We supplement daily with Shaklee protein for numerous reasons, including added energy, avoidance of mid-day blood sugar drops, their high quality standards, and all the proven health benefits of soy. I have also grown to love the versatility and variety of the Shaklee protein line. They have several different types of protein–some with or without natural sweeteners and flavors. This variety makes them easy to add to your baking recipes or shakes. (more…)
When I decided to do this series on soy protein processing methods, calling soy companies and manufacturers became a natural response. I wanted to see for myself–and to show others–what processing methods other companies were using. Did soy companies even know where their soy protein was coming from and how it was processed?
For this series I chose to compare only those companies selling a soy isolate powder. (more…)
In the first post of this soy series, I discussed why the processing of the soy isolate matters. Then I dove into how the soybean is grown. Now I transition to sharing what happens to get the soybean into your protein shake. What are the necessary steps? Why do these steps matter to your health?
Soy Protein Powder Processing Steps
The processing of the soy bean starts at the point of seed all the way to the finished soy protein powder (or isolate). Each step along the way has certain markers of quality. You will quickly be able to see that the differences matter.
Isolating The Soy Protein
This first step involves separating (more…)
In my first post, I talked about why the processing of soy isolate matters to our health. Now I turn my attention to the first step in the processing with how the soybean is grown. The differences in soy isolate protein begin with the growth of the seed.
Soy Bean Growth: GMO, Non-GMO, and IPP
Soy beans typically fall into one of the following three categories: (more…)
Information about soy protein is all over the internet. However, much of the news out there about soy is often misunderstood. This series is my best attempt to sift out the fact from the fiction. I will gladly update this series as I learn new information.
Soy foods today come in numerous forms, and I could do a whole blog series on each one. For this series, I chose to focus on one of the most concentrated forms of protein and one that is most popularly used as a supplement to a healthy diet–the soy isolate protein.
What Is Soy Isolate Protein?
With so much misinformation on the internet today, the truth about soy is often hidden from view. Is soy beneficial or isn’t it? The urban myths and anti-soy websites certainly have a one-sided agenda, but what do the clinical studies themselves say?
Since I am no scientist, I thought it would be helpful to share this short video by Dr. Steve Chaney.
Have you noticed there are many conflicting messages regarding soybean nutrition? The abundance of online marketing and the mobile information network have made it easy for consumers to become confused about the health benefits of soy products and who to listen to. Sadly, I have spoken with many parents who Read more…