Many are not aware of the greater benefits that you can gain from switching to a complete, whole plant-based protein source.
ven 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 because this macronutrient is responsible for the healthy growth and maintenance of our 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 - but 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 is inexpensive, available everywhere, and is an excellent source of protein.
However, these industry experts are rarely aware of the more significant health benefits we can experience by switching to a plant-based protein source.
These 7 reasons should help set the record straight for all you fit, health-conscious, and earth-loving individuals today!
Plant Protein is allergy safe and comfortable to digest
Plant-based proteins can be a better option for those who experience bloating and gas from their current whey protein powder. This is mainly because of lactose, a milk sugar found in whey protein that can cause side effects of flatulence and painful bloating in many people with food sensitivities.
Poor digestion is one of the most common side effects of lactose intolerance, but it can also manifest as skin problems like acne and eczema, headaches, and a lack of energy -which is not ideal when you're working out.
In contrast, plant-based protein powders are hypoallergenic and have fantastic bioavailability. This means they are easily digested, absorbed, assimilated and eliminated. Better absorption means your intake of protein will be higher, and in doing so will help with the growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass.
Plant-based proteins are a healthy option
As mentioned above, plant-based proteins are an allergen-friendly option that has great bioavailability. In other words, plant-based protein is easily digested and effectively used in the body.
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 Protein range, is low in carbohydrates, low in sugar, and low in saturated fat.
There is a growing number of elite athletes who have discovered the power of plant protein and have made the switch
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 through supporting tissue rebuilding and repair.
When you supplement with plant-based protein powder, you’re getting a nutrient-dense, complete protein option that’s full of fibre, vitamins and minerals, making it so easy for 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 now gaining recognition as one of the key foundations for achieving your highest fitness potential and living a long, healthy life.
Plant protein tastes better - naturally!
We all know that artificial sweeteners and additives are bad news; Many companies choose to put these artificial sweeteners and additives into their protein powders as a cheap way of making their protein taste better than their competitor's product!
It’s incredibly important to know what exactly is going into your protein powder. Is it natural? Is it beneficial to my health? These are two key questions you should be asking with every nutritional supplement choose to you invest in.
At Tropeaka, we use high-quality natural ingredients to flavour our proteins, including raw organic cacao powder and natural vanilla bean. All our products are designed to support your body's natural processes, so naturally, they contain nothing artificial!
Cut out the middle moo
Our 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 to provide what’s necessary for tissue building and repair, while nourishing your body through a speedy muscle recovery process. This full amino-acid profile means you’re getting all the building blocks that come together to form protein within the body.
The human body can not produce these essential amino acids on its own, so our health depends on us consuming foods that are rich in these protein building blocks. 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 Lean Protein provides 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 about the protein-combining myth.
If we are what we eat, I know what I’d rather put in my pre-workout shakes and post-workout smoothies!
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.
It's 2019 – poor protein is out, and plant protein is in!
Tropeaka's Lean Protein and Pump Protein are nourishing and complete protein sources, which contain bioavailable protein from golden yellow peas and sprouted activated brown rice, as well as the once-hidden secret of the Amazon, Sacha Inchi. This whole food protein source is full of minerals, fibre, omegas 3,6, and 9, and has kept indigenous Peruvian communities healthy for centuries.