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Soybeans poised to help address the caloric and protein needs of a growing global population
News ReleaseProtein
May 17, 2022

Soybeans poised to help address the caloric and protein needs of a growing global population

As the global population continues to increase, world leaders and scientific researchers alongside U.S. farmers strive to identify ways to feed our growing populace. In a new “Perspective” published in…
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New Manuscript Published: Are Soy-Based Burgers and Soymilk Ultra-Processed Foods?
News ReleaseNutritionProtein
April 26, 2022

New Manuscript Published: Are Soy-Based Burgers and Soymilk Ultra-Processed Foods?

The authors of a new analysis published in Advances in Nutrition conclude that the classification of soy-based burgers and soymilk as “ultra-processed foods” is nutritionally unjustified and does not adequately…
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Plant-based meat and milk offer consumers valuable options
News ReleaseNutritionProtein
March 11, 2022

Plant-based meat and milk offer consumers valuable options

Professor Jennie Macdiarmid, from the University of Aberdeen, raised concern that plant-based diets were becoming less healthy and less environmentally sustainable in an article in the Proceedings of the Nutrition…
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Importance of Soy Protein for Older, Plant-based Consumers
NutritionProtein
March 10, 2022

Importance of Soy Protein for Older, Plant-based Consumers

A new perspective by Domić et al.,1 published in Advances in Nutrition, proposes that a vegan diet increases the risk of an inadequate protein intake at an older age and…
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Examining the Oxalate Content of Soymilk
NutritionProtein
March 3, 2022

Examining the Oxalate Content of Soymilk

Last year, a blog post on soymilk and kidney stones included a table on the oxalate content of plant milks. Soymilk was listed as containing 9.6mg per serving (cup). According…
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When evaluating foods, focus on nutrient content, not processing
News ReleaseNutritionProtein
February 9, 2022

When evaluating foods, focus on nutrient content, not processing

A new analysis of data from a national survey to assess the health and nutritional status of adults (NHANES 2015-18) suggests that health attributes of soy-based burgers and soymilk should…
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Research shows how to increase consumption of plant-based meats
News ReleaseProtein
February 7, 2022

Research shows how to increase consumption of plant-based meats

To varying degrees, Americans are embracing plant-based meats. One recent survey of Americans found that 65% of Americans have consumed plant-based meat alternatives in the past year, with 2 in…
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Nutrient content more important than degree of processing
NutritionProtein
December 29, 2021

Nutrient content more important than degree of processing

“Ultra-processed foods” -- they have become buzz words. But new research from a team of U.S. and Brazilian academics suggests that nutrient content is more important than the degree to…
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New consumer research offers insights on “plant-based” meat alternatives, guides terminology
Protein
November 22, 2021

New consumer research offers insights on “plant-based” meat alternatives, guides terminology

When it comes to meat alternatives made from plant protein, consumers use “plant-based” as a top descriptor and indicate a strong preference for clear and accurate terms. Newly published research…
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Research Highlights Relevant to Soy Isoflavones, SIF, Ultra-processed Foods and Protein Quality
Children's HealthNutritionProtein
September 30, 2021

Research Highlights Relevant to Soy Isoflavones, SIF, Ultra-processed Foods and Protein Quality

  Soy isoflavones and Alzheimer’s disease Although isoflavones are routinely classified as endocrine disruptors (EDs) a recent comprehensive technical review that focused on the observational and clinical data concluded this…
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New Evidence Further Shows Linoleic Acid is Beneficial and Not Pro-inflammatory
OilProtein
September 23, 2021

New Evidence Further Shows Linoleic Acid is Beneficial and Not Pro-inflammatory

Inflammation is thought to be involved in the etiology of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. For this reason, the changing scientific consensus that omega-6 polyunsaturated…
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Are Fermented Soyfoods Hypoallergenic?
AllergiesProtein
September 10, 2021

Are fermented soyfoods hypoallergenic?

First, a little background: Soy is one of the eight foods thought to be responsible for 90% of food-allergic reactions among Americans.1 Even so, only about three out of every…
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Woman drinking soymilk
NutritionProteinWomen’s Health
May 27, 2021

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Protect against Fractures in Vegan Women

While there is evidence indicating vegetarian diets reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes,1 cardiovascular diseases,2 and certain cancers,3 there are also concerns that a vegetarian, and especially…
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Couple Cooking Healthy Food Making Vegetable Salad Standing In Kitchen At Home
NutritionProtein
April 29, 2021

Not all plant foods are equally healthy

Health authorities increasingly recommend that Westerners shift toward more plant-based diets for health and environmental reasons. Common types of vegetarian diets include lacto-ovo vegetarian and vegan diets. While most people…
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