On 14th June 2022 The Fuji Foundation for Protein Research, the Alpro Foundation and MyNutriWeb held an online Symposium on the Topic of “ Why consider soya alternatives to dairy and meat: building a healthy sustainable diet”
A group of world-leading experts shared the latest research insights on the above topic and the following is a summary of the findings.
There is consensus that the adoption of more plant-based eating is key to healthy and
more sustainable dietary patterns.
- Studies have shown advantages from the use of soya as a plant protein alternative to
meat and dairy for a range of environmental impacts.
- Soya intake has also demonstrated a range of health benefits including reductions in
cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated risk factors such as dyslipidaemia. Soya
intake has also been associated with reduced risk of some cancers and alleviation of
- Provided energy requirement are met, soya protein is as effective as animal protein for
promoting muscle strength and function in older adults.
- ẞ-conglycinin, a storage protein found in soya, has a range of physiological roles in the
body and has been identified as key to a number of the health benefits attributed to
soya food consumption involving lipid metabolism and carbohydrate metabolism.
- The effective dose of one to two daily servings of soya foods can be practically and
palatably incorporated into the diet as an alternative to animal foods such as meat and
The full proceedings can be downloaded here