Nowadays there are so many brands and so many different supplements which make it nearly impossible to choose what’s best for you. A lot of people take supplemental protein because their diet does not allow them to eat meat, or because they have allergies. There are so many reasons why people choose to use supplemental protein.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about supplemental protein? Soy protein. At least that’s the first that comes to my mind. Soy is one of the three most popular supplemental protein sources along with whey and casein.
Why do people choose soy products?
There are so many types of soy products that if we start counting half an hour will not be enough. Usually if you are a vegan or vegetarian you don’t have a lot of options when you go out for a burger with friends.
Most of the time you will find burger with soy patty. Let’s not forget about the protein milkshakes from soy or the soy milk, baked goods, breakfast cereals, pasta, tofu. You don’t have to be lactose intolerant to like the taste of those products. A lot of guys drink protein shakes from to stay in shape or eat energy bars to be able to keep training a few more hours.
Like everything today soy has positives and negatives. There are a lot of silly rumours, but people still believe them. For example soy protein has high quality and can directly lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood. Two of the healthiest fats, omega-3 and omega-6 are found in soy foods.
Some researchers show that the isoflavones found in the soy beans, has positive effect on the prostate cancer. Despite those studies some men are still afraid that exactly the isoflavones in those foods will cause feminizing effect on them. They are confusing them with the hormone estrogen. According to a lot of clinical studies show that normal intake of soy protein is very unlikely to trigger hormonal imbalance.
In conclusion we can say that soy foods play important role in the diets of both men and women. The high-quality protein that they provide is low in saturated fat. It is no secret that most men prefer a nice, juicy steak compared to a green salad, luckily studies show that soy protein lowers both cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
It’s very popular to use GMO products in everything. The bigger problem today is to be able to find products that don’t have GMO agents. Maybe it’s commercial trick, but in every supermarket that you go will see special place for the “Eco” section.
Be smart and read the labels on the products that you buy. After all it is important what is in the product not what the advertisements say. Soy protein has a lot of health benefits which you should consider before completely avoiding it.