Video: Slipping in Soy
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Protein is a vital nutrient for the body; it’s used to remodel and reconstruct our tissues and repair wounds. Protein is used to make enzymes which cause all of our tissues to function properly.
Soy protein is a unique vegetarian protein in that it is equivalent in quality to animal types of proteins. Soy protein is low in unhealthy fats while being very high in healthy fats and oils, especially Omega-3 fatty acids. Soy has no cholesterol and very low levels of saturated fats.
Protein at meals helps stabilize the blood sugar and would be very important for preventing or controlling diabetes. Vegetarians, in particular, need to add protein at all of their meals. Soy is a very versatile protein and can be added to meals modifying recipes, introduced into snack foods, as well as used as a beverage.
Adding to Meals
The following are examples that can be added in meals and drinks.
- Silken, soft blended tofu that can be used a cream
- Nutrella/textured soy protein granules
- Tempeh (fermented soybeans)
- Soynut butter