Plant proteins are an ideal alternative to whey, milk or egg proteins. They come from a variety of sources such as soy, brown rice and hemp. This makes them a good choice for vegans, vegetarians and individuals with lactose intolerance.
This popular source of protein can be used for both pre and post-work out. It contains glutamine which aids muscle recovery and arginine which facilitates blood vessel dilation. Soy protein is a complete protein, it contains isoflavones which support a healthy metabolism and cardiovascular system.
Hemp protein is a complete protein source that is also high in fibre to support proper digestive health. Hemp seeds contain roughly 35% protein and 47% essential fatty acids (such as omega-3s and omega-6s). It is also high in chlorophyll and other nutrients including vitamin E, magnesium and zinc.
Brown Rice Protein
Rice protein is not a complete protein due to insufficient levels of the amino acids lysine (recognised for its role in muscle building) and threonine. Though, these amino acids are often added to rice protein products. Rice protein has higher levels of the amino acid arginine compared with other protein sources. Arginine is a vasodilator that can enhance blood flow to tissues.
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