The Joy Of Soy
Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - There's good news for people trying to lose weight without losing snacks. A new research study has found that you can cut unhealthy foods out of your diet without sacrificing great-tasting snack foods.
People spend millions of dollars on exercise equipment, risky medication and herbal supplements in an attempt to lose weight. Nonetheless, Americans are more obese than ever. As we grow older and exercise less, the task of staying fit and trim becomes even more difficult. While a sensible diet combined with exercise is still the best answer, new research shows that soy can play a major role in helping you achieve your weight-loss goals faster.
One family of three in North Carolina lost a combined total of 120 pounds by adding soy protein into their diet. The teenage daughter says it did not even feel as though she was on a diet, and she went from a size 16 to a size 9.
In fact, many of the three in five Americans who are overweight can be confident that incorporating soy protein into their diets is a great part of any weight-loss plan. Other recent medical studies show that high-protein meals can help you feel less hungry and feel fuller longer. Eating soy causes your stomach to send "I'm full" messages to your brain.
This is a very important benefit, because between-meal and late-night snacking due to cravings is a major cause of weight gain and failure to follow a diet plan. Soy protein is low in carbs with a low glycemic index, making it compatible with most diet plans and programs. Not only that, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that soy protein can reduce your risk of heart disease.
At the 2000 Experimental Biology conference, a panel of international soy experts recommended 100-160 mg-or the equivalent of up to six servings of soy foods a day-to experience the full benefits of soy isoflavones. Just one Revival Soy shake or bar provides 160 mg of soy isoflavones in one daily serving.
Soy protein from Revival is available in bars, shakes, pasta, baked pasta soy chips and nuts.