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Why Choose a Plant-Based Diet

WHY CHOOSE A PLANT-BASED PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT?

We live in a world where we are constantly given variety and options. Whether it’s types of food, clothes, or fitness routines. The same thing can be said for protein supplement options. So how do we know which one is best for us? Why choose a plant-based protein supplement over an animal-based, such as whey? Does plant-based appeal to you because you are a vegetarian, have a dairy aversion, or are looking for a more sustainable and moral option? Here is a list of the benefits and pros of choosing a plant-based protein supplement.

COMPLETE PROTEIN:

Plant-based proteins, such as those derived from Pea Protein are complete proteins. That means they contain all 9 essential amino acids.

GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Plant-based proteins have been found to reduce the risk of a variety of diseases and health concerns, including Cardiovascular Disease, High Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, and Obesity.

LOWER BODY FAT AND CONTROL WEIGHT

Studies have found that increasing the amount of plant protein in your diet may help control weight and lower body fat.

MUSCLE GAINS AND RECOVERY 

Studies have shown that complete plant proteins have similar fitness outcomes to Whey protein including building muscle mass and assisting with muscle recovery.

ASSIST WITH DIGESTION

The high fiber content in plant-based proteins, such as pea or brown rice protein has been shown to aid with digestion without causing bloating.

SUSTAINABILITY 

Plant-based food sources have been shown to be more sustainable for the planet and require less strain on resources.

Sources:

Animal vs. Plant Protein — What’s the Difference? (2022, February 28). Healthline.

https://healthline.com/nutrition/animal-vs-plant-protein#amino-acids

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