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The Health Advantages of Soy Protein Shakes

Updated on March 22, 2010

There are many healthful reasons to add soy protein shakes to your daily diet. If you are trying to lose weight, these shakes can be a great way to get high quality protein while not adding extra fat and calories to your diet. Soy also helps to control insulin, which can actually help your body not store fat in the first place. Better control of your blood sugar also means fewer problems with hunger cravings. It can also help to encourage the loss of fat while encouraging the formation of healthy muscle, which is why athletes and bodybuilders also commonly use the shakes. Soy is a source of L-tyrosine, which can improve the function of the thyroid gland, thereby increasing the fat-burning power of your metabolism. The lecithin in soy can also help rid the body of cellulite.

However, there are also many other healthy benefits that you can reap by drinking soy protein shakes. Because of the high quality protein, most people find that drinking these shakes gives them healthier-looking skin and hair. For women, it can help alleviate menopausal symptoms and can encourage good bone health by helping to protect against osteoporosis.

Adding shakes to your diet is quite easy. In fact, their ease of use is one of the reasons they are such a successful diet aid. There is nothing complicated about preparing these shakes. Many soy shake powders on the market contain not only protein but also a multitude of other healthy nutrients. All it takes to make a shake is to mix a scoop of the protein powder with a glass of water, juice or low fat milk. Many people also enjoy blending the powder with fruit and ice cubes in the blender to create a smoothie, which is a healthful and delicious way to start your day.

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    • thayak profile imageAUTHOR

      thayak 

      8 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thanks for your kind words!

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Very good advice. When I was young I used to use Shaklee Protein shake and just as you said it really did help me to control my weight. So maybe I should go back to what has worked before. Thanks for the reminder. Very good hub.

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