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Protein forms the building blocks of the human body. It is in every part of us and the second largest component after water. The benefit goes beyond muscles; protein supports a healthy metabolism and promotes a feeling of fullness for longer. Without it our metabolisms become sluggish, we lack energy, give into our cravings and reach for the wrong foods. But according to Dr Simone Laubscher, PhD, many of us are not getting enough or are filling up on the wrong kind.
One wrong kind that Dr. Laubscher refers to is whey protein powders. Whey protein is the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese.
"When it comes to supplements, most whey protein powders are derived from non-organic cow's milk which contains oestrogen, a predominantly female hormone. Too much of this in the male diet can have adverse effects such as reduced libido and increased abdominal body fat”.
GETTING THE RIGHT PROTEIN
Plant proteins on their own don’t provide us with the full spectrum of essential amino acids, in the past you would need to eat a wider range, and around 25% more to get the same hit as you would from animal proteins. Not always possible for those with demanding lifestyles. That’s why we added all 9 amino acids to Nourishing Protein” Says Dr. Laubchser, PhD.
Normally whey-based protein is used for improving athletic performance, as a food supplement, making it very appealing for men to use. However Jono knows all about the dangers of cheap protein. “I know so many guys out there who are using these cheap whey proteins to bulk up. From the outside everything’s fantastic, they looked ripped. But on the inside it’s causing their body long-term, damaging harm.”
These long-term effects from whey proteins include a reduced libido, increased nausea and fatigue, bloating and increased abdominal body fat.
Jono believes that the key to healthy lifestyle is a mix of healthy eating, quality protein and staying active. “There are no quick fixes or tricks, its just good old hard work”, says Jono.
THE SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein is a vegan protein powder, offering a clean, complete plant-based protein option with all nine essential amino acids like those found in red meat, eggs, chicken and fish. For a natural energy and endurance boost, Nourishing Protein balances blood sugar levels, promotes a health metabolism, reduces sugar and food cravings, feeds muscles and repairs tissues for quicker post-workout recovery. And the kicker? The delicious chocolate taste from the raw Peruvian cacao.
We’ve bundled together the two essentials you’ll need to help you on your wellness journey- find out more.