Plant based protein 101

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The plant based food industry has been booming and vegan protein supplements have gained popularity, especially in the plant based community. Vegan protein powders can help those following a plant based diet by filling in any nutritional gaps they may be missing from their diet alone. Not only are vegan protein supplements benefitting those who adopt a plant based lifestyle but they also help provide a more easily digestible option for those who adhere to a meat based diet. It is common for whey protein to cause digestive upset and for this reason a vegan protein can be a very beneficial alternative.

With so many types of protein powders on the market nowadays, how does one go about selecting the right vegan protein powder for them? 

Could you benefit from using a plant based protein powder? 

Ask yourself the following questions:

“Do I  like to workout?”

“Do I eat too little protein for my body, activity level and goals?”

“Do I like to stay active during the day?”

“Am I too busy to cook meals throughout the day, every day?”

If you answered yes to any of those then you absolutely could benefit from supplemental plant based protein.

Benefits of a plant based protein powder

– Can help you hit your protein needs whether you follow a plant based diet or not.

– Can help aid in muscle growth and recovery.

– Can help provide nourishment for people who tend to miss meals during the day. 

Our VePRO protein supplement was formulated to provide the above benefits as well as help provide additional powerful micronutrients in our organic greens blend. It also contains a whopping 20g of protein! Most plant based protein supplements can fall short in the protein department. 

Are plant based protein powders healthy?

Many plant based protein supplements can be a healthy addition to your diet but we do not recommend replacing whole food based meals with just a protein shake. If you are looking to replace a meal with a protein powder supplement we encourage you to make a smoothie with more sustenance. Adding oats, seeds, milks, nut butters, fruits etc can all provide more nourishment to replace a meal. 

While protein powders can be healthy it’s important to remember that they are still processed and should be consumed in moderation. Don’t rely on supplemental protein alone to help you hit your protein needs. Whole foods and chewing your food is important for overall health and digestion. 

Types of plant based protein powders

– Soy

– Pea protein

– Hempseed

– Yellow peas

– Brown rice

– Pumpkin seed

– Quinoa

– Buckwheat

When choosing a protein powder, take your nutritional and digestive needs into consideration. Many protein powder supplements contain artificial sweeteners like sucralose to make them taste good but aren’t beneficial for the gut and digestion. Look for a brand like our VePRO that contains natural sweeteners such as monk fruit and stevia. 

When should protein powder be consumed?

Ultimately, this will come down to personal preferences but we do recommend consuming protein post workout to help aid your muscles in growth and recovery. During your workouts you are breaking down your muscles and they need adequate protein in order to grow and repair optimally. 

If you are someone who needs a protein shake or smoothie to hit your protein needs for the day, feel free to enjoy a smoothie at any time of day, even if you don’t workout that day. 

Ways to incorporate protein powder into your diet

– Add protein powder to pancakes, waffles, muffins and cakes

– Smoothies

– Hot chocolate

– Protein bites

When you purchase any of our supplements you will receive a free recipe ebook download with lots of delicious recipes! 

Plant based protein supplements can be a healthy addition to your diet especially if there are nutritional gaps that need to be supplemented. Be sure to grab a high quality brand like our VePRO that contains important amino acids to help grow and repair muscles as well as contains natural sweeteners. Protein powder can be added into your baking to make eating more protein delicious and easy!

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