Al Rabie Saudi Foods launches health education campaigns

Press release
Published May 29th, 2011 - 12:45 GMT
Al Rabie
Al Rabie

Al Rabie Saudi Foods has announced that it recently organized successful scientific health education seminars in many hospitals to inform and educate healthcare professionals including doctors, health educators and dietitians about soya foods. The information presented in the seminars explained the biological effect of soya foods in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. Soya foods are one of the functional and anti-inflammatory foods that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition due to certain physiologically active components.

Dr. Mona Sanan, Consultant for Health & Nutrition Services at Al Rabie, said: “Soya foods provide excellent nutrition, and soya beans are a good source of folic acid and other B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium & potassium. Soya food is also a good source for fibers. With its unique nutritional composition, soya is a vital component in a balanced and healthy diet.”

The Iso-flavones, complex molecules found in soybeans, have proven to have positive effects that could lead to prevention of coronary heart diseases. The inclusion of 25 grams of soy protein per day in our diet is recommended by FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Moreover, in recent studies soya protein was shown to reduce risk of heart diseases. Soya food contain omega 3, the unsaturated fatty acids that has been proven to aid specifically in cardiovascular health.

Further, soya foods can also help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis that is considered to be a major health problem worldwide with increasing treatment costs. Recent studies have shown that diets high in plant protein tend to reduce bone breakdown and may increase the rate of calcium absorption and bone density. Soya contains the complete plant protein that supports bone formation and minimizes bone loss, thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis

“Obesity is another serious concern’’ & the serious health consequences that obesity causes. The growing evidence shows that overweight & obese persons are more likely to develop health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes.

As food and beverage industry leaders, have an obligation to tackle with the support of the community. In this regard we are committed to continuously offer to the market healthy foods that will help to minimize obesity rate that will further lead with time to reduce risk of diseases related to obesity . However, we must keep in mind the other factors involved, such as lowering our fat intake, eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly. We hope to meet and exceed our consumers’ expectations,” Dr. Sanan concluded.

Al Rabie Saudi Foods Company launched recently in the Saudi market the soya drink ‘’Al Rabie Joya‘’.

Background Information

Al Rabie Saudi Foods

Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd. is one of the largest juice manufacturing companies in the Middle East. Our main objective is to manufacture and provide healthy quality products, which meet the consumer’s needs and aspirations, to maintain our position as pioneers and leaders.

Our commitment to the highest international quality standards in all fields - from production and marketing to management - is the main reason why we hold the top position among our consumers and clients.

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