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How to Use Soy Protein to Build Muscle for Bodybuilding

Learn how to take soy protein to build muscle from DreamBodies' Tony DiCostanzo in this Howcast bodybuilding diet video.


Soy protein is a good alternative for those who are vegans or vegetarians. Those who shy away from meat products or animal products rather and who need to get extra protein during the day because they just aren't getting enough protein from the incomplete sources.

If you're living the vegetarian or the vegan lifestyle you know most of the sources of protein that you're eating throughout the day in many cases and many instances are incomplete sources of protein.

So, you've got to learn well how to combine them. And then making them into meals can be arduous.

So, for the person who's a vegetarian or vegan it's really good and convenient to have the soy protein on hand. It's a protein that is basically extracted from the soybean.

It comes in many different formulas. They've now got it in a lot of different flavors as well. And it's already devoid of most of the fat so you're getting just the protein itself. And it's a complete source of protein.

So you know you're getting the protein that you need in these servings of soy protein.

The only thing that I would say that you need to be careful of with regard to protein, soy protein is that the way it's processed for one has been a center of controversy with the heat and the pressure processing of it and the aluminum involved in that.

And that's not all manufactures. But you want to look into that and make sure you're using a good source of soy protein.

But also the effects of having higher levels of soy in your system every day can become a problem. There's been studies done saying that it could adversely affect your body's hormonal system and particularly your reproductive organs.

So, you might want to look into that. And if you do use soy protein use it sparingly throughout the day rather than overdoing it.

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