Globally, there are more than 650 million people who are 60 years of age or older. This is the fastest growing age group, with an ever-increasing life expectancy — 80-plus years in developed countries like Japan and the U.S., but now also increasing in developing countries as well. By 2050, it is projected that this age group will jump to more than 2 billion people worldwide.
Members of this age group take a more active role in overall health and wellness, supporting an active, healthy lifestyle to preserve health and vitality as they age. As far as a nutritional and healthy diet, soy protein fits very well into that lifestyle, whether it is in the form of nutrition bars
, supplemental nutrition beverages
, or meat and meal replacements
Nutritional benefits of Solae's soy protein particular to the aging population include:
Solae's soy protein is also compatible in foods formulated to be low glycemic index (GI), important for consumers needing to manage their blood sugar.
Solae's Research & Development team
works with food companies around the world to help develop healthier products more cost-effectively. In addition, Solae, as experts in the food ingredients market, can help with new product development, providing market and consumer research, as well as counsel on soy positioning and messaging within this growing healthy aging category.