7 REASONS WHY NOT USING PROTEIN POWDER IS NOT AN OPTION FOR NO ONE
A new range of proteins powder has landed at Okami Bio and we are very proud of that.
1. PROTEINS (AMINO ACIDS) ARE THE BUIDLING BLOCKS OF LIFE:
Protein is what builds up our whole body. And we are not only talking about muscle mass. EVERYTHING the body has to build up new requires proteins or amino acids, which are the molecules proteins are made. This can be everything from head to toe, like hair, nails, hormones, skin and of course muscles.
Vegan people may find it hard to get enough protein at times. There are a lot of vegan protein sources but if you don’t want to rely on soy because of it’s not so healthy aspects you may get in trouble with your daily protein requirements.
3. WEIGHT LOSS & TONING:
Protein is without a doubt the most important macronutrient for people who are concerned about their shape and who want to be more toned. No matter if you want losing a few pounds or getting ripped, protein is your go-to macronutrient.
4. BOOSTS METABOLISM:
You are neither vegan nor an athlete, you just love good food and eating? Well, eating a fair amount of protein can actually let you eat a bit more without being worried about your weight. The reason for that is that protein boosts our metabolism, which means that the body burns more calories whe digesting protein than he does with fat and carbs.
Pregnant women also have higher requirements of protein, especially in the last trimester, where the baby grows a lot. Sometimes it’s difficult to eat big portions, especially in late pregnancy because the baby puts a lot of pressure on the stomach. A natural and “chemical free” protein powder is an amazing way to get in some protein here.
6. OLDER PEOPLE:
As we are getting older, our muscle mass automatically decreases. This process already starts with 30 years and you are losing as much as 3% to 5% per decade. That’s not only about you, but if you want to do something good for you grandparent’s health get them some tasty protein powders to help them staying strong and active for a longer time.
What are your kid’s favorite meals? Spaghettis with tomato sauce? French fries with ketchup? Chocolate? What do they all have in common? Exactly. Zero protein or at least a very tiny amount. Whereas protein is super important for those little guys who are growing and developing, busy building up new cells and tissue day in and day out. Adding healthy and tasty protein to their morning drink is a perfect way to get in some protein they wouldn’t get otherwise.
How much protein should we eat and how much do we actually get on the average:
The amount of protein everyone should take depend on their very individual need and goals.
-Many fitness experts are recommending between 1,2 – 2 g of protein per kg bodyweight.
This would mean for a person who weighs 80kg between 96 g and 160 g of protein per kg body weight per day.
-The reference intake set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is 0.83 g of protein per kg of body weightper day which would be for the same person as above 66,4 g of protein per day.
These amounts are not easy to obtain. Check a few days of your diet with a diet tracker. Are you getting enough protein?
How much protein do vegan protein sources provide?
– 25g Seitan: the richest (soy-free) protein source for vegans is Seitan with 25g of protein per serving size (100g)
– 14-18g Beans and Legumes: one serving size of almost all kinds of beans or legumes have about 14-18g of protein
– 6g Nuts: one serving size of mixed nuts (30g) about 6g of protein
Taking into consideration that you would eat one of these high protein sources for every meal you’d still only get about 52g of protein per day. 1 scoop of a vegan protein powder provides you with about 20-25 g of protein which makes it a lot easier to reach your daily goals.
Which protein to choose:
Many protein powders have ingredient lists that could fill books. You should always aim to choose a clean product with very few and all above with natural ingredients. The taste givers should be natural products like cacao, coffee or coconut for instance.
“Pea protein is an excellent protein source because it is a complete protein, which means it consists of all 9 essential amino acids.”