Consumers frequently consider food choices as their primary action toward improving overall health and wellness. More and more they are demanding healthier foods which provide health benefits beyond basic nutritional value
As food companies work to meet consumer demand and develop products designed to improve health and wellness, Solae is a valuable partner. Our ingredients deliver nutrition through soy while also providing great taste and proven health benefits. For more than 5,000 years, soy has been a diet staple — the primary source of complete, high quality protein for millions of people worldwide.
- Solae soy ingredients are low in fat and saturated fat.
- Solae soy ingredients have zero cholesterol.
- Solae soy ingredients have no lactose, ideal for those with intolerance.
- Vegetarian Solae soy ingredients are ideal for vegetarian alternatives.
For years, scientists have studied the impact of soy protein on heart health
. Most of these studies have concluded that soy protein, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels, which is an important factor in reducing the risk of heart disease. The results of these studies have led governments to approve soy protein health claims related to cholesterol lowering and/or reducing risk of heart disease. Soy protein is the only protein with a health claim, and is clinically proven to help improve heart health. In fact, since 1996, 11 countries have established cholesterol lowering and/or heart health claims for soy protein:
|United States (1999)
|United Kingdom (2002)
|South Africa (2002)
Solae develops nutritious ingredient solutions based on strong scientific research. Solae provides a high quality soy protein that is comparable to milk, meat and eggs. Many studies have documented the benefits of soy protein. Along with its heart health benefits, research shows that soy protein helps promote satiety3
— which can help with weight management and supports exercise/sports performance1
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2Candow DG, Burke NC, Smith-Palmer T, Burke DG. Effect of whey and soy protein supplementation combined with resistance training in young adults. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006;16:233-244.
3Anderson GH, et al. Protein source, quantity, and time of consumption determine the effect of proteins on short-term food intake in young men. J Nutr. 2004; 134:3011-3015.