Vegan is hot! More and more animal-lovers and friends of the environment are scrapping animal products from their daily menu. The vegan diet is becoming a popular lifestyle and is gaining ground fast, particularly among young people. But whoever opts to follow a 100% vegetable diet needs to be aware that you still need to be careful about what you eat. In particular, did you know that you run the possible risk of a protein deficiency?
Proteins: absolutely essential
Proteins are the most important building blocks for our body. They carry out numerous different functions, including the development of muscles, protection against infection and the renewal of bodily cells. It is therefore vitally important to consume sufficient proteins if you want to remain fit and healthy.
Animal or vegetable?
Proteins are made up from long chains of amino-acids. There are no fewer than twenty-two different types of these amino-acids, thirteen of which can be made by the body itself. The remaining nine amino-acids – the ones we cannot make for ourselves – are known as the essential amino-acids. You can only obtain these through your diet. Because we humans are mammals, proteins from animal sources (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) provide us with amino-acids in the right quantities and proportions to allow the proteins to carry out their essential tasks. Vegetable proteins contain lesser quantities of amino-acids than animal proteins and also in proportions that are less immediately suited to our human needs.
How much do you need?
Normally, you need 0.8 grams of protein per kilo of body weight each day. This means that someone weighing 65 kilos needs to consumer 52 grams of protein every 24 hours. For active sportsmen and women this figure can sometimes be increased to 2.0 grams per kilo of body weight.
Vegetable proteins are not optimally processed by our body, which means that vegans need to consume proportionally more proteins. If you can skilfully combine different foodstuffs such as legumes, nuts and cereals into your meals (preferably every meal), you should not have a problem. If this is not possible in your case or if you want to make sure your protein intake is sufficient, Biotona’s Veggie Protein powder can give you just the boost you need.
Biotona Veggie Protein
Biotona Bio Veggie Protein Raw is protein powder made from high-quality vegetable proteins. It provides a complete spectrum of amino-acids derived from proteins extracted from organically cultivated brown rice, peas and hemp seed, good for no less than 80% pure protein! The combination of these different protein sources yields amino-acids in the right quantities and proportions for the production of the protein that your body needs each day. Biotona Veggie Protein has been specially developed to help meet the protein requirements of vegans, vegetarians, sportsmen and women and anyone else who is looking for a vegetable source of protein to supplement their daily diet.
You can add Biotona Veggie Protein to your smoothie or shake (1 to 2 tablespoons per portion). Or else you can use it in your pancake batter or other dishes, for a protein-rich meal full of nutritional goodness!