Soya Life Premium Porridge Review

WHAT IS SOYA LIFE PREMIUM PORRIDGE?

  • An instant soya-maize- based porridge/cereal.
  • Medium fat; and high in fibre.
  • 60% NRV for vitamins and minerals.

INGREDIENTS

  • Precooked full fat soya powder
  • Soya fibre
  • Extruded maize meal
  • Soya protein isolate
  • Sugar
  • 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

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN

NutrientUnitTypical nutritional analysis per 50g serving (5 scoops)
Energy kJ755
Protein g8
Glycaemic carbohydrate
Of which sugar
g
g
33
8
Total fat
Of which saturated fat
g
g
8
0.4
Trans fatsg0
Fibreg5.1
Sodiummg196
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

SOME INDICATIONS FOR USE

Immune compromised patients

  • Patients with HIV Aids struggling to eat due to reduced appetite;
  • Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment;
  • Post operatively
  • Burn patients
  • TB patients

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
  • The vitamin and mineral content will assist in port – event recovery

 Elderly

Many benefits exist for the use of the Soya Life Premium 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
  • A good source of high biological value protein, essential to prevent muscle wasting.
  • 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

 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

 Underweight

  • In cases where there is weight loss due to malnutrition / illness / stress / immobility, the Premium Porridge is an excellent option for a meal or snack. Due to its high protein, higher fat and high vitamin and mineral content – in an easy-to-make format, makes this ideal for individuals who are struggling to find easy, cost effective options to gain weight.
  • The taste is bland enough, yet still tasty for it to be appropriate for patients with a reduced appetite.
  • The porridge can be served with full cream milk, and topped with fruit to make this an energy dense, nutrient-rich meal.
  • Vitamin B complex vitamins do help to stimulate appetite. This Premium Porridge has a high dose of all the B-complex vitamins, and as such should be eaten at least twice a day to assist with weight gain.

Hospital Nutrition

  • This cost effective, instant porridge is an ideal item on hospital menus.
  • Surgical patients should use this as recovery time will be speeded up.
  • Renal and Liver patients will benefit from the ideal nutrient profiles.
  • Children will manage this Premium Porridge, and experience improved recovery time on relatively small ( ½ portions) due to its good protein, vitamin and mineral values, and very acceptable taste.

Chronic kidney disease

  • This is an ideal product for CKD and CKF patients, due to its fermentable fibre content, proven to reduce levels of urea and creatinine, and thus inflammation.
  • The HBV protein, and high fat and carbohydrate content make it very suitable in protein-restricted diets.
  • High levels of urea cause nausea and reduced appetite. This pleasant tasting porridge is usually accepted by those with reduced appetites.

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.