Protein food (i.e. food rich in protein) is an important part of our every day diet, as it is a critical nutrient used by all the cells of our bodies (Medical Reference 1). Everyday of our lives, the protein in our body is being broken down and remade. The formation requires both essential and nonessential amino acids. Complete proteins are those that provide all of the essential amino acids in high enough concentrations for growth and development. Food that contains high-quality, complete proteins provides the best way to meet our nutritional needs.
Diets that include high-protein food have been shown to be beneficial for weight loss (Medical Reference 2, 3), because such food helps you feel full (Medical References 2, 4, 5). High-protein food diets have also been reported to reduce weight (Medical Reference 6) and improve body composition (Medical Reference 7). Also, protein foods often provide an abundance of nutrients with a small amount of calories, helping us to meet our nutritional needs without overeating.
Protein food is used in many high-quality soy products, including soy pasta, shakes, and bars. Such products are an excellent choice to increase the amount of high-quality, protein food in your diet. Like other protein foods, soy helps you feel full (Medical Reference 8) and is low glycemic (Medical References 9, 10), which helps to control your body weight (Medical References 11-13).
A wide variety of delicious soy products containing protein are available. Among those available are bars, shakes, pasta, soy nuts, and chips. Each of these contains varying amounts of protein food. Revival® soy bars and shakes contain 20 grams of protein per serving. The soy nuts (5 grams of soy protein per serving) and chips (7 grams of soy protein per serving) contain smaller amounts, while the pasta has a total of 14 grams per serving, with 8 grams coming from high-quality sources.
Protein is a staple of soy products, with different foods containing different amounts. Revival gives you a single source for a variety of delicious foods, such as pasta and bars, that are easy to include in your daily diet.
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