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Soy Protein – Overview & Sources

Posted Oct 09 2013 8:39am

programming In recent times, I've been paying attention to studying a number of thing, some of which includes developing an understanding of how music and very differently, how programming works.

Music, much like computer programming, is easy to learn if you understand the building blocks approach.

As you all know, notes and objects when added up become bars of music and functions in programming while a number of bars when put together become an entire song and so on and so forth and a number of functions become a complete computer program that adds value to our lives.

So, what should this tell you?

Almost everything that you can find in this world is made up of building blocks or smaller components, and that pertains to even the art of learning as well.

When it comes to our body, it is common knowledge by now that protein are its building blocks, and a nutrient that is instrumental in contributing to our good health.

An Introduction to Protein

scrambled-eggs-and-omelet-i-dont-always-meme As mentioned earlier, our bodies need protein. The reason for this is because it is an important ingredient in the production of 'essential amino acids' that the body needs in order to stay healthy.

In other words, if the body does not obtain a regular source of protein, it will not be able to repair and build the body as necessary.

Of course, there are a number of protein sources in the form of food that one can consume. Some of them include eggs, nuts, legumes, fish and meat and so on and so forth.

Yet there's a caveat with these sources of 'regular protein', especially one that affects bodybuilders who have to get perfect bodies in order to make a living.

According to the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score , which determines whether a source of protein is complete or not (in other words, containing enough protein to create the essential amino acids mentioned earlier), these don't meet the standards of being a complete protein.

But in recent times, one such source has been considered be so – we're talking about soy protein, and which is what we will cover in the next section.

Soy Protein – Overview & Sources

It shouldn't be difficult to connect soy protein to soybeans – a food crop that is associated with the Chinese and now offered to the world.

Of course, you can't consume soybeans raw, in order to benefit from the soy protein that it offers, and so a number of products such as soy milk, soy meat, soy flour and soy oil have been created for people to benefit from.

Yet among these options that are available, the best of these products, in order to obtain sufficient protein are soy flour, soy concentrate and soy isolate of which the latter contain almost 90% protein.

With that said, if you're not much of a soy protein fan, you could try whey, casein and egg white and so forth as they are just as adequate as soy protein isolate is, considering their perfect score of 1 when it comes to the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score.

In Closing

So, do you think soy protein is a good source of complete protein? If so, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below.

Also, here is an article on the benefits of whey protein .

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