Plant protein or animal protein, which is healthier? Which one is more easily absorbed by the body?
Soybeans are an excellent source of protein. Soybean protein is considered a “complete” plant protein – it’s a quality protein that contains all the amino acids necessary to sustain human growth and development. Long term consumption indicates a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
A joint proposal by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has facilitated the development of the “PDCAAS, a preferred amino acid score method today”.
Based on multiple data, this score measures the value of protein in human nutrition, including how important protein components are absorbed by different regions of the digestive system.
When tested using this precise assay, soy protein gets a score of 1.00—the highest possible rating—that is, the same as animal protein.
Plant proteins are found in legumes, nuts and seeds. Some of the benefits include more vitamins and minerals overall, reducing any gut health related issues and diseases. The high levels of antioxidants can also help to fight against free radicals and strengthen the immune system. Despite not having all the essential amino acids, eating a variety of plant based foods can easily solve that issue.
Animal protein is found in most meats, milk and eggs. However, when people think of animal protein, they think of high calories, high in saturated fats and high in cholesterol which are factors which lead to certain health problems later on in life such as obesity. Some studies also showed the correlation between red meat and cancer, which triggers inflammation and the possible growth of a tumor.
Naturally intact soybeans contain phytonutrients, such as phytoestrogens. These phytoestrogens have been linked to a variety of protective properties against cancer, heart disease and weak bones.
The phytoestrogen (genistein) inhibits the activity of protein tyrosine kinases and slows the formation of new tumours. Studies have shown that a regular intake of soy products in the daily diet has a certain protective effect on the development of breast cancer (if any).
Soybeans help reduce the risk of heart disease. Research on soy protein and cardiovascular health is so well established that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a soy health claim – “A daily intake of 25 grams of soy protein as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Soy has also been shown to protect against bone loss and osteoporosis. Some studies have shown that women with high soy intake have better bone mineral density than women with low soy intake after menopause. For many women, adding soy to a healthy diet can help prevent bone loss later in life.
SoyGreen contains soy, which is a source of plant-based protein. Adequate protein intake is very important when on a low-calorie diet because it helps prevent muscle loss. Muscle burns more calories than fat does.
SoyGreen rich in plant protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, fibre, antioxidants, trace elements, and a wide variety of phytochemical. It is the perfect meal replacement for weight management as it is high nutrition and low calories.