5 MYTHS ABOUT PROTEIN AND A PLANT BASED DIET
MYTH 1: PLANT BASED PROTEIN IS NOT COMPLETE PROTEIN
Not all plant-based proteins are incomplete despite what we hear from the latest celebrity-turned-health expert or personal trainers. Not only is plant based protein better for the planet and animal welfare, but in fact they can also complete when it comes to being COMPLETE. Our DAILY or POWER shake contain all the essential amino acids, including branched chain amino acids that support protein synthesis. And whether it’s a whey (dairy) or plant-based protein, all proteins begin the digestive process the same way: your body mixes them with pepsin, hydrochloric acid and pepsinogen in the stomach, and then they enter the small intestines as amino acids and become available for absorption. https://fitdelis.com/collections/bundles/products/the-fit-bundle
MYTH 2: PLANT PROTEINS DON’T BUILD MUSCLE AS WELL AS ANIMAL PROTEINS
Another myth that has been amplified, by anecdotal claims. A recent study published by researchers at The University of Connecticut, demonstrated that when compared to whey (dairy) protein, certain plant proteins (like rice protein in this particular instance) generated increases in muscle thickness and lean body mass that were either equivalent or insignificantly less than the results generated by participants taking whey (dairy) protein. You will not be at a muscular loss or free of gains if you can consume plant based protein.
MYTH 3: IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT LAST REP, REACH FOR THE PROTEIN SHAKE
Some experts say that you should consume protein 20 minutes post-exercise, while others claim it’s an hour. The reality is: You’ve got longer. Studies show muscles’ elevated sensitivity to protein lasts at least 24 hours. The aim is to hit our DAILY protein intake but not within a stipulated window of time - post workout.
MYTH 4: THERE IS NO PROOF THAT A PLANT BASED DIET IS HEALTHIER
Evidence suggests today that a plant based diet can not only prevent but treat coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is virtually absent in cultures that eat plant-based diets. But it’s important to note that the quality of the plant based source is key to your health. It is important to make sure that the plant based foods you choose are rich in nutrition and low in added sugars, sodium (salt). For example, French fries or cauliflower pizza are plant based but are low in nutritional value and are loaded with sodium (salt). Consumption of more unprocessed foods, like fresh fruit, vegetables, and grains, are the staple to a healthier diet.
MYTH 5: A PLANT BASED DIET DOESN’T PROVIDE ENOUGH VITAMINS & MINERALS
Myth!!! Plants are, by far, the most nutrient dense source of foods we can eat. For example, leafy greens and legumes are rich in calcium, iron, and zinc, berries are extremely high in vitamin K and manganese, and tropical fruits like mangoes and pineapples are high in vitamin C. Ultimately, the more variety in your diet, the better. And for everything else there’s the DAILY shake which provide 27 essential vitamins & minerals per serving.
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