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Soy protein health benefits
Soy protein and its health benefits

A fit-healthy body- is the best fashion statement today. Just because you are not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy- is a famous saying. To stay healthy, it is very essential to maintain a proper balance between the important nutrients in your body. One of the important component of every cell in our body is Protein. It is an important building block of muscles, bones, skin and blood.  Our Body uses Protein to build and repair tissues. The strength of your Hair and Nails can be maintained by adding enough amount of Protein in your diet. Along with Fats and Carbohydrates, Protein is a Macro nutrient which means the body needs relatively large amount of it. Vegetarians and Vegan diets are often found lacking in Protein which further leads to several deficiencies in their body. So, this is where the ‘Soy Protein’ comes into picture. Soy Beans are considered as a rich source of complete Proteins. It serves a complete solution for all those who have low Protein level. Soy Protein is at the center of two of the top trends in Food, Nutrition and Health today.  Let us discuss about soy protein and its health benefits.

soy protein and health benefits
Research has shown that 69% of Indian Consumers are seeking food with Protein, i.e. they considered the amount of Protein present in that particular product while purchasing foods and beverages. Also, about 51% of Indians are actively trying to consume more Protein or can say are aware about the amount of Protein essential for their body. Consumers are moving towards more plant-centric diets- driven by health and sustainability concerns. More consumers are seeking towards higher Protein foods. 71% of Consumers are trying to increase the Protein intake by having Protein rich breakfast.

The amount of benefits associated with Soy protein and its health benefits

46%- it improves energy
39%- it supports to have a healthy immune system
34%- it helps in maintaining weight of your body
33% -helps in building the mass of your muscles.soy protein and its health benefits

Now, the question arises from where does Soy Protein come from…?Soy protein health benefits

It is simply the Protein portion of the Soybean, separated or isolated from the rest of Soybean.
A single Soybean consists of 36% Protein, 15% Mono-Oligosaccharides, 15% Dietary fiber, 18% Oil and 16% other components.
DuPont organised a National Bloggers meet on Dec 1, 2018 at Sahara star, Mumbai to educate and promote people about the benefits and the power of Soy Protein. More than 25 Bloggers and Health Professionals were present who shared their view about the goodness of Soy Protein and its health benefits.

soy protein and health benefits
After the initial introduction, Indranil Chatterjee who was the Regional Product Line Manager highlighted the benefits of Soy Protein. Further there was an interesting session discussed on Soy Proteins by Jean Heggie a Strategic Marketing Lead of the Company. The session was further carried forward by Jigna Sheth who was a Nutritionist and Fitness Consultant, her main agenda showered light towards the nutritional awareness of Soy Protein. There was also a Q&A session conducted where speakers answered to barrage of questions asked by the people. At the end a brief Quiz Buzz was conducted highlighting all the points discussed in the entire session.

Now let’s know more about DUPONT NUTRITION AND HEALTH

DuPont knows Soy Protein like no one else knows. DuPont Danisco an American Company with a legacy of more than 200 years combines in-depth knowledge of science, food and nutrition. DuPont Nutrition & Health holds many market leading positions especially in Probiotics, emulsifiers, Protein solutions and Pharmaceutical excipients, etc. DuPont Nutrition & Health also provides manufacturers with natural ingredients for the production of safe and healthy products.
DuPont Nutrition & Health has conducted years of research and development and established Soy Protein as a safe and effective alternative for all the daily Protein needs.

soy protein and health benefits
The main aim of DuPont Nutrition & Health focuses on:

1)Preventive Health
2)Smaller and local brand winning
3)Clean label and natural products
4)Next generation Pharmaceutical excipients
5)Industrialization of emerging markets.

Soy Protein is more than just a Protein. It is basically a superior plant based Protein based on its Protein quality and proven health benefits. Since Soy Protein is a plant-based Protein it has low fat content and saturated fat. It is also free of Cholesterol and Lactose.

Here are few reasons why Soy Protein is essential for a healthy diet:soy protein

Soy Protein is an Energy Booster-
Soy Proteins contains amino acids which can be found in Tofu and Soy milk. These amino acids can be used effectively by the body and be converted into energy.

Soy Protein is beneficial during Pregnancy-
Soy Protein product such as fortified Soy milk contains a good amount of Vitamin D, which is essential for stronger bones of both mother and child. Soy Protein actually increases bone mineral density and ensures good health of bone tissues for a growing foetus.

Soy Protein acts as a weight-watcher’s friend-
Soy Protein makes you feel tummy-tight, which helps to lower the intake of food and thus is helpful in losing weight.

Infant Formula-
Since many new born babies are unable to digest breast milk, during such situations Soy milk can be the best option, since Soy Protein is easily digestible source of Protein. It can be consumed from the infant stage for better growth and development in the future.

Cell growth and Regeneration-
Soy Bean oil is a rich source of Vitamin with smaller molecular structure. Soya can actually nestle inside your cellular structure and can stimulate it.

Soy Bean is a Powerhouse of Nutrition-
Soy Bean is a rich source of Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin K, Pottasium, Thiamin and many more. These are very essential components for the smooth functioning of different parts of your body.

Although Soy Protein is a Health booster but moderation is a key to the consumption of any food supplement in your daily diet. Some people are also found to be allergic to Soy Protein, so care should be taken and should consume Soy Protein to the limit your body’s supports. I hope I tried to clear all the information about soy protein and its health benefits , if you have something to add, do let me know in comment box.

Probiotics: A Healthy diet of Life

“A Healthy Body helps to lead a Healthy Life”. It is very essential to maintain a proper health. The best way to improve health is to eat healthy because what you eat is closely linked to your health. In many cases, illness and injuries occur due to the lack of care of your body. One of the best ways to have a healthy body is firstly to have the proper Digestive system. The digestive system is said to be the root cause of all illness. A Digestive system consists of good and bad Bacteria, a proper balance of good and bad bacteria contributes to the healthy Digestive system.

Research shows that there are more than 400 species of good and bad Bacteria in your gut. It is therefore very essential to maintain a good balance between these Bacteria for the overall health of the body. Most of these Bacteria’s resides in the intestine. The good and bad Bacteria supports in the digestion of food. A healthy working of intestine helps in filtering and eliminating harmful Bacteria and waste products.

ProbioticsThere are various causes of imbalance of good and bad Bacteria like Lack of sleep, Emotional stress, poor diet, and bad eating habits and overuse of antibiotics etc. When there is an imbalance of good and bad Bacteria, i.e. when the population of bad Bacteria exceeds the good Bacteria in the gut, it leads to several health problems like infections in the urinary system, Diarrhoea, skin infections, Allergies, Fatigue, etc. Knowing the consequences of the growth of bad Bacteria in your gut it’s very essential to increase the number of good Bacteria in your gut. Probiotics are the one which helps to solve this problem.

Probiotics in the simple term are a type of ‘Good Bacteria’ or can say are the live micro-organisms found in some foods and supplements. Probiotics help in maintaining a healthy balance of Bacteria in the gut. Even if you are living a healthy lifestyle and having healthy food like vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates or proteins still you cannot obtain the Probiotics from these foods. Basically, there are few food items which are the natural source of Probiotics. You can get Probiotics naturally from cheese, Yogurt, tempeh, miso, and kimchi. There are also Probiotics supplements available in the market if taken in right dosage helps in the optimal health of your gut.probioticsProbiotics are basically live Bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. Whenever we normally think of Bacteria, we consider them as something that causes diseases or other health problems. But this is not true. As mentioned above, our body is full of good and bad Bacteria and the Probiotics are called ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

Probiotics contain following micro-organisms in it:

  1. Saccharomyces-

This is a type of micro-organism found in yeast which helps to treat acne problems and Diarrhoea. It also helps in reducing the side effects caused due to gastric ulcer treatments.

  1. Streptococcus-

This micro-organism produces the enzyme lactase, which helps in the prevention of bowel inflammation and lactose intolerance.

  1. Lactobacillus-

These type of micro-organisms are found in the urinary, digestive and genital system. They are also found in fermented food like yogurt and helps prevent skin disorders, respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections.

  1. Bifidobacteria-

This type is found in a healthy colon and appears in the intestinal tract of babies within the days of birth. They prevent dental cavities and bad cholesterol.

There are several benefits of Probiotics:

  1. Preventing and treating skin infections, Urinary tract infections.
  2. Helps in treating Skin conditions like eczema.
  3. Helps in treating Allergies and Asthma.
  4. Lactose intolerance.
  5. Helps in treating stomach and respiratory infections especially in children.

After knowing several benefits of Probiotics, the first question arises in mind is How do Probiotics work…? Researchers are still trying to find as how does Probiotics exactly to work..? It is said that when you lose good Bacteria in your body after taking antibiotics or due to any other reason, Probiotics helps to lower the number of bad bacteria in your gut by replacing them with the good Bacteria. They also help in maintaining the good balance between good and bad Bacteria in your gut.

Some suggest for Prebiotics to maintain the healthy digestive system. Although Prebiotics if selectively utilized helps to increase healthy Bacteria in your gut but still there is a major difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics. Just like Probiotics, Prebiotics isn’t a food but they are found in various foods. Prebiotics are classified as non-digestible food ingredients that can be utilized by Probiotics. They aid digestion and increases the production of valuable vitamins. The major source or Prebiotics is dietary fiber which naturally occurs in fruits and vegetables. We can say about Prebiotics as the fuel that feeds Probiotics successful restoration of good Bacteria.ProbioticsDupont range of Probiotics popularly known as HOWARU can add documented health benefits to dairy products, frozen desserts, beverages etc. HOWARU range are scientifically proven for the smooth functioning of the digestive system and improves the body’s immune system.  Dupont’s Probiotic dietary supplements enhance in maintaining the digestive system and immune system of the all age group consumers.

After knowing what exactly Probiotics is..? how it helps for the healthy functioning of the body…? I can understand why our elders always used to insist to have either a bowl full of curd or buttermilk while having lunch. The amount of Probiotics present in a bowl of curd or a glass of buttermilk helps to increase the number of good Bacteria in your gut. But in many cases, the small amount of curd or buttermilk or other dairy products are not enough to eradicate the number of bad Bacteria in your body, in such cases you can opt for Probiotic supplements available in the market. Approximately we need 40bns/perday of Probiotics cfu/ml.

The FDA regulates Probiotics as food items and not like medications. But still, in some cases, the consumer might have mild side effects such as gastric problem, upset stomach, diarrhea for the first couple of days after taking supplements. So, it is always suggested to first consult your doctor and then opt for the Probiotics supplements.

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