Good Nutrition Creates Health In All Areas of Our Lives
The importance of protein to balanced health is often underestimated. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, a lack of protein can lead to muscle loss, decreased immunity, heart problems and respiratory issues. Choosing a diet rich in plant protein or protein derived form grain legumes yields an extra bonus, eliminating the risks associated with saturated fats found in animal protein.
Animal Protein vs Plant Protein Sources
A 6-ounce broiled porterhouse steak is a great source of complete protein - about 40 grams worth. But it also delivers about 38 grams of fat, 14 of them saturated. That's more than 60 percent of the recommended daily intake for saturated fat. The same amount of salmon gives you 34 grams of protein and 18 grams of fat, 4 of them saturated. A cup of cooked lentils has 18 grams of protein, but under 1 gram of fat, providing a much higher protein to fat ratio.
What is HYPOALLERGENIC
VPro Raw Plant Proteins hypoallergenic. This means it will not irritate the stomach and is easier to digest than other sources of protein. People with gastrointestinal ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, or who are lactose intolerant may find it difficult to digest meat, dairy, and other sources of protein. Plant proteins are a safe and healthy alternative.
Rice protein is high in the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, but low in lysine. Pea protein, on the other hand, is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine. The combination of rice and pea protein offer a superior amino acid profile that is comparable to dairy or egg proteins, but without the cholesterol and potential for allergies and intestinal issues that some have with other proteins.
Peas are not only high in protein (approximately 90%) but are highly digestible, allowing for higher absorbability. Pea protein delivers large volumes of the necessary branched-chain amino acids: isoleuicne and valine, in addition to arginine, lysine, and others.
Artichokes are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories while having low calories, low fat, and no cholesterol. It's natural properties help the body get rid of toxins and assist the liver in its vital operations, which also aids in lowering cholesterol.
Amaranth is a gluten-free grain and a source of complete protein - it contain all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in most grains. Amaranth has a rich history dating back 8,000 years, when it was first cultivated in Mesoamerica. The ancient Aztecs relied on amaranth as a food staple and used it in religious rituals, earning it the names "Super Grain of the Aztecs" and "Golden Grain of the Gods."
Add one scoop to 10-12 oz of chilled water in a shaker cup or blender and mix thoroughly. Take 1-3 shakes daily or as your desired protein intake requires.
Take first shake in the morning, second mid day or before you workout, and the third post-workout or as an evening snack. Shake can be used in-between meals as a snack or to aid in keeping amino acid levels up during dieting.