Plant-Based Proteins: Better for Us, Better for our Earth

Benefitting from Nature’s Most Powerful Ingredients to Embrace Each Day to the Fullest

Like honey to the bees, protein is essential in our daily lives. Without it, we simply wouldn’t function. It’s one of those multi-faceted macronutrients, helping us maintain body composition, and supporting overall health and wellbeing.

It’s pretty important.

But where protein comes from is equally as important. And because we’ve always looked to nature for answers, we rely on plant-based proteins to give us what we need. It’s why we created our new plant-based Protein Shakes, allowing you to drink in all the benefits of nature’s most powerful ingredients.

Plant vs. Animal Protein
 
Here’s the good news: we’re not alone in our beliefs. Health professionals are recommending plant-based proteins for weight management1, and the USDA recently concluded that diets higher in plant-based foods are healthier2.
 
And there’s more – plant-based protein, when compared to animal protein, is simply a more sustainable way of life. It relies on fewer natural resources like land, water, and fossil fuels for production, achieving a lower environmental impact than animal protein3. Plant-based protein is the wave of the future.
 
Nature’s Ingredients
 
At the heart of every Protein Shake is our plant-based protein, carefully crafted from five sources to create a complete essential amino acid profile. Our fifteen grams of plant-based protein includes:
 
• Pea protein – the main event, and notable because it isn’t derived from commonly allergenic foods like nuts or soy
• Rice protein
• Oat protein
• Flaxseed protein
• Sunflower seed protein

In case we haven’t mentioned all the reasons we love plant-based protein, here are a few more:
 
It’s easily digestible: concentrated plant protein powders are generally easier to break down because they’re more accessible to digestive enzymes in the gut.
The sum is greater than the parts: Blending the proteins from multiple sources creates a complete amino acid profile, providing the full nutritional benefit of protein most people think they can only get from animal protein.
The lows get high marks for health: Plant-based proteins tend to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than non-plant based options. 4

1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3662288/
2http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/
3One Green Planet, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/future-of-sustainable-food-is-plant-based
4http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/vegetarian-and-special-diets/vegetarian-sources-of-protein