Protein deficiency is widespread in India, as a 2017 study revealed that more than 70 percent of Indian diets do not provide the required amount of protein. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams for every kilogram of body weight, something that most Indian diets are unable to provide. The study also revealed that vegetarian diets were more protein deficient, as compared to non-vegetarian diets.
When I got an opportunity to join the bloggers meet by DuPont Nutrition & Health and Ebix India, to learn about benefits and power of Soy Protein, I felt privileged to join in and was super excited to ask questions regarding soy protein and the myths around it. The meet took place at the Courtyard Marriott, Gurugram and was really informative. The panel included Karuna Jayakrishna ( innovation leader, South Asia DuPont Nutrition & health), Dr Namita Nadar (HOD- Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics Fortis Hospital Noida) and Indranil Chatterjee (Regional product line manager, DuPont Nutrition & health protein solution for South Asia and South East Asia) and it shared all the important health benefits of soy-protein.
Did you know that 9 out of 10 Indians are not consuming enough #proteins? 91% vegetarians and 85% non vegetarians not getting enough proteins ~ IMRB study
Soy, a high-quality, plant-based protein can be a great protein source and it also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. Care for you heart and prevent cardiovascular disease with soy protein.
Here are some of the benefits of soy protein-
1.Intake of Soy protein is a common source of plant-based protein used in many weight loss and sports nutrition supplements.
2. Soy Protein helps in the reduction of fat in maintaining muscle mass during weight loss.
3. Regular consumption of 25 gms of soy protein helps in the reduction of the cardiovascular diseases.
4. Soy is an excellent source of the minerals calcium and maintains strong bones and teeth.
5. Soy is also contained Iron is used to carry oxygen to tissue and muscle cells.
The session also talked about the Trends & perception around soy protein consumption and nutritional awareness of soy protein. The session ended with a question and answer session and it also cleared by perception about the use of soy protein.
Soy protein is 100% authentic source of protein which delivers essential amino acids of required amount to boost growth and overall body development especially in children. The amount of protein which you can get from soya is equivalent to eggs, meat and milk. When compared with other animal based protein what makes soya an ideal choice is that it’s low in fat and also cholesterol and lactose free. Soy Protein is easily digestible and so it is considered good for people of all ages irrespective of gender.
DuPont Nutrition & Health has years of research to support the claim and it has been approved by FDA as well. The benefits of Soy Protein have also been verified by regulators in various other countries.
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