Soy Protein :: The Real Modern Research

Soy protein is widely used since 1959. In normal life there are so many soy foods which contain soy protein. This is  proved to be really good while thinking of its benefits. Commercially there are so many products which contain saturated or textured soy protein. Soy protein may have many benefits over some minor side effects to people with soy protein allergy.

What is soy protein?

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Soy protein is such a protein body which is mainly found in soybeans and secondarily in other pulses. When we talk about soy foods, we found many salad dressings, special soy milk, soy powered and many other things which contain high amount of soy protein in it. Here I am giving away a brief list of soy foods which contain soy protein.

  1. Salad Dressings
  2. Soups
  3. Soy Beverage Powder
  4. Meat Analogues
  5. Cheese
  6. Non-Dairy Creamer Products
  7. Infant Formulas

Soy Protein Varieties

Varieties or Proteins like Soy can be best explained in the following heads.

Soy Protein Isolate

The Soy Protein Isolate is highly refined form of soy protein which is also more saturated than the other soy protein varieties. Soy Protein Isolate contains normally more than 90% of pure, refined soy protein. Soy protein isolate is formed or produced using soy floor while isolating other non-protein components and fats which were present in the source.

Concentrate Soy Protein

The soy protein concentrate is mainly the form of protein which is extracted from soy floor however while extracting process the water-soluble carbohydrates are removed. In this form of soy protein the pure protein can be found around 70%.

Soy Protein  Effects

Soy Protein has many good and bad effects over human body. In my personal opinion the soy protein has more benefits than the side effects. Let me explain the dangers of soy protein as well as benefits of it.

Soy Protein Side Effects or Dangers

Textured Soy Protein SoupTextured Soy Protein Soup (Photo credit: pykmi)

Many people has soy food allergy mostly in United States of America and Canada. People do want to know that what type of side effects or dangers are there in soy protein or soy products. The main danger of soy protein is the methods or processing the soy foods, normally soybeans are not as much dangerous as soy protein isolate or soy protein concentrate, Its due to the way, the industries process soy proteins from the raw source. The primary method contains some high temperature and high pressure methods with chemical processors.  During the processing of soy products, many good ingredients are removed and such a chemical results is occurred that the resulted soy products may stop or resits to let the body absorb many mineral particulars such as Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and Iron which are necessary to the human body to do certain functions.

Benefits of Soy Protein

  1. This do have such an energy inside which really imitate like meat products.
  2. According to FDA, this protein do reduce LDL Cholesterol from the human body, hence it lowers the risk of heart problems.
  3. Soy Protein Amino Acids inside, so improves the effect of other foods too.
  4. Soy protein, reduces the risk to many serious diseases such as Colon cancer, Osteoporosis and  Prostate Cancer.

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