What’s going on, my health conscious people! How has the new year been treating you so far? Are you still on track with the health and fitness goals that you put in place for the year? How’s your protein intake? Is it enough? Specifically, are you getting enough to supplement you through your weight gain/loss journey? Well, if you’re not quite sure, you’ve come to the right place, because…
This month we will:
- Provide Tips on Choosing A Plant-Based Protein Supplement
- Give You a Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipe for the Weekend
- Introduce Our NEW! Nelnutrition Photo of the Month
Choosing A Plant-Based Protein Supplement
Did you know that the average person needs approximately 55 to 60 grams of protein per day? —Those who are on a weight loss/gain journey require even more. How about the fact that there are 20 amino acids that make up the protein found in our body, nine of which, can only be obtained through our diet and supplements? So that leaves the questions— Which protein supplements can I add to my diet, if I am not getting enough? Is plant protein good enough? Is one better than or just as good as the other? These are some very valid questions, especially if you have considered transitioning to a plant-based diet. Not to mention, with the rise in demand for more plant-based options, it’s only right to talk about plant-based products, to include protein supplements.
Before we delve into plant-based protein supplements, here are
A few key things to keep in mind:
- First, consider adding more natural sources of protein into your diet before you supplement. Dietary supplements can be helpful. However, not as a replacement for a good diet, but as insurance.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently does not regulate protein powders, so avoid products or brands that contain arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals. If you suspect heavy metals in the the ingredients or are unsure, you can always request the heavy metal testing reports from the manufacture.
- Be sure to purchase your protein powder from a reputable company.
- Look out for ingredients that you may be allergic to.
- Avoid ingredients like casein, gluten, artificial sweeteners, Dextrins/Maltodextrin, and skim milk powders.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s list out some types of
Plant-Based Protein Powders/Supplements:
- Pea Protein– Great source of iron, and aids muscle growth and recovery
- Brown Rice– Fast absorption and promotes weight loss
- Pumpkin Seed– Anti-inflammatory properties and rich in zinc and magnesium
- Hemp Seed– Rich in fiber and healthy fatty acids (omega-3s and omega-6s)
Need a breakfast recipe for the weekend?
Try our Banana Walnut Pancakes and add your favorite plant-based protein! 😋
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