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Brown Rice Protein Powder – Natural Source of Vegetarian Protein

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Brown Rice Protein is a nourishing, nondairy alternative to animal protein and is hypoallergenic and low in fat. Unlike many soy and dairy protein products, it is easy on the digestive system. And it is available in a convenient powders that are perfect in smoothies, juices, or soups.

Many people choose vegetarian or vegan diets to avoid health concerns or ethical issues involved with eating meat. For these individuals, it is important to ensure an adequate intake of protein. This essential nutrient, which is particularly abundant in foods of animal origin, is the building block for your cells and is involved in virtually all your body’s vital biological processes and functions.

The obvious choice for vegetarians and vegans, Brown Rice Protein is also a powerful supplement for athletes training to increase their muscle development, and a healthy protein source for individuals following a lowfat diet.

A Quality Food for Vegetarians and Vegans
The decision to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet need not limit your intake of essential nutrients. Research has shown that it is very possible for vegetarians and vegans to get sufficient protein when following a properly managed diet. Brown Rice Protein helps you achieve this goal, by providing a high-quality, allergy-free, vegan-friendly protein supplement that works on the same powerful levels as animal-sourced proteins.

Unlocking the Power of Protein
Proteins are the fundamental building blocks of life—each and every cell in your body relies on them to keep your systems up and running. To ensure that all the benefits of protein are fully unlocked, choose a highly concentrated protein powder that works harmoniously with your body’s biochemistry.

Only the highest quality ingredients go into Source Naturals Brown Rice Protein Powder. Unlike many other rice protein sources, this blend is made from premium, sprouted, whole-grain brown rice. The process of protein isolation is done enzymatically, using vegetable derived enzymes that work without any chemical additives. The result: a better quality protein source.

Why Brown Rice Protein?
Many people find soy protein difficult to digest, or it poses allergy problems; rice is highly digestible and is said to be hypoallergenic. Whey is a milk derivative and therefore unsuitable for those who don’t want to consume dairy products, or want to limit their dairy consumption. People with lactose intolerance or other milk allergies cannot use whey protein. Brown Rice Protein Powder is highly digestible, hypoallergenic, and free of lactose and gluten.

For Strength Training and Healthy Weight Management
If you are a bodybuilder or an athlete training to raise your muscle mass,  Brown Rice Protein offers you an alternative to whey or soy-based protein powders. Rice protein contains minimal amounts of fat, which is naturally unsaturated, providing a great, low-fat, healthy protein alternative to supplement your weight loss program. Brown Rice Protein is designed to work in conjunction with a variety of exercise and diet programs to ensure that your body gets one of the most important macronutrients.

Complementary to Your Healthy Lifestyle
As part of your comprehensive wellness regimen, Brown Rice Protein is the perfect supplement to maintain a healthy body. Its natural, animal-friendly sources ensure compatibility with your health-conscious lifestyle.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Pea Protein – Heart-Healthy Protein for Everyone

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Many vegans and vegetarians struggle to consume optimum levels of protein. And many others search to have the right amounts and types of protein in their diets, for heart health, healthy weight, and healthy glucose levels.

Combining proteins from plant sources can be difficult, especially for people who are pressed for time and for those who avoid not only meats but dairy products, soy and eggs as well. Source Naturals Pea Protein Power is a natural vegetable protein powder made from yellow peas (Pisum sativum), the peas used in split pea soup. This is a highly digestible, highly bioavailable protein source.

  • Great way to supplement a vegetarian diet for those who have problems eating beans or soy, and suitable for children and adults.
  • Increases carbohydrate metabolism for heart health, weight management and healthy glucose levels.
  • Completes the protein profile of grain proteins due to high lysine content.
  • Non-GMO, 100% gluten-and cholesterol-free.
  • Highly digestible, hypo-allergenic.
  • Easily incorporated into drinks, smoothies, shakes, crackers, chips, snacks, soups and other dishes.

Pea Protein is a great way to boost the protein in your diet.

What’s All the Excitement About?
Protein is a critical part of the adult diet. Recent studies show that eating more lean protein, including vegetable proteins like pea protein, while cutting back on refined carbohydrates, may benefit heart health, body composition, and carbohydrate metabolism. Diets with increased protein and reduced carbohydrates have been shown to improve glycemic regulation as well.

The Power of Proteins
Proteins are the essence of life, the foundation for numerous compounds in the body:
Enzymes: Enzymes are protein molecules that act as catalysts for most of our physiological processes.
Structural Proteins: Structural proteins are the major building blocks of muscles. Other proteins form our bones, teeth, skin, tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, hair and nails.
Transport Proteins: Proteins are responsible for the flow of nutrients into and out of the cells.

Twenty standard amino acids comprise practically all of the body’s protein. Some of these aminos can be synthesized from other substances in the body, while others—called essential amino acids—must be obtained from food. The body requires protein in its diet for growth, maintenance and repair.

But Which One is Best?
The amino acid composition of protein is the most important factor for choosing a dietary protein, and the goal is to eat quantities of the amino acids in optimal amounts: this allows the utilization of other amino acids and supports the body’s own protein synthesis. There are few vegetable sources of complete proteins. Many vegetarians consume carbohydrate-rich foods, such as grains, breads and pasta, often at the expense of good quality protein. Not only are these not very high in protein, they are limited in one essential amino acid, lysine. Legumes (such as beans and peas) have high supplies of lysine but are limited in sulfur-containing amino acids, methionine and cysteine. Thus, the wide range of grains and peas perfectly compliment each other.

The second criteria is digestibility—how much of the particular protein is assimilated into the body. Protein concentrates from legumes are digested with an efficiency of greater than 90 percent, making them almost equivalent to meat, eggs or milk in digestibility. Low heat used during processing ensures that the most important amino acids stay intact.

Third is allergenicity. Pea protein does not contain gluten or lactose, and it is not on the list of most common allergenic foods.

Pea protein is convenient for daily use. You can blend it into smoothies and add it to soups, stews and pasta dishes. You can also add it to rice, oatmeal and other grains or any vegetable dishes. It has a neutral taste and good solubility—an excellent way to give your body the optimum nutrition it needs.

So whether you are a vegan who wants to be assured of good quality protein in your diet, or a person who is looking for ways to increase heart health and maintain balanced glucose levels, Source Naturals Pea Protein Power is an ideal addition to your daily meals.

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What is DIM?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

DIM (Diindolylmethane) is a nutrient commonly found in cruciferous vegetables; normally when broccoli, cabbage, or any other cruciferous vegetable is chewed it activates these hidden enzymes. These enzymes then mix with your stomach acid and create DIM. The nutrient DIM is one of the reasons why it is suggested that you eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. However, a large percentage of people do not eat their recommended five a day, and even if they do normally the vegetables that contain DIM are left out. Therefore it may be beneficial to take a DIM supplement to ensure complete health and to support disease prevention. (more…)