What Are The Health Benefits Of Protein?
The word “Protein” originates from Greek πρωτεῖος (proteios), meaning “primary” or “of first importance”. It is a fundamental ingredient of your diet. The Standard Western Diet emphasizes too many carbohydrates, fats and not enough protein. This has contributed to an increase in unwanted body fat and subsequent health complications.
The consumption of protein used to be affiliated primarily with bodybuilding and muscle gain. Healthy protein is imperative for optimal cell production, organ health, hair, skin and nails. Presently, many health practitioners are advising that people of all ages balance their eating habits with protein, as it helps to keep us feeling full for longer. This is not only an excellent tool for weight loss; it also regulates blood sugar fluctuations that many people get from eating excessive, refined carbohydrates. As a result, it is very useful for diabetics, those with Metabolic Syndrome/Syndrome X, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and anyone experiencing low energy, mood fluctuations or depression.
*This may be especially significant in helping children with behavioral disorders; severe blood sugar fluctuations can be a major contributing factor to their mood swings
The highest amount of protein in whole foods is sourced from animal origins, which include: meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and low fat dairy. Grains, legumes and nuts also contain some protein, but the concentration of protein is not as optimal as it is in animal foods.
Another convenient method to add protein to your diet, is by using protein powders. There are various different sources of protein powders on the market today, but the majority are not tailored to the well-informed consumer who is interested in clean, pure, and natural health foods. Unfortunately, most contain artificial additives, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours and colours, etc. Some of these additives are even under investigation for their adverse side-effects by health professionals!
If you have used a protein powder previously, most likely, it was artificially sweetened. Have you ever experienced headaches, bloating, wind or erupted with pimples/a rash after ingesting some? Sadly, many think this is a ‘normal’ reaction when using protein powders, when in actuality, it is not. The artificial sweeteners actually ferment in the intestines, causing the physically uncomfortable and socially-embarrassing bloating and gas. There’s even a chance that you may have been allergic to the protein you have been using.
With this in mind, we developed 100% natural, gluten-free protein powders with NO artificial additives. Decide on what best suits what your body tolerates, and your personal requirements. Ours are perfect for everyone; from children to elite athletes! Whether you are wishing to lose weight, train for an elite event, repair your immune system or maintain lean muscle mass across the age span; protein really is of first importance for us all!