Recently, I was invited to a blogger’s meet organized by DuPont to spread awareness on the power of soy protein. The panel was educative and they shared everything through a shiny presentation and with high-end stats. The meet kicked off with introductions which was then followed by a discussion on various topics ranging from science & benefits of soy protein to trends & perception around soy protein, consumption and Q & A. The event ended with networking over lunch and a wonderful discussion between the bloggers and panel experts.
DuPont Nutrition and Health is a global leader in the Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements and Pharma Excipients segments. What sets them apart from others? They provide the manufacturers with natural ingredients taking into consideration the consumer insights, doing breadth of research and with their scientific proficiency.
My takeaways from the event:
- Not all proteins have the amino acids required by the human body.
- Soy protein is a high quality protein that supplies all essential amino acids to the body and in the right amount.
- These proteins support the growth and development in children as well as adults.
- Studies show that replacing a low-protein and high-fat snack with a soy protein snack improves overall diet quality of the consumer.
- We feel fuller when we chew on a soy protein snack, which reduces the thoughtless eating.
- Soy protein helps us in maintaining weight. It promotes weight loss and enhances the feeling of fulfillment at the same time.
- Consuming 25 grams of soy protein in a day reduces the risk of heart diseases since this diet is low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Proteins are the building blocks of the body and soy supplies the kind of protein required to build and repair the muscles.
- Overall, as per the panel, soy protein promotes healthy living through out the life span of the regular consumer.
DuPont Denisco isolated soy protein has a PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) score of 1 which means that this is the best soy protein available at our disposable. Other proteins that have a similar score are:
#figures from Wikipedia
This meeting was truly enlightening and I now feel more comfortable consuming the soy chunks and soy snacks. I plan to include some soy based foods in my diet and see the difference. What do you think about it?