Soy Protein Powder Review

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Soy Protein Powder can be used by dieters in place of whey protein or other milk based protein powders. Protein powder is typically added to morning smoothies or used as a pre-workout shake to increase protein intake. Protein is dense in calories, which means it takes only a small amount to measure one serving. When trying to lose weight, the dieter may choose to replace lean meat with soy protein powder. This allows the dieter to easily control protein and calorie intake while leaving more room for fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

List of Ingredients

Soy Protein Powder.

Product Features

Soy Protein Powder offers a lean alternative to whey and milk based protein. There are many brands selling the supplement and some will include sugar while others offer sucralose or plain varieties. Plain Soy Protein Powder typically contains about 25 grams of protein per serving with a total calorie load of 110 calories. Every gram of protein contains 4 calories, which means nearly every calorie is pure, lean protein. Many Soy Protein Powder supplements will also include a long list of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Flavor free Soy Protein Powder can be added to low calorie pudding, eggs, milk, juice or yogurt to increase lean protein levels in food. More protein could mean the dieter feels satiated or less hungry for a longer period of time between meals.

Some dieters choose to stay away from Soy Protein Powder because of information published online and offline about soy causing increased estrogen levels causing an increased chance of breast cancer. The studies included mice and high levels of soy protein. Researchers note that Asian women who eat a diet rooted in soy reduce their risk of breast cancer 3 fold over women in westernized countries.

Soy Protein Powder can cost as little as $10 for one pound canister. Users tend to agree that Soy Protein Powder mixes with liquids far easier and more completely than traditional protein powders.

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Advantages

  • Soy Protein Powder is a leaner alternative to whey and milk based protein powders.
  • The price is lower than other protein supplements.
  • Calorie totals tend to include just protein and no other extra ingredients.

Disadvantages

  • Some women may believe there is a connection between soy and increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Soy Protein Powder is not typically flavored.
  • Dieters need to watch how much protein they add to their diet to control calories.

Conclusion

For men and women who are trying to lose weight Soy Protein Powder can provide lean, fat free protein that is flavor free and packed with healthy nutrients. Soy has been linked to better heart health, but bad press surrounding a mouse study that showed increased risk of breast cancer may affect a dieter’s choice to use Soy Protein Powder.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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