Plant-Based Protein Ingredients and benefits
All you need to know about the 4 ingredients that fuel your smoothies
All protein is initially made by plants. Only plants have the ability to take nitrogen from the air, break those molecules apart and incorporate that nitrogen into amino acids in order to make protein. Any protein you get from an animal is recycled plant protein.
All of the ingredients included in our Plant-Based Protein have been selected because of their unique benefits to your body. It is 100% dairy free, GMO-free and gluten-free too. After years of research into the power of nutrition, we've finally got it right:
• Rice - Brown rice provides plenty of protein and fibre whilst being gentle on the digestive system and kind to those with allergies. It is a whole grain that is relatively low in calories (216 calories per cup), high in fiber, gluten-free and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes.
• Sacha Inchi - Highly valued by Ancient civilizations, quinoa is rich in protein, fibre, calcium and B vitamins. This grain-like contain a good amount of tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Serotonin is a feel-good hormone and neurotransmitter that helps us deal with stress and feel calm and happy. Higher serotonin levels, thanks to the tryptophan, also regulate appetite so we don’t get cravings, overeat, or snack more than we need to.
• Yellow Pea - These little veggies are a high fibre, low calorie, nutrient-dense superfood. In fact, yellow peas contain all of the essential amino acids our body needs including Lysine, Arginine, Glutamine, Leucine, Isoleucine & Valine.
• Hemp - This is an excellent source of protein, and it's one of the only foods to contain all the 21 known amino acids. This makes it one of the most easily digestible proteins available in the world.
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