Soy Products: Do They Help to Melt Away Fat?

Soy protein has several health benefits such as helping to lower cholesterol levels and preventing osteoporosis. Soy protein can also help ease the symptoms of women experiencing menopause. So for women, I suggest taking a serving a day.

However, when it comes to decreasing body fat, the best choices for proteins are whey, casein and egg proteins. All of these proteins are more of a complete source of protein (this means that they offer more amino acids to help repair the muscle tissue after performing weight training) than soy and they do not contain the phytoestrogens that soy contains. While phytoestrogens are of some benefit to women experiencing menopause, they wreak havoc in a man’s testosterone levels.

Many may argue and say that soy protein is not high in calories and it cannot be that bad for you to take on a daily basis. While I am not saying that it is bad to take, I simply am stating that the other proteins mentioned above are a complete source of amino acids which in turn will help your body recover optimally and at an accelerated pace. In addition, proteins like whey can help you display a leaner physique while promoting better immunity.

It is important to remember that regardless of the type of protein source used, each gram of protein will have 4 calories per gram. Although if you have read any of my articles by now, you should know that it is not as important to count how many calories you eat to lose weight, but rather the amount and timing of the macronutrients you consume.

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