Soya Life Breakfast Porridge Review

WHAT IS SOYA LIFE BREAKFAST PORRIDGE?

  • An instant soya-maize- based porridge/cereal.
  • Low in fat.
  • Fortified with 60% NRV for vitamins and minerals.

INGREDIENTS

  • Precooked maize (55%)
  • Sucrose
  • Soya protein isolate
  • Soya fibre (15%)
  • Powdered fat base (vegetable fat; milk powder)
  • Salt
  • Vitamin and mineral premix

SUGGESTED SERVING SIZE

50g powder = 5 scoops

Mix with water or milk to a desired consistency

SOME INDICATIONS FOR USE

  • Daily breakfast

Mix well with low fat milk to make a delicious breakfast

  • Pre-Sport

Use 45-60min before endurance sport as a source of low GI carbohydrate coupled with protein to provide sustained energy for the sport 

  • Kids , Teens

One important review article (2013) showed that if one is exposed to soy foods early on in life, the beneficial     health effects from soy foods will manifest itself in later life. This is probably as result of gut flora colonizing the intestine during childhood as a result of continuous exposure to soy (which contains prebiotics that “feed” probiotics in the gut), producing long-term health benefits.

  • Use the Soya Life Porridge as a very suitable and easy way to start the day.
  • Suitable for toddlers and kids and teens of all ages
  • Breakfast / easy tasty balanced meal for fussy eaters
  • Hyper-active (ADD and ADHD) kids will benefit from the use of soya at breakfast and snacks, due to its blood-glucose-stabilizing effect (Low GI), resulting in improved concentration levels, general behaviour and sleep patterns.

Kids involved in a lot of sporting activities could use the Soya Life Breakfast porridge before sport, for improved endurance and performance.

  • Teens involved in a lot of sporting activity, such as swimming, rugby, hockey, cricket, dancing, netball and running, will benefit from the use of soya based meals (e.g. Soya Life porridge used early morning before a training session), as a supplement to their school lunch after school before afternoon sport) to ensure sustained energy, endurance and improved performance during the sport. 
  • Women’s Health

  • Cancer prevention, especially breast, gastric and endometrial cancer
  • Prevention of lifestyle diseases
  • May reduce symptoms of menopause, especially hot flushes
  • May improve bone health and reduce incidence of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women
  • Weight management

Use the Soya Life porridge daily for breakfast &/or as a pre-sport instant low GI snack. 

  • Men’s health

  • Cancer prevention, especially prostate and gastric cancer
  • Prevention of lifestyle diseases, especially cardiovascular disease, diabetes.
  • Weight management 
  • Elderly

Many benefits exist for the use of the Soya Life porridge for the elderly; inter alia:

  • Instant cereal  (mix with milk / soya milk / water)
  • Tasty
  • Ideal as a meal or a snack
  • Provides a valuable source of soluble dietary fibre
  • Source of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) with excellent health benefits, especially reduction inflammation (as in arthritis), and benefits for eye health.
  • Vitamin and mineral enriched
  • Helps prevent heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
  • Help lower cholesterol
  • Assists in managing diabetes
  • An easy source of a good quality protein
  • Helps manage colon disorders such as diverticulitis and constipation
  • Offers a good cow’s milk substitute
  • Cheap
  • Easy to prepare
  • Easy to store hygienically 
  • Gluten-/ Wheat intolerance

  • Suitable cereal alternative – where there is wheat / gluten allergy OR coeliac disease
  • Gluten / wheat allergic individuals will benefit from the use of soya products, e.g. Soya Life Porridge, as an alternative to wheat-based grains.
  • In the case of other food allergies, incorporate Soya Life porridge to provide the colon with prebiotics, which help boost the immune system and reduce allergy occurrence / severity
  • Diabetics

  • Soya fibre helps stabilize blood glucose levels
  • Soya products have a low Glycaemic Index, preventing blood glucose fluctuations
  • In addition, an important study conducted proved that a soy rich diet reduces the risk of complications in diabetes, specifically cardiovascular disease and renal disease 
  • Obesity /Overweight

  • The Soya Life porridge is low GI and as such assists in stabilizing and managing blood glucose levels, thus preventing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes.
  • The porridge is filling, and acts as a natural appetite suppressant, preventing one from over-eating at meals.
  • Soya is low in the type of fats that cause visceral fat gain around the abdomen 
  • Colon problems & IBS

  • Soya fibre helps bulk the stool
  • Soluble fibres in the soya enhance colon function
  • Insoluble fibres present also protect the colon
  • Prebiotics provided by the soya enhance probiotic function in the colon, ensuring a stronger colon, and less flatulence and abdominal discomfort 

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN

NutrientUnitTypical nutritional analysis per 50g serving (5 scoops)
Energy kJ800
Protein g7.5
Glycaemic carbohydrate
Of which sugar
g
g
27
8
Total fat
Of which saturated fat
g
g
7.5
0.4
Trans fatsg0
Fibreg2.5
Sodiummg150
Vitamin Amcg300
Vitamin B1mg0.4
Vitamin B2mg0.45
Vitamin B3mg5.3
Vitamin B6mg0.6
Folic acidmcg140
Vitamin B12mcg0.75
Biotinmg7.5
Pantothenic acidmg2.5
Vitamin Cmg30
Vitamin Dmcg5
Vitamin Emg7.5
Calciummg650
Chromiummcg17.5
Coppermg0.25
Iodinemcg75
Ironmg4
l-lysinemg100
Magnesiummg210
Manganesemg1.65
Molybdenummg22.5
Phosphorousmg625
Seleniummcg15
Zinc mg3

These products are all available at Dischems country-wide; are extremely reasonably priced; and offer easy solutions and a means of incorporating soya into daily diets for most people.