Vegetable proteins are those that are only related to non-animal origin raw material. As such, proteins are the macronutrient that are in charged of performing essential life functions, the same way that animal origin proteins do. We may highlight Soy Proteins, and Pea Proteins. Nowadays that are starting to stand out due to the larger number of people and sportspeople that have a vegan or vegetarian diet, and as so, seek nutritional supplements that provide proteins to complete their nutritional requirements. Plant proteins is another outstanding alternative to animal origin proteins.
Types of Vegetable Proteins
There are various vegetable-based protein supplement products, such as:
One of the most in-demand vegetable proteins is soy protein. This type of protein is an excellent alternative to protein shakes made from whey or from other sources, such as meat or egg albumin.
It has a very complete aminogram for a vegetable protein, which means that you have the entire spectrum of essential and non-essential amino acids. It could be the ideal substitute for animal proteins, given its biological value. In terms of vegetable proteins, this is a characteristic that is only found in soy.
It is a protein that promotes muscle growth, as well as ensuring an optimal recovery after sports sessions.
In recent years pea protein has gained many adherents. This is because of its unique flavour that many people love. It additionally contains no fat and is very low in calories. It is perfect for vegetarians and those suffering from a soy intolerance. It can also be mixed with cereals, since they are deficient in some amino acids. A perfect option is to combine it with rice protein.
Our pea protein has numerous quality certifications and is the best quality you can buy. It is manufactured by Pisane®. This is one of the best existing pea protein brands, that has developed a special product based on high purity pea protein isolate. This non-dairy protein is the effective and sustainable alternative to any source of protein.
Ideal for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet or that has an intolerance to gluten, lactose or soy since it is hypoallergenic.
Rice protein has a high digestibility, which means that it is easily tolerated by people that find it hard to digest other protein sources. Nevertheless, it does lack some amino acids which would be needed to complete its aminogram, so it is advisable to combine it with pea protein.
It is becoming more and more common to see hemp protein shakes in many sports nutrition and health stores. As with the rest of these proteins, a 100% plant protein is ideal for vegetarian and vegan diets. It is not a complete protein and does not have the appropriate proportion of essential amino acids. However, hemp is the closest to a complete source of protein when compared with other seed-based products, with the exception of those made from soy.
Benefits of vegetable proteins
Vegetable proteins offer a number of benefits such as:
They provide amino acids for muscle growth and regeneration
They have no cholesterol, since this is found only in foods of animal origin
Lactose is a type of carbohydrate, derived specifically from milk, which is therefore not found in plant-based products.
They are easy to digest and are therefore not likely to cause stomach upsets
Vegetable Protein and Athletes
There are numerous sportspeople and athletes on a vegan or vegetarian diet, meaning they do not get their amino acids from animal sources. But despite that fact their performance and recovery has not been diminished at all, quite the contrary in many cases, even improved. Many of these athletes are even olympic competitors.
When it comes to protein demands, athletes have greater requirements that the rest of the population. Workouts are physical activities that cause the degradation of muscle tissue, therefore making it necessary to supply enough material for their regeneration, which consists of amino acids. Vegetable proteins tend to be lacking or low in some amino acids. To handle this a daily intake from several different sources of proteins of this type completely solves this issue, since our bodies will ultimately have the entire spectrum of amino acids (the aminogram), with which to carry out the actions that are attributed to them. Consuming products such as vegetable protein shake supplements will make this a great deal more simple.
The combination of vegetable protein sources is extremely simple, and the mere fact of consuming a wide range of foods in this way, which is the case in vegan and vegetarian diets will ensure a correspondingly wide range of amino acids.
Buy vegetable proteins
We currently have a wide range of products from which you can choose your ideal vegetable protein shake: soy protein isolate, brown rice protein and pea protein. We are also working on new products to broaden this category, for example: hemp protein and a mix of various types of vegetable protein.
All of these options are a great alternative as sources of amino acids for quality and delicious flavours (we should keep in mind that the flavour is very different from whey-based proteins). With the mixed option you will find a mixture of various types of vegetable proteins, which apart from being a rich source of amino acids (essential and branched) are also rich in other nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, fibre etc.
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