Soy Helps With Weight Loss

Soy Helps With Weight Loss There are a couple of ways to approach a high-protein diet, and if you're a vegetarian or trying to avoid dairy products, soy can be a good option. It's one of the few complete plant-based protein sources, meaning it includes the full complement of essential amino acids, and an analysis of studies published in the journal Nutrition suggests that soy can play a role in your weight loss efforts.

Comparing the findings of 9 separate studies encompassing 528 older female subjects, researchers determined that supplementation with as little as 100 mg of soy isoflavones per day for 6 months can help dieters lose a significant amount of body weight. Improvements in blood glucose and insulin control were also seen.

True Strength Moment: This meta analysis didn't mention anything about activity levels, but soy protein makes an effective post-workout shake for kick-starting the recovery process. Soy isoflavones are naturally occurring in soy protein supplements and natural whole foods, such as soy beans. For another weight loss tip, see today's Performance Blog at
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