While soy has been around for centuries, the popularity of soy-based food exploded in popularity in the US over the last decade, increasing from $1 billion to $5.2 billion in sales between 1996-2011, and is predicted to continue its growth in the coming years. Soy is naturally high in essential fatty acids, proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients deliver energy and keep your body working at its optimum level. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic report that soy provides the body with lecithin and has a number of healthy benefits that can decrease the risk of breast and lung cancer in women, and prostate cancer in men.
Soy contains all nine essential amino acids needed to build and repair body cells. It’s naturally low in saturated fat and is cholesterol free. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends consuming two or three servings of soy foods per day. It is also suggested to incorporate whole soy sources vs. processed soy ingredients (such as isolated soy protein). Examples of good soy foods to incorporate into your daily diet include edamame (fresh green soybeans), tofu (soybean curd), organic soy milk, tempeh, soy cheese, whole soybeans, soy yogurt, and products made with soy flour.
As a popular alternative to dairy milk, soy milk is made from pressing ground, cooked soybeans. Soy milk is a high protein, iron-rich milky liquid. It’s different from its dairy counterpart in a number of ways including its naturally low sugar content. Cow’s milk has about 12 grams of sugar per cup whereas soy milk contains just 7 grams. A cup of whole soy milk has the equivalent calories of skim milk at only 80 per serving.
To help meet your recommended daily soy intake, a soy based protein shake such as Svelte makes an excellent meal replacement, snack on-the-go, or a perfect pre/post workout shake. You can also enjoy a Svelte soy protein shake over your cereal, in your coffee, or blend it into a delicious, nutritious smoothie. Since Svelte is made with fresh organic soy milk, it’s also a great option for those with vegan diets and those struggling to find delicious, dairy-free, high-protein snacks and drinks.
As a nutrient-rich beverage, Svelte offers a convenient way to increase your intake of protein, fiber, and vitamins – essential nutrients as you’re out and about on your busy day. It’s an excellent way to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet, to help you be your best. Tasty, convenient, and nourishing, Svelte soy protein shakes are a nutritious way to incorporate the benefits of soy into your diet.