I admit I’ve bought soy protein because it was cheap. I use protein powder daily for my breakfast pancake. I choose whey protein (isolate if you can afford it) sweetened with stevia. I know it was the best way to go but now there is science that proves it is better than soy protein when it comes to weight loss.
I love protein powder in my smoothies post workout as well. Having protein 20 minutes after your workout, helps repair your muscles so you can get that added calorie burn from your new muscles during rest. Chocolate protein powder with unsweetened vanilla almond milk also satisfies my sweet tooth late at night when I don’t want to eat carbs.
Genetically modified soy is also linked a number of illness here in the US. While there are not enough studies for the FDA to come out and make announcement, it’s safe to say we enough soy in our food that we do not need any more with protein powder. Most importantly, it has been linked to slowing down your thyroid!
This should be a red flag for anyone who struggles to maintain their weight. Unless you’d like to be on medication for the rest of your life, stop eating GMO Soy. Stick with organic version if you can afford it. If you cannot, avoid it.
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, I would invest in your health and purchase the soy products that are organic. Otherwise, you may end up spending that money (and much more) on medical expenses.
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