Soya foods and drinks can play an important role in a healthy balanced diet; they provide high quality protein, a healthy fat profile (lower saturated fats and higher in unsaturated fats), and some can contribute to fibre. Additionally, soya foods and drinks are more sustainable than meat and dairy.
Soya food and drinks can play an important role as part of a healthy balanced diet: several food-based dietary guidelines recognise the important contribution of plant food sources of protein such as soya to a sustainable and healthy, balanced diet.
Soya beans and foods made from them have a beneficial nutrition profile. Soya beans are low in saturated fats, provide essential unsaturated fatty acids, are a source of high quality protein and fibre and provide an array of vitamins and minerals as well as being the main dietary source of isoflavones. Clinical research has consistently demonstrated that the inclusion of 1-2 daily servings of soya foods, as part of a healthy balanced diet, to be association improved health outcomes. The most popular soya foods in the UK are alternatives to milk and yogurt as well as desserts and custard which Alpro is the leading manufacturer. The majority of Alpro’s soya range is low in saturated fat, provide a good level of unsaturated fats, and are a good source of high quality protein, vitamins B2, B12, and D as well as providing calcium at the same level and similar bioavailability as that found in dairy.
|Alpro Soya alternatives to milk and yogurts and desserts and custard|
|• Naturally low in saturated fats|
• Source of high quality protein
• Source of calcium and vitamins B12 and D.
• All soya drinks and flavoured yogurt alternatives are also fortified with vitamin B2.
• All plain soya drinks and plain yogurts are low in sugars or unsweetened.
• Alpro Soya Original Drink is also fortified with Iodine.