Alternative Proteins for Vegans and Plant-Based fitness

We all know that protein makes up a very important part of a healthy and balanced diet. There has been much said in the media about the benefits of higher protein diets in helping to promote muscle strength, satiety and weight loss. Protein is vital to our health, workouts and recovery.

With recent health trends steering many of us towards vegetarian and vegan food choices, it can be a challenge still consuming enough protein whilst trying to achieve those fitness and workout goals. There is also the concern that our nutrition may lack sufficient protein due to more limited sources, and the absence of meat and dairy products in the diet, but this need not be the case; Plant-based foods can provide all of the essential amino acids the body requires to help repair and rebuild lean muscle tissue.

If you are interested in increasing your protein intake whilst following dietary restrictions such as veganism demands, then plant based protein can be a good way to do this. Plant proteins mix well with water, and are easily digestible because they are dairy-free and so this can eliminate the unwanted side effects some people experience from Whey.

Rice Protein

Providing you with high quality protein supplements, two of the most popular vegan sources we have available at Hellenia are our Rice and Pea protein powders.

Pea protein and rice protein are the perfect option for vegans, vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant. Both with a huge 80% protein content, they have a mild natural taste. You can even combine the two which gives an excellent amino acid profile. Vegan proteins are extremely versatile - you can add them to nutritious shakes or smoothies and they can also be used in high-protein baking. Ours are all natural and free from artificial sweeteners and other ingredients, as well as being sugar-free and low in saturated fat.

So if you are looking for a healthy and vegan friendly way to add more protein into your daily diet then plant-based could be the way to go. Why not give it a try. Click to order the Vegan way today.