Along with carbohydrates, protein is possibly one of the most misunderstood nutrients ever. People always think that too much protein is bad….that it causes kidney problems and that it makes you fat.
Of course it is bad, if you’re having too much that is. Having too much of anything is bad; the key is MODERATION.
It’s also important to choose the right kind of protein. Plant-based protein is definitely healthier and far easier to digest than meat protein. For instance, the NUTRILITE All Plant Protein powder.
# – As a delicious drink or sprinkled over your cereal, NUTRILITE All Plant Protein Powder is a versatile and healthy source of soy protein.
Soy protein in particular contains all the essential amino acids for both adults and children. It is also mostly unsaturated and high in essential fatty acids. It is an excellent alternative to milk…great for people who are lactose intolerant.
In fact, it is the only plant-based protein with a quality equal to that of meat, milk and egg!
Speaking of amino acids…what about the digestibility of protein by humans? There is a factor called Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score or PDCAAS which is a method to rate the amino acid of the protein. The higher it is, the better the protein digestibility. And Nutrilite All Plant protein has the highest PDCAAS score of 1.
# – Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score or PDCAAS.
Soybeans contain a uniue compound called isoflavones which is a plant substance not unlike the female hormone, oestrogen. It is a type of antioxidant that combats cell damage.
Human clinical research indicates that isoflavones are among the bioactive compounds that work in lowering blood cholesterol.
Below is short list of diseases that can be prevented with certain amount of soy and isoflavones:
Besides the list above, soy isoflavones were noted by researchers to reverse the effects of osteoporosis, increasing bone mass and inducing bone turnover!