A Healthy Plant
Protein is the only plant protein that is equivalent to animal protein.
The one thing it does not have is all the contamination of viruses and
bacteria that can be transmitted to us, as does the animal protein.
Also, our digestive system can use soy protein better and more
efficiently than animal protein.
Soy foods contain
all nine essential amino acids. The USDA evaluates Protein quality by
Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acids Score. The PDCAAS measures
amino acid patter of proteins and factors in digestibility. Soy protein
has a score of 1.0, the highest score possible and equivalent to animal
everything, quality is an important factor. Do not purchase soy powders
and expect them to produce positive health results unless you know that
the following "Essential Seven" quality controls have been met by the
Soy foods are a
particularly rich source of plant estrogens, which seem to have some of
the same effects as estrogen. The benefits may include lower
blood-lipid levels, decreased risk of hormone-related cancers of the
breast, ovaries, endometrium and prostate, and relief from menopausal
beans must be organically grown - Studies have shown decreased levels
of food nutrients and increased levels of nitrate in chemically
fertilized crops, when compared with their organic counterparts. There
is a connection between the ingestion of nitrates and CANCER!!
Therefore, it is essential no pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides
used during the growing process of soy protein. Many companies use a
powerful and deadly weed spray called Round Up, since the soy bean is
such a hardy plant. It is very important your soy products are
soy beans must not be genetically engineered - Soy beans genetically
engineered are much cheaper to purchase, and MOST companies producing
soy products look for ways to save money, rather than ways to protect
batch of protein must be checked to confirm that it contains the 9
essential amino acids - If one essential amino acid is missing, the
immune system can be depressed 30% and many important body functions
are delayed or stopped. Soil conditions and variable growing and
harvest conditions, affect the quality and amino acid content.
- In the
manufacturing process to produce the soy isolate, the crushed soy
flakes must be water washed (not alcohol washed) - Washing the crushed
soy flakes destroys isoflavone content up to 88%. The isoflavones
reduce the risk of breast, prostate, lung and bowel cancer; as well as
being beneficial in hormone balancing and increasing bone mass.
anti thyroid/anti-growth substance must be removed - Soy has been
consumed by the Orientals for years. They always lightly cook their soy
foods to deactivate the "anti-growth" substance. Find soy produced by a
company that has an extracting process that removes this substance, yet
keeps the soy in a raw form in order to maintain the highest level of
Amino Acids and isoflavones which are very sensitive to heat.
process must be without heat - As stated previously, heat destroys
isoflavones and amino acids. Inadequate brain development and hormones
or other body tissue development can be the result of a diet lacking in
essential amino acids.
soy isolate must have calcium added - The raw soy bean is a Neutral
food, neither acidic nor alkaline. When the oil of the soybean is
removed (which is essential so the soy powder will not go rancid
quickly) the powder is acidic. Thus, adequate calcium, (which is
alkaline) must be added to cause the powder to become neutral again.
Many protein powder manufacturers do not add any or enough calcium.
Check out the company that makes your soy protein.
A good soy protein can add quality years to ones life. It gives all the
body all the requirements it needs from a protein and more. And Soy
Protein can do it without adding all the fats and possible bacteria
that can come from animal protein.
Soy Protein is the perfect choice for supplementation and one of the
things I highly recommend as an essential for anyone's diet.
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