- You want to lose weight.
Soybeans are the only vegetable food that contains all eight essential amino acids…[and] are also a good source of fiber, iron, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins(3). Due to its high nutritional value, you can actually use soy protein as a meal replacement. Sure, those cupcakes that your co-worker brought in may seem like a more appealing meal replacement, but (we pinky swear) Total Soy tastes even better. And with only 130 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar per serving, how could you say no? Additionally, soy protein digests more gradually, meaning your stomach will feel full and satisfied before you have the chance to overeat(4).
- You want to build lean body mass.
Everybody wants a toned, muscular body, especially in time for that 4th of July barbecue that’s lurking around the corner. Several studies demonstrated that intact proteins from both soy and milk protein are effective in supporting muscle hypertrophy, lending a of degree of support to soy as a legitimate post-workout nutritional beverage(1).
- You want to consume the maximum amount of nutrition.
Soy protein has a 1.0 PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) – the highest possible(4). As a result, soy protein increases the nutritional value of other foods(4). Because your body is able to absorb the maximum amount of amino acids from soy protein, this boosts your metabolism and amplifies the amount of energy that can be generated from your diet in general.
- You want to increase your strength and athletic performance.
The isoflavones found in soy protein reduce antioxidant effects, which speed recovery and reduce muscle soreness and inflammation, meaning you can feel recharged and ready to work out for days(4). Additionally, because soy does supply a full complement of amino acids for the exercising muscles, muscles will become larger and stronger with soy protein(4).
- You don’t want heart disease.
Your heart is a pretty important piece to the puzzle that is your body. Therefore, you want to make sure that you keep your cholesterol low as well as your chances of developing heart disease. According to a 1999 study, the FDA believes that soy protein is an effective tool to do so. Four-servings of soy protein per-day could reduce LDL cholesterol…by up to 10%(4).
- You don’t want diabetes.
If you’re currently reading this, you must be a fun and desirable person. However, diabetes is neither of those things. Soy protein [contributes] to the control of hyperglycemia and reduced body weight, hyperlipidemia, and hyperinsulinemia. These characteristics may be useful to both non diabetic and diabetic persons in the control of obesity and blood sugar(3).
- You want to protect the women in your life.
If you’re a woman, this section is especially pertinent to your life. And even if you’re a man, I’m sure there are plenty of women in your life who would benefit from reading the following information. Research has shown several bio active compounds found in soybeans (isoflavones being one) to reduce the risk of breast cancer(2). Additionally (men listen up), consuming soy protein results in the alleviation of symptoms associated with menopause(2). That means fewer hot flashes, fewer mood swings, and a consistent sex drive.
- You want to protect the men in your life.
Just as isoflavones reduce the risk of breast cancer, they also reduce the risk of prostate cancer(4). So guys, make sure you’re looking out for your guys. And if you’re not a guy, make sure that the guys in your life are looking out for the guys in their life.
- You want to protect animals.
Because soy enables your body to absorb the maximum amount of protein (as we explained in reason #3), there is no need to consume any other form of protein, including meat(4). So, congrats! By drinking a delicious Total Soy protein shake, you have just saved an animal’s life. You’re practically a superhero.
- Joseph W. Hartman, David Bruinsma, Amy Fullerton, Jenn G. Perco, Randa Lawrence, Jason E. Tang, Sarah B. Wilkinson, Stuart M. Phillips.(2004). The Effect of Differing Post Exercise Macronutrient Consumption on Resistance Training-Induced Adaptations in Novices Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
- Messina M. Modern applications for an ancient bean: soybeans and the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. J Nutr 1995; 125:567S-569S.
- Montgomery, K. S. (2003). Soy protein. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 12(3), 42-45. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6532013_Soy_protein
- Robson, D. (2016). Soy vs. whey: The latest research! com. Retrieved from http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson71.htm