Yeah, I know how it is being a vegan or a vegetarian or god forbid lactose intolerant. Sweet Lord. Are you looking for a plant-based protein that can be a great natural source of protein for us?
Food choices man!! Food Choices!!! Yes, it is tough!! Every time you say you do not eat animals or any animal-based products the first question that people ask you is Oh My God But what do you do for protein man? In fact, the same question also can be a cause of concern for vegetarian people who have pets. How will you satisfy your pets protein needs?
So here is the good news.
Do not worry about our protein needs, you animal eating carnivores. We have found a fantastic all-rounder source of protein to satisfy all our protein needs with amazing bonus health benefits. It is Soybean. Yes, Soy. Now I am going to shock yoy by telling you the health benefits of Soybean.
Where has this Plant-Based Protein source come from?
Traditionally soybean was first found in northern China long back around 9000 BC. Asian people believe that soy helps reduce skin wrinkles, makes them age slower and helps them live longer lives with less health diseases.
Why are plant-based proteins beneficial?
Ok, Relax. No need to be judgmental here.
There is no such thing as only animal protein is good or only plant-based protein is good. No!
So please let us not get into that unwanted debate. Both are good sources of protein and different people with different dietary requirements can eat them. It is important to figure out which nutrients which foods provide and what can be beneficial for you. So, let us see how plant-based soybean fits in the game.
It is said that protein from plants contains a lot of fiber that is a bonus for our digestive system. One of the good parts about plant-based protein is that it does not contain saturated fat and bad cholesterol that is present in Animal-based proteins.
So, what are the Health Benefits of Soybean?
Soybean is a plant-based food that has protein, calcium, and all eight essential amino acids. It adds calcium and protein to our vegetarian diet.
Can you believe if I told you cup of soy has the following nutrients?
- 35% soluble carbs
- 40% protein
- 18% oil
- 14% moisture
- 10% isoflavones
Soybean is low in bad cholesterol and calories. It not only provides omega 6 but also omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help with good cholesterol and heart health.
Soy protein is present in foods like soy sauce, tofu, tempeh, miso, etc. It is a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids and a great source of fiber, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B.
It is said that the rate of breast cancer in Asian women is 3 to 5 times less because they eat fermented soy in Asia.
Soy milk, tofu, and such other soybean foods are excellent sources of bone health. Soy Milk not only provides protein but also is a great source of vitamin A, B12, D, potassium, and dietary fiber. It is a great protein source for bodybuilders and athletes.
Hence from the above article, we know the health benefits of soybean and what a fantastic source of plant-based protein is for vegetarians, vegans, and lactose-intolerant people. So, are you excited to use soy to wonderfully enrich the nutrients of your daily diet? Cheers.