October 1, 2022
Becky Larson | Director Marketing Communications
We got a dietitian’s take on animal protein compared to soy protein. As the world shifts away from animal protein and continues to look for alternative versions of protein, the use of soy will become more prevalent than it already is. There are myths about soy-based products, and it can be confusing to comb through research when picking the best alternative protein for you, your family, and your lifestyle.
That’s why we went straight to the source, Hungry Planet Affiliate and Registered Dietitian, Alex Caspero, to get a better understanding of just how nutritious and versatile soy actually is.
Why is Soy Misunderstood?
“Soy is one of the most misunderstood foods I think in a lot of the general public, but it is not misunderstood in the scientific community,” said Caspero. “Soy is one of the most well-studied foods over the past decades and we have hundreds and hundreds of good, high-quality, human randomized controlled trials and also observational trials that continue to sort of talk about the benefits of soy as not only helpful when it comes to heart health but also chronic diseases like type II diabetes, and certain cancers.”