Is vegan protein better for your overall Health?

by Anna D

This protein shake is the only one I like and the only one I buy 🙂 it can be use as a meal replacement shake or a post-workout shake, my favorite is the chocolate one, but the vanilla is great too! I guess it depends on what you are planning to put on your shake. Usually if I am in the mood for chocolate, I would mix my protein shake with almond milk, ice cubes, spinach ( I know it sounds disgusting but you won’t taste it, promise) and a healthy fat like almond butter, peanut butter, blend and enjoy! on this blog I explain why I believe this protein shakes are far superior than all the others I’ve tried, and trust me, I’ve tried MANY 🙂

Why do I not like whey?

Hey, I have nothing personal against whey. I have given it many second chances. Sounds like a clingy ex-boyfriend but after so many attempts, I just have to say I’m done with it! Every single time I try a product that is made with whey, I get bloated. Plus, it seems the shakes are more frothy. Yes, I make my shakes in a blender, not a special “smoothie maker” which probably wouldn’t dream of letting a whey smoothie become frothy.

Plus, and this is just me….I’ve noticed that all the whey products are sweetened with splenda or sucralose. Hello…do you know what sucralose is? Splenda! Which means it is a lab-manufactured sweetner. Have you ever tried those “sugar free” ice creams or yogurts? They are splendidly yummy (pun intended)….unfortunately, I get bloated and gassy every time I eat them. Why? Because my body doesn’t take sucrolose/splenda well. Something else to think about.

 

          
Why do I like plant-based protein?

Because it is more easily digestible. Being easier on the stomach, my tummy thanks you. It has a more alkaline level that is good for your body. Plus, it contains antioxidants and enzymes you just can’t get from animal-based proteins.

Many people that are big proponents of whey protein powders (and likely haven’t equipped themselves with the proper knowledge of plant-based proteins) will claim that plant-based protein powders don’t contain the amino acids that are available in whey protein. Well, I beg to differ:
Pea protein

Pea protein is a high fiber, low calorie and nutrient dense SUPERFOOD that is a remarkable source of plant-based proteins and amino acids. Protein from peas satisfies all FAO essential amino acid requirements. The amino acids found in peas include Lysine, Arginine, Glutamine, Leucine, Isoleucine & Valine (Branched Chain Amino Acids – BCAAs)

There you have it! now, are you more of a chocolate kind of person or a vanilla kind of person? something to think about 🙂

Enjoy!

Ale Adaui

TFX Coach

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