In recent years, the popularity of plant protein powders has increased considerably and that is great news for the environment. They can be convenient, allergen-free and delicious.
However, not many know about the various health benefits that can be delivered by different plant protein sources.
We put together a guide that details a few must-know criteria when considering to purchase plant protein powder.
1. Who is plant protein powder for?
While athletes have been historically relying on protein supplementation, there is still a lot of confusion around how plant protein can help the general public. In reality, choosing a nutrient-dense protein powder can enhance everyone’s lifestyle regardless of their age or fitness goals.
An adequate daily intake of protein contributes to the maintenance and development of muscle mass. This plays an important role in improving metabolic health, bone strength, illness recovery and tonus.
2. The additional benefits of high-quality plant protein powder
Besides having high protein content, plant protein powders contain phytonutrients, fibre and antioxidants, which help to promote brain and body health of vegans and non-vegans alike.
Several plant protein sources such as hemp, pea and soy are superior as they contain all nine amino acids essential to hormone synthesis, muscle growth and immune function.
Hemp protein is a unique nutrient powerhouse. Consuming cold-processed hemp protein will provide your body with omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids to reduce inflammation, fibre to improve digestion, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese to energise and strengthen the body.
3. Can you enhance the nutritional value of your protein powder without relying on chemicals?
The best way to naturally get the most out of your protein powder is by introducing superfoods into your daily diet.
Cacao is rich in zinc, magnesium and copper that energise your body and mind to help you feel motivated.
Maca is an adaptogenic superfood to contribute to overall wellbeing, balance stress hormones and boost energy.
Acai is rich in vitamin A to support your immune system so that you can always be ready to live your most active lifestyle.
Baobab is a rich source of vitamin C to boost your immune system, improve energy metabolism and prevent oxidative stress that can occur post-workout.
To support an active lifestyle, our new range of great tasting Organic Superprotein Blends contain cold-pressed hemp protein powder, delivering 15g of protein plus a wide array of additional nutrients with every serve.