I feel truly blessed that as a mommy blogger I am able to attend events that enhance my knowledge. On the 29th of September I attended an event organized by Dupont nutrition and health. I was delighted to grab so much of information on protein and could also break a few bubbles of myth that is surrounding the beauty of soy protein. Today in this article I would like to share all the information that I have gathered there and help all the wonderful souls sitting on the opposite side of the screen to get benefited and live a healthy and fit life.
Why do we need protein?
In our science lessons we have always been thought the importance of protein. Let us recall those lessons, protein is the building block of body, it builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in our body. Protein is very crucial for the development and working of our body, even to do simple activities like sitting or walking the requirement of protein cannot be denied. However what saddened me always the fact that for vegetarians to get full amount of protein there were limited or almost negligible options and bloggers meet helped to remove this worry from my life and answered the question on vegetarian option of protein.
Some major roles of protein in our daily life are –
- It helps in weight maintenance and satiety
- supporting healthy living and active lifestyle.
- Good for heart health
- Good for muscle growth and repair
PROTEIN DIGESTIBILITY CORRECTED AMINO ACID SCORES (PDCAAS):
PDCAAS method is a quantum to measure the ability of protein to provide the body with essential levels of amino acid for its human needs. PDCAAS is calculated by using an amino acid profile and true digestibility of a food protein. Dupont Danisco isolated protein (ISP) has the PDCAAS score of 1.00.
Protein consists of amino acids and amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The quality or the nutritional value of protein is calculated as per the amino acid present in it and there are around 20 essential amino acids present. Different foods have different varieties and amount of amino acid and there by eating the right kind of food is essential to get maximum nutrition and essential amino acids.
The most crucial fact is that protein is available either from animal products or plant products.Animal products like egg, meat, and milk have high amount of amino acids and thus are good source of protein. However certain plant products like soya Beans and quinoa are also full of amino acids and are good source of protein. But the sad part is that all plant based protein usually lack either one of the amino acid. So I always felt that my kids will lack something essential while growing and their growth will be hampered. I am pure vegetarian and so are my kids, but now with the help of Mr. Indranil Chatterjee, Mrs. Karuna Jaikrishna and Mr. Sujit Sathyadas from the house of Dupont Nutrition and Health and Dr. Namita Nadar from the prestigious Fortis hospital all fad about vegan protein will be broken. Soy protein is plant based protein and is thus a vegan protein. Thus is equivalent or let us admit that better than any plant based protein. It was the best information that made me smile . The mother in me did somersault in mind as I could now give my kids all the essential amino acids that are crucial in their growing years.
As per WHO a child needs 45 grams or protein for every pound of body weight on daily basis and adults need 50 grams of protein for every pound of body weight on daily basis. A vegetarian or vegan diet follower should eat different plant based foods to get the required amino acids thus their diet should have tofu, cottage cheese, nuts, seeds, lentils and quinoa. Soy protein from the house of Dupont is a plant based protein and has all the 20 essential amino acids. Not only this it is a versatile food product that can take the taste of your food to next level.
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Disclaimer:The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment. Do consult a doctor before adding soy protein to your diet.