08 Mar The Pea Protein Power (Benefits and Nutrition)
For those who are allergic to milk products or those who cannot tolerate animal-based supplements, an animal-free protein powder would be an ideal alternative. This means vegans too have a protein option that would especially cater to their protein needs.
Introducing pea protein powder.
Among vegan proteins, pea protein is considered to be the most Earth-friendly as the peas are produced and harvested sans using nitrogen-rich fertilizers, which are known pollutants of the environment. This alternative source of dietary protein aids in filling protein needs.
Natural protein powder is made from field peas. This kind of pea is dry and are the ones used to make split pea soup. Coming in yellow and green varieties, field peas contain 20-25% protein compared to sweet peas, which only have 5-6%.
Here are some advantages/benefits of pea protein powder:
It is gluten free
For people who have gluten intolerance or those who just prefer not having it for whatever reason, organic vegan protein powder is a good option. Gluten is wheat protein that some manufacturers add to their protein powder products. Gluten-free, each scoop is packed with protein ideal for healthy, muscle building.
It keeps you feeling satiated
Several studies reveal that pea protein powder intake enables the release of hormones in the body that keep you feeling satiated or full in between meals, thus, making it a great meal replacement for those who wish to lose weight.
It contains less carbohydrates
With only 2 grams of carbohydrates for every scoop, protein whey powder makes a good low-carb diet partner. Consequently, because it has less carbohydrate, it limits blood sugar build-up that carbs do.
It is rich in protein
As mentioned above, organic pea protein powder has more protein per scoop, unlike many plant-based products. At 25 grams of protein for every scoop, it has the same amount of protein found in high-quality whey protein powder!
It contains high Lysine
Lysine is the precursor of carnitine, a molecule which is responsible for converting fatty acids into energy; it also helps lower cholesterol. This molecule also helps absorb calcium and plays an important role in collagen formation. Lysine supports the growth and development of children whilst maintaining a healthy immune system.
The body though cannot make Lysine, thus, it is consumed through our diet. Pea protein powder has high Lysine content to prevent insufficient Lysine in the body, which may cause dizziness, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, and slow growth among others.
The estimated average requirement for lysine for a 70kg human ranges between 800-3000mg/day.
It has 30% iron content
Iron is required in the transportation of oxygen throughout our body. It is an integral part of human physiology as it also regulates cell growth and differentiation. Plant-based food, such as organic pea protein is an excellent source of non-heme iron for the body to absorb. For a single serving of pea protein powder, 30% of the iron required per day is provided. If you combine this with citric acid-rich products like lemon, lime, or orange juice, absorption of iron content is even more optimised.
It is lactose free
For those who are lactose intolerant, pea protein is completely free of lactose, making it ideal for those who cannot tolerate even the small amount of this sugar in most whey protein. Thus, it does not make you feel bloated and gassy.
It has high BCAAs
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) refer to the amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine that make up 40% of the daily requirement for essential amino acids in humans. These amino acids are particularly essential to athletes and bodybuilders. With about 5 grams of branched chain amino acids in every scoop, pea protein powder has almost as much as whey protein powder (which has 6 grams per scoop). This makes this natural protein powder a great source of BCAAs despite its plant-based origin.
It is hypoallergenic
Other protein sources, like casein, whey, egg, and even soy, when taken in on a daily basis for an extended period can sometimes lead to allergy or intolerance that often cause unwanted gastrointestinal side effects, such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, and nausea. Pea protein on the other hand does not have any ingredients that are allergenic, thus, they are suitable for almost everybody.
It is ideal for muscle recovery
Easy to digest, organic pea powder protein is also ideal for those undergoing intense physical training. According to the American College of Sports Medicine and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, protein is lost during extensive strength training, strenuous activity or endurance sport, to recover this loss, 20-25 grams of high-quality protein is advised to be taken in after exercise.
Aside from muscle recovery, pea protein also boosts muscle building itself, thanks to its amino acid arginine. In fact, arginine in organic pea protein is said to be three times more in whey protein powder products!
Your ideal pea protein powder
The organic vegan pea protein of The Naked Sack is rich in antioxidants and can be easily digested. This gentle and hypoallergenic protein supplement can be easily mixed in water to produce pea protein smoothie, juice, or even as cold breakfast recipe.
A suitable staple for a vegan diet, this natural protein powder from Australia is a completely cruelty-free supplement ideal in supporting gut health and weight management goals. Each pea protein powder pack in The Naked Sack contains 82% of protein and are certified to be organic.
Having organic pea protein powder in your diet would make life of a vegetarian/vegan much easier. Lactose intolerant people will find this product useful as well.
Use it in your weight loss goals or simply as means to keep a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle.
Check out our Organic Vegan Pea Protein and its Bundles.