"Soy protein has been used for centuries as part of Asian diets", according to Dr Mark Messina. Dr. Messina is an adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University and the Executive Director of the Soy Nutrition Institute. He has been studying the health effects of soy for more than 20 years and has published more than 60 scientific papers and given more than 500 presentations on soyfoods to health professionals.
Dr Messina continues, "Today, there is a growing interest in these foods among westerners because of their proposed health benefits and also because their versatility makes them valuable for replacing meat and dairy foods in the diet. Importantly, the human data are supportive of the safety and benefits of soyfoods. With the exception of those allergic to soy protein, which is relatively rare, all healthy individuals can safely consume soyfoods."
I use Shaklee Soy Protein on a daily basis and have since 2004. It is an integral part of my daily diet, keeping my energy levels up and the blood sugar stable! I started with Energizing Soy Protein in 2004 along with extra tablespoons of Instant Soy Protein added in my morning shakes on those days when lunch would be delayed. Working at Walt Disney World meant that breaks did not always come when my stomach was hungry, so starting the day with a good source of protein and some carbs was essential. I could make a shake in the AM, icy and chocolatey, sip on the way to work and be ready for a full morning at 6:45AM. Perfect start to my day.
In 2006 when the Cinch Inch Loss Plan was launched, I made the switch to Cinch shakes each morning. I still occasionally use Energizing Soy Protein. Instant Soy Protein is often added to my Cinch Shakes to help again with those occasional long mornings. And don't forget the Cinch Meal-in-a-Bars and the Snack Bars, each providing a good supply of protein balanced with the correct amount of carbs!
Below is a chart with the different types of Protein Powders that Shaklee offers including Whey Protein which is Milk based for those who want another alternative. Also, here are links to the 2 part series on Soy Protein that Dr. Messina written about Soy Protein. Join me in a great way to start your day, end your day or have a quick snack with Shaklee Protein options!
Soy and Your Health: An Update on the Benefits and Soy:Dispelling Myths by Dr Mark Messina
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