Many are not aware of the greater benefits that you can gain from switching to a complete, whole plant-based protein source
Even if you’re not a bodybuilder, an elite athlete, or a sports model, you can certainly benefit from adding a protein powder to your diet.
Without sufficient protein, our bodies can’t function properly, as this macronutrient is responsible for the normal growth and maintenance of body tissues.
Any fitness-minded person will know that sufficient protein intake helps us build strong, lean and toned bodies. However, protein is not only helpful in sculpting sexy muscles - it’s also essential to the health of our brain, nervous system, digestive system and much, much more.
That said, there is still a lot of confusion and misinformation being dished out regarding protein, particularly in the fitness industry.
If you’ve ever had a personal trainer or sports coach, it’s very likely that you’ve been urged to supplement with a whey protein isolate. At a glance, this advice seems reasonable… whey protein is inexpensive, available everywhere and is a great source of protein.
However, often times these same experts are not aware of the greater benefits that you can gain from switching to a complete, whole plant-based protein source that in turn, can help provide much greater health benefits.
These 7 reasons should help set the record straight for all you fit, health-conscious, and earth-loving individuals today!
1. Plant Protein is Allergen-Friendly and Easy to Digest
Plant-based proteins can be a better option for those who experience bloating and gas from their current animal-based protein such as whey.
Lactose (milk sugar) in whey protein, can in many people, cause side effects of flatulence and painful bloating due to food sensitivities.
Poor digestion is one of the most common side effect of lactose intolerance, while it might also manifest as skin problems (acne, eczema), headaches, and a lack of energy (not ideal when you’re working out...).
In contrast, plant-based protein powders are hypoallergenic and have fantastic bioavailability - this is because they are generally easily digested, absorbed, assimilated and eliminated.
Better absorption means your intake of protein will be greater and in doing so will help with the growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass.
2. Plant-based proteins are a healthy option
As mentioned earlier plant-based proteins are an allergen-friendly option that has great bioavailability (in other words the ability of the protein to be digested and take an active effect).
By switching to a plant-based protein, you get a great source of healthy protein that assimilates well with your body, is nutrient-dense and in the case of our Lean Proteins, is low in carbohydrates, low in sugar, and low in saturated fat.
3. Plant-based protein powders are very effective
Both pea and brown rice protein have shown to be very effective in helping tone and build lean muscle as well as being necessary for tissue building and repair.
What’s more, by purchasing a plant-protein you’re getting a nutrient-dense whole protein option full of fibre, vitamins and minerals, that’ll allow you to Conquer The Day The Healthy Way!
There is a growing number of elite athletes who have discovered the power of plant protein and have made the switch, not only with their protein powders, but with their entire diet. Here are 5 plant-powered women you should follow on social media if you’re looking for inspiration.
Plant-based nutrition is starting to be taken more seriously as one of the key foundations to those that want to achieve their full fitness potential and live long, healthy lives.
4. Plant protein tastes better - naturally!
We all know by now that artificial sweeteners and additives have a bad reputation. Many companies choose to put these artificial sweeteners and additives into their protein powders as they are a cheap way of making their protein taste better than their competitors!
It’s incredibly important to know what is exactly going into your protein powder. Is it natural? and is it healthy? are two key questions you should be asking.
At Tropeaka we use high quality natural ingredients to flavour our proteins, like raw, organic cacao powder and natural vanilla bean. All our products are designed naturally for your body and contain nothing artificial!
5. Cut out the middle moo
The great news is Tropeaka’s Lean Protein is a complete protein, sourced from 3 plant-based proteins (pea, brown rice and sacha inchi).
It’s perfectly balanced, with a full amino acid profile, providing what’s necessary for tissue building and repair, while also providing a powerful approach to muscle recovery.
This full amino-acid profile means you’re getting all the building blocks that go together to form protein.
When it comes to these amino acids, it’s only plants that can produce the essential amino acids, that both humans and animals are unable to produce.
Like us, animals don’t make these essential amino acids - they get them from the plants they eat. The complete amino acid profile found in animal-based protein powders is a result of the plants consumed by farm animals.
Tropeaka’s Lean Proteins, provide you with a full-range of essential and non-essential amino acids! By cutting out the middle moo, you’re getting all the essential amino acids first-hand.
To learn more about the protein power of plants, check out this video from NutritionFacts.Org
6. You are what you eat
Tropeaka’s Lean Proteins are nourishing whole protein powders, which contains bioavailable protein sources from golden yellow peas, sprouted activated brown rice and the once-hidden secret of the Amazon, Sacha Inchi, a wholefood protein full of minerals, omega 3,6, 9 and fibre, that has been used by indigenous Peruvian communities for centuries for staying healthy.
If we are what we eat, I know what I’d rather put in my workout shakes and smoothies
7. It’s 2017 – poor protein is out and plant protein is in!
Artificially sweetened, fart inducing, nutrient-lacking proteins are soooo last season.
If you’re yet to make the switch to a plant-based protein powder, there has never been a better time than now.
Your body will thank you in how you feel and perform. So, go ahead and smash through your fitness goals with Tropeaka Proteins!