So how good is soy actually? / What has he done for you lately?
Soy is one of the key ingredients of our Plenny Shakes. But why do we actually use soy? Did some wiseguy soybean sneak into our headquarters to hold us at gunpoint until we finally caved and agreed to use soy in our product? Well, yes. But that was later all cleared up with the police, and it’s not the reason why our Plenny Shakes contain soy.
The truth is: soy-based food is much better for the world than animal source food (ASF). Also, it’s ridiculously healthy. For decades, food technologists have been calling soy ‘holy shit dude’, which is Latin for ‘an extremely wholesome nutrient full of healthy fats, proteins and fibers, and an excellent substitute for animal source foods.’
It’s true. Would we lie to you?
Will eating soy give me (man)boobs?
Wow, chill. Where does question this even come from? We’ve barely explained what soy is. But apparently this is a very pressing question for many of you, so let’s get into it.
First, the science. Soy contains isoflavones, which have a molecular structure resembling that of estrogen—the hormone that causes typically female characteristics such as the development of breasts. Ooh, the B-word. Scary.
Fear not! According to a study published by nutritional scientist Trudy Voortman and her colleagues from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, there’s no scientific reason to be afraid of extreme hormonal activity or imbalance as a side effect of consuming soy. THANK GOD! As it turns out, isoflavones are actually good for you.
Isoflavones have an immensely positive effect on your how your body consumes and uses protein, all the way down to your blood vessels and cells. This information comes from the highly reliable sounding book Sustainable Protein Sources by the highly reliable sounding Sudarshan Nadathur, Janitha P.D. Wanasundara, and Laurie Scanlin.
Voortman also cited studies that show that the isoflavones in soy can even help lower the risk of prostate cancer for men. And not getting prostate cancer is a hell of a lot better than having to shop for a bra.
But wait, there’s more!
Soy is water saving AF.
Eating a 100g soy burger instead of a 100g hamburger saves a whopping 1,327 litres of water. That’s about the equivalent of showering fifteen times. That comes in really handy when, for example, you've hooked up with someone who turns out to be family. Um, not saying that it’s happened to us, of course. Next topic!
The ratio between crops and livestock on earth.
Crops account for 12% of the earth's surface. 75% of these crops are used for animal feed. So instead of using crops for food, we feed them to livestock such as cows. And in no time at all, the livestock shit out those crops and end up as our food.
Livestock such as cattle occupy 26% of the earth's surface, and are actually the main cause of deforestation. Their ruthless methane farts are also destructive to the ozone layer, which is pretty much the only thing that keeps the sun from turning us into human barbecue.
Basically, we’re cutting down huge parts of the world’s forest to make room for deadly farting cows that also consume 75% of our crops.
This is… not very sensible. And that’s an understatement.
So what’s the correlation between soy and this wrecking ball of a summary, you ask?
At the moment, 98% of all produced soy goes to feeding livestock.
The messed up thing is, 98% of all produced soy currently goes to feeding livestock! And let's be honest, those cows don’t even appreciate how great soy actually is. If you take a moment to look into their eyes, you can see those cows judging us. ‘Your food consumption system is inferior,’ their eyes are saying. Really, just try.
So by consuming soy instead of animal source food, everybody gets more for less. Your body. The planet. And humanity in general. Soy will save the world. You can quote us on that.
Soy is one of the most important ingredients of Plenny Shake Vegan, Jimmy Joy's 100% plant-powered meal shake. You'll also find it find it in all our other Plenny Shakes. If you’re wondering if this maybe is a sponsored article: no, it’s not. This is our website, and we can do what we want, bra. Try to keep up. Having trouble keeping up? Try Plenny Shake Wake Up, our breakfast shake with a nice shot of 200mg caffeine! What an amazing product, order it now!