How Does Wellbeing Nutrition’s Superfood Protein Powder Improve Gut Health
We all know how and why protein is an essential macronutrient that must be included in one’s daily diet. There are many people who like to include protein supplements to their diet as a post workout meal or just as a convenience food. After all, they are quick to prepare, good to taste, and they’re an easy and effortless way to meet the daily protein requirements.
As soon as one thinks of protein supplement, one can imagine whey based protein as they are most commonly used as compared to the vegan proteins. But did you know that most protein powders are not conducive for the gut? Well, that’s because you may not have given plant-based protein a try, especially the Superfood Plant Protein from Wellbeing Nutrition. In this blog, we shall see why some protein powders are the culprit behind your frequent digestive problems and how making the switch to Superfood plant protein will help you take care of your gut in a better way. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
Protein Powders and Gut Health
Most people complain of an upset tummy or digestive issues on consuming protein shakes. This means that the protein powder you’re consuming may not be suiting you and that it is time to make an informed switch to something that is easy to digest and absorb. Whey protein is perhaps one of the most common types of protein powders. People commonly use it, especially during resistance exercise, to aid in enhancing muscle protein synthesis and promoting the growth of lean muscle mass. However, its most common side effects are bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and stomach cramps, especially among those who are lactose intolerant.
To know more on why Plant-proteins are more preferred than Whey Protein, read our blog- Plant-based Protein Vs. Whey Protein: Which One Is Better & Why?
When it comes to plant protein, many usually feel that plant protein is always from peas and is not a complete protein and is therefore not considered an ideal choice for supplement. Plant proteins need to be combined with various other protein rich sources to complete its essential amino acid profile and make it a complete protein. Even certain ingredients in plant protein may be difficult for the gut to digest. For instance, soy and soy products can be tricky on the gut and may cause gas and bloating.
Moreover, soy protein isolate is a processed derivative of soy, which could also adversely affect the gut. Some protein powders may also include ingredients like inulin, carrageenan, guar gum or xanthan gum, which may not have anything wrong going on for them, but is likely to not suit a few of them, resulting in gut-related issues. Plant-based protein powders may also contain legumes and whole grains, which are very high in fibre. Including too much fibre too quickly to your diet can also promote intestinal gas, abdominal bloating and cramping for individuals with sensitive gut. That is why it is important to increase fibre intake in your diet gradually over a few weeks as it allows the natural bacteria in one’s digestive system to adjust to the change.
So How Is Wellbeing Nutrition’s Superfood Plant-Protein Different Any From The Lot And What Makes It Safe For The Gut?
Wellbeing Nutrition’s Superfood Plant Protein is the purest and cleanest form of vegan protein powder derived from golden European peas(pea protein isolate), brown rice and chia seeds. It is the perfect plant protein blend that comes with a complete amino acid profile, combined with digestive enzymes and micronutrients to boost one’s overall protein intake, without adversely affecting one’s gut health. It is a premium-quality plant protein that is also gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to increase their protein intake without causing any harm to their gut health.
Along with the aforementioned ingredients, the protein powder also contains the superfood combination of organic spirulina, chlorella and moringa, which enhances immunity, reduces inflammation and supports muscle recovery. If a 2018 study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is anything to go by, then spirulina, which is a blue-green algae which is rich in antioxidants, is a great protein source that is great for the gut as well. Apart from being a rich source of protein and antioxidants, it is also rich in iron, copper, and B vitamins. Moringa and chlorella, both are also rich in antioxidants. They are known for their antibiotic and antibacterial properties that may help inhibit the growth of various pathogens. Their high vitamin B content helps with digestion and helps keep all kinds of gut-related issues like some constipation, gastritis, and other digestive issues at bay.
The Superfood protein that comes in two flavours- French Vanilla Caramel and Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, consists of a berry blend including ingredients like Acerola Cherry, Goji Berry, Bilberry and Cranberry extracts, all of which are rich in antioxidants that boost immunity and keeps one satiated for long, by killing the frequent hunger pangs. Furthermore, this brand of protein contains polyphenols from green tea and phytoflavinoids from grape seed, all of which help reduce the risk of tissue damage, inflammation, apart from boosting energy levels in the body and supporting a healthy skin and heart.
Additionally, it contains digestive enzymes like Protease, Papain and Bromelain to facilitate faster breakdown of proteins to improve gut health and effective digestion, thereby being extremely beneficial towards one’s digestive health. Furthermore, it contains 4g of BCAA, which are essential amino acids that build muscle, decrease muscle fatigue and alleviate muscle soreness.
All of this makes the Superfood Plant Protein by Wellbeing Nutrition the perfect blend of antioxidants, alkalising foods rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres, and digestive enzymes that are ideal to help start the day on a healthy note post an energetic workout.
To Sum It Up
If you are looking for a protein powder that meets your protein demands without affecting your gut health, then Superfood Plant Protein by Wellbeing Nutrition is just for you. With a combination of microprotein plant peptides, dietary fibre, essential nutrients, amino acids, digestive enzymes and vital antioxidants, this protein definitely has better absorption and helps with boosting one’s metabolism, among other things.
Our all natural blend is free from artificial sugar and colourants and is the purest and cleanest form of plant-protein you’ll ever lay your hands on. So what are you waiting for? Hurry and get yourself a pack of Superfood plant Protein in your preferred flavour right away!
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