Soy meat - good and bad, caloric content

April 27, 2018 17:30 | Use Of Products

Soy meat is a useful and natural product, which is indispensable for dietary nutrition. Already five thousand years ago in China, people prepared from soy all kinds of dishes. Meat in this country was a luxury that only noble people allowed themselves.

Over the past years, the art of "gastronomic deception" has been brought to perfection, so today there are so many tasty and useful products from soya on the shelves. Europeans also learned the taste of dietary soy meat only in the 20th century.

Chemical composition

Soy meat for nutritional qualities is not inferior to beef, and in some respects even surpasses it. The main advantage of such a valuable product as soy meat is that it is 50% of the easily digestible vegetable protein. It is also rich in vitamins, it contains vitamins E and D, group B. It is also useful soy meat for the reason that in an ideal ratio contains useful polyunsaturated fatty acids( omega-3, and also omega-6).There are in this meat substitute and important microelements: potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, etc.

Caloric content of soy meat

Nutritious product is often included in numerous diets. In addition, vegetarian can indulge in such a meal. Calorie content of soy meat is 250 kcal per 100 grams of product. Refers to a nutritious dish for products with an average calorie content. Due to its moderate protein content, it is included in the athletes menu. If you include the dish in a diet for weight loss, then you can eat soy meat about 100-120 grams per day.

Benefit and harm of soy meat

It is known that the use of soy meat is that it contains 50-70% of nutritious high-quality protein. It will become in the body a source of amino acids, without which it is impossible to form enzymes, amino acids, and also the growth and restoration of damaged tissues of the body.

If you periodically include soy meat in your diet, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis. Also, a ready-made dish helps to fight obesity.

Lecithin and choline, contained in the product, support the nervous system of the body, stimulate the activity of the brain. They also help increase the speed of reaction, improve memory and thinking processes.

It is also important to know that soy meat contains valuable substances - phytic acids. And they are able to slow down the multiplication of tumor cells.

Contraindications to soy meat

Despite the obvious benefits, soy meat is also capable of harming the body.

  • It is not recommended to use the product for pregnant women and nursing mothers.
  • Excessive consumption of the product can stop the growth of children and adolescents, disrupt the function of the pancreas.
  • When liver and kidney disease is also better to give up the dish.
  • Because it contains many oxalates, soy meat can provoke the formation of kidney stones.
  • Allergic reactions to the product are possible, they are manifested by urticaria, rashes, diarrhea, pains and bloating.

Recipe for making beef stroganoff from soy meat

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