The Benefits of Vegan Protein
Carob, Ceratonia siliqua is indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean, having originated in the Levant some 4000 years ago. It grows well anywhere citrus flourishes.
Carob creates a High Protein Powder by grinding up the pod. It is actually a good substitute for cocoa powder. A healthier alternative to chocolate, it is caffeine free and contains far less sugar and fat.
Health Benefits Of Carob
The reduction of sugar and fat from one’s diet certainly has many health benefits, especially for diabetics, those with insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome, and weight loss. It is high in protein (80%) and contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals, such as:
- Calcium*** It is high in Calcium
- Potassium Manganese
- Vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D
It assists with digestive health, having been used to treat diarrhea (amongst other maladies). Not only is it anti-allergic, it is also antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial.
Regulates plasma glucose and lowers cholesterol* due to the high fibre content.
As previously mentioned, this is brilliant news for diabetics, those with insulin resistance and those wishing to adhere to a low GI meal plan.
*German Institute of Human Nutrition, Center for Conventional Medicine and Alternative Therapies (Berlin) Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties and Food Ingredients GmbH, and PhytoPharm Consulting.