Dr Simone Laubscher PhD explains why not all proteins are the same, and why working a plant-based option into your daily diet can see your health soar.
Modern living and an unbalanced diet means we often supplement protein intake with energy sources like caffeine, sugar, carbohydrates or saturated fats. Instead, I would recommend a plant-based protein supplement.
With the current pressures of social distancing, it is important to get your protein ratios right. Protein is key at keeping your blood sugar levels balanced, therefore protecting you against sugar and alcohol cravings, afternoon slumps and mood imbalances.
Unlike fat, protein is not stored and must be consumed regularly for optimal body function - we have to eat it! It’s recommended that 10-20% of our daily intake should come from protein. 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; it is essential for tissue repair and growth, supports a healthy metabolism and promotes feeling full for longer. Without it, our metabolism becomes sluggish; we lack energy, give into our cravings and reach for the wrong foods.
Many protein powders are made from whey, which is a by-product of dairy production and contains lactose. Lactose can be hard to digest and is the sugar component of milk, which is why many whey protein powders can leave you feeling bloated and full of gas.
Plant protein sources such as sprouted brown rice and pea, which are used in WelleCo’s Nourishing Protein have improved utilisation and uptake into the cells and muscles than whey because plant proteins generally absorb better and more easily than any product derived from dairy foods. Additionally, dairy contains lactose which is harder for humans to digest.
In fact, the Nourishing Protein was born out of Elle's personal need having moved to Miami and finding it difficult to find good, clean, organic protein. With Elle being a client of mine for all these years, I can confirm that she uses Nourishing Protein most days to help her feel strong and well. Discover all the ways WelleCo’s Nourishing Protein formula can help support your health.