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The Benefits of Pea Protein

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If there’s one product I can’t live without, it would be my Organic Pea Protein. Not only was it the very first product that I designed when I launched the Healthy Chef functional food range, but it was the first-to-market certified organic pea protein powder in Australia.

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN PROTEIN

The Healthy Chef Organic Pea protein is the perfect non-dairy source of protein for vegans, vegetarians or for those looking for a delicious and digestive-friendly way to increase their daily protein intake.

Sourced from organic peas, our pea protein is naturally lactose-free and without added sugar – making it among the most hypoallergenic of all protein powders.

Whether you are allergic or sensitive to dairy, or you’re simply looking for a clean and simple, plant-based protein powder, pea protein is a great option.

Protein is needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting detoxification, digestion and a healthy immune system. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing skin and lean toned muscles.

If you haven’t tried Pea Protein or are considering how good it will be, here are three amazing benefits of this plant-based protein powder:

 

+ Supports healthy weight management

Pea protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss. According to the University of Michigan, people who use pea protein say it also reduces their sugar cravings and helps them eat less.

When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation can help to keep total food volume down but still provide support directly to the muscles, liver and immune system. For weight loss, it is recommended you get between 80g – 120g of protein per day to aid satiety and repair. REMEMBER... Good eating habits, regular exercise and getting quality sleep are lifelong habits that will enable sustained long-term weight loss.

 

The best way I love to use protein for controlling weight is to use it as a meal replacement. I start the day with a morning smoothie for breakfast after my workout or blend protein into a nourishing smoothie as a quick and healthy lunch.

+ Supports optimal health + wellbeing  

Not only is pea protein good for your weight, it’s a great addition to a plant-based diet. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found that intake over time of plant-based proteins, decreased the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

 

Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

+ Fast absorption of amino acids for muscle recovery

The best time to consume protein is immediately after exercise when blood flow to the exercised muscles is high and muscles are especially receptive to nutrients. Pea protein is high in BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids) and is low in carbohydrate, so a quick smoothie made with organic pea protein is a quick and efficient way for your body to absorb protein to facilitate muscle recovery.

 

Healthy Chef Pea Protein is Certified Organic - Sugar Free - Lactose free + Vegan. Perfect for the whole family and a delicious way to increase your daily protein intake.

 

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