Plant-Based Protein – Which Is Right for You?
Posted on July 07 2017
Whether you follow a fully-fledged vegan diet, vegetarian diet, or are simply not keen on the dairy or meat-based alternatives, there are a number of plant-based protein supplements available.
The word ‘protein’ in fact originates from the Ancient Greek, and means ‘first priority’, due to the Greek concern of physical health and appearance. As such, even back then the importance of protein as part of a balanced and healthy diet was very much recognised.
So what exactly are proteins? Well, simply put proteins are compounds of long chain amino acids, and are essential for rebuilding cells and tissues, supporting muscle contraction and nerve contraction, and healthy skin hair and nails.
It’s wonderful to be in a position in this day and age to have so many options of plant-based proteins to choose from. Here we lay out for you in one succinct article the top benefits of each plant-based protein option, so that you can select the one that’s best for you.
A staple of athletes around the world, hemp protein powder is one of nature’s best sources of plant-based proteins. Containing 49g of protein per 100g, in addition to all 21 amino acids, which help make up the building block of the human body. And that’s not all; it also boasts the ideal balance of healthy omega-3’s and omega-6’s - essential fatty acids which the body isn’t able to produce by itself. Nutriseed Organic Hemp Protein is available here.
Brown rice protein provides an impressive 80g of protein per 100g, alongside a powerful blend of B-vitamins and all nine essential amino acids, and so makes a smart choice for anyone looking to up their game, the natural way. Nutriseed Organic Brown Rice Protein is available here.
Pea protein has long been considered one of the most perfect dairy-free proteins for human consumption. Containing 80g of protein per 100g, along with amino acids arginine and l-arginine, which are especially digestible to the human body, known to aid healthy hair, skin, and nails, alongside muscles and hormones. Nutriseed Organic Pea Protein Isolate is available here.
Soy protein is derived from the soy bean and contains up to 80g of protein per 100g, and is rich in the amino acid arginine, mentioned above. The main drawback of soy protein however, is that soy is one of the 14 key allergens, and can be harmful for those who suffer from soy allergies.
Spirulina, the ancient and notorious blue/green algae is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence today. Although not strictly a protein powder, it does contain 65g of protein per 100g, along with an array of vitamins and minerals, and is perfect to combine with other protein supplements for added nutrition. Nutriseed Organic Spirulina Powder can be found here.
Nutriseed Superfood Protein is a new generation in plant-based nutrition, combining organic plant-based proteins infused with health-giving superfoods. Designed for an active lifestyle, Nutriseed Superfood Protein combines two of our most popular plant-based proteins, Organic Pea and Organic Hemp, with some of the world’s most powerful superfoods; Organic Spirulina, Organic Maca Root, Organic Acai Berry, Organic Cacao Powder and Ground Flaxseed. These natural ingredients have been carefully selected and perfectly blended to balance strong nutritional value with a delicious flavour. Nutriseed Superfood Protein is available here.