Is Veggie Protein for Everyone?
Carnivores and Vegetarians alike have goals to lose weight, to pack on muscle, or to get toned. Others just strive to be the healthiest individuals possible. So where does Veggie Protein fit into your fitness goals, and is it right for you?
No matter what your goal, protein plays a vital role in your progression and overall health. I’m sure we have all heard at some point that “protein is the building block of muscle” – meaning that without sufficient protein your body cannot build muscle. Anytime someone brings up the word protein I’m sure these foods first come to mind: chicken, fish, turkey, steak, eggs and milk. Vegetables are not often associated with protein. But lately you may have seen more and more veggie and vegan protein powders popping up on the market. Vegetarians, vegans, those with lactose intolerance, and anyone seeking an alternative protein source can now have sufficient resources to meet their protein needs.
Most popular protein powders such as whey and casein are derived from animal byproducts meaning they are milk based. Veggie proteins usually consist of a combination of pea, rice, and hemp proteins. Most contain flax seeds, have antioxidants, and are loaded with fiber and healthy omega 3-6-9′s. Even those who consume animal based proteins supplements benefit from giving veggie protein powders a try due to their easy digestibility. Studies have shown that pea protein is one of the most digestible forms of protein. It should also be known that both rice and hemp proteins contain all essential amino acids and are known as a complete protein. Rice protein is known to cause fewer allergic reactions than most other types of proteins, meaning that a veggie protein powder would be beneficial to anyone looking to meet their protein quota.
All Star Health has an abundance of vegetarian and vegan protein powders. Our newest addition to the veggie protein family has been MRM Veggie Protein – 100% All Natural which comes in chocolate and vanilla. It’s 100% natural made without artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or flavors, and offers antioxidant protection from over 7 fruits and vegetables. Feel free to give it a try and let us know what you think, we love to hear feedback.
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