Who can benefit from plant protein?

Monday, June 17, 2019
Dairy intolerant, lactose sensitive or living a vegan or dairy-free lifestyle? Find out how your lifestyle may benefit from plant protein.

Those with reduced food intake

Making sure your protein intake is adequate helps maintain muscle mass during a calorie deficit. If you are watching your calorie intake for weight management, you will want to make sure the weight you are losing is from fat mass rather than valuable muscle mass. Consuming enough dietary protein will help the growth of muscle mass for use as a source of energy.

Older people

The recommended intake for protein increases a further 25 percent after you hit 70 years of age. This is due to a progressive loss of muscle mass, strength and function that occurs as you age.

Those taking part in any form of regular physical activity

Combining exercise with adequate protein intake promotes muscle protein synthesis by providing the amino acids needed to retain and build muscle mass. It also helps to repair physically stressed muscles for optimal recovery.

Vegetarians and vegans

The trend for vegetarian and vegan-suitable products is growing fast. Reasons for choosing to follow such a lifestyle may include ethical, environmental or religious beliefs, or it may be more of a nutritional choice. There are a number of benefits associated with a well-managed plant-based diet.

Lactose intolerant and those on a Low FODMAP diet

Those with a sensitivity to lactose or FODMAP foods may have a difficult time digesting whey protein powders. Peas are typically a high FODMAP food, but refined pea protein isolate has had much of the carbohydrate and fibre removed during processing.

Everyone actually!

Protein not only provides amino acids for skeletal muscle synthesis. Amino acids are also used to create your vital organs and to produce the hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and antibodies that allow your body to function to the best of its ability.

Balance Plant Protein is a smooth blend of pea protein isolate, brown rice protein concentrate, chia protein and sacha inchi powder, with the inclusion of essential BCAAs, glutamine and digestive enzymes. Low in carbohydrates* and with just over 20g of protein per serve, this winning combination of plant protein provides all of the essential amino acids required to support general wellbeing and help optimise muscle growth.

Balance Plant Protein is made in New Zealand using only quality ingredients and is without artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives.

Whether your priority is building lean muscle, improving recovery or both, Balance Plant Protein is scientifically developed to enhance your sports nutrition needs.

    

Always read the label and use as directed. *Low carbohydrate when mixed with water as directed.


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