Designed to help challenge the country's growing obesity epidemic, the USDA's MyPyramid replaces the former Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992 and incorporates recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPyramid advocates a diet that is low in saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol and provides lean sources of protein, along with vegetables and whole grains. "Soy protein-containing foods and beverages can help Americans design a daily diet that meets these goals," says Greg Paul, Ph.D., director of health and nutrition for The Solae Company. "Soy protein, unlike other sources of protein, is not only low in fat, but is also cholesterol-free. Scientific research also indicates that protein provides greater satiety--the feeling of being full--than fat or carbohydrates, which can certainly aid in weight management issues."
June 1, 2005