Soy Protein Matches Well to New Dietary Rules

New details on dietary guidelines includes work to help end obesity. Soy protein could be part of that battle.

Soy protein-containing foods and beverages could be an important part of the new menu for Americans working to meet the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans released last week by USDA. According to an item from Solae, makers of soy protein, those soy-protein containing foods offer a low-fat source of needed protein.

In addition, the company notes that many of the soy-containing products on the market, such as 8th Continent soymilk, are fortified with calcium and other essential vitamins and nutrients, many of which the guidelines say are lacking in current diets.

The company notes research pointing to other potential benefits of added soy protein in the diet, including reduced risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.

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