system of your body throughout life. Amino acids are the building blocks of your body, and there are some that are called “Essential” amino acids. These are the ones that your body can’t produce on it’s own and therefore, must be ingested. Research and studies say that Soy is that high quality protein source that has all the essential amino acids needed for your body and it’s growth.
Not just this, Soy is also regarded as a rich protein source based on its Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). PDCAAS is a globally accepted method of measuring and comparing the protein quality of different protein sources.
Not Just Women, For Kids too..
Indeed, Soy is not gender-centric and as mums, yours constant concern is the healthy growth of your child. Considering today’s eating habits where many children fall for junk, it’s high time to make a shift to high-quality protein right from the early age.
But if you are thinking that Soy doesn’t have any fancy names to make your child tempt for it, hang on! There’s Soy smoothie, cereals, nutri-bars with chocolate, soy puffs, soy shakes with oreo just to name a few… The key here is the consumption of adequate protein at the right age, for your child’s growth and development. If protein is essential in supporting growth of muscle tissue and healthy immune system, Soy protein is low in fat and thus, a win-win solution…
How about packing some surprise soy snack in your kiddo’s lunch-box? This way she/he will always look forward to lunches and meals as there’s a brownie in it!
Soy has endless benefits and it depends how playful you can be with recipes, dishes and snacks for enjoying this high-quality protein. This festive season, how about shifting to the right protein diet for a healthy You?
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