We're here to tell you that whey is not the only way to go.
Looking for vegan protein sources? Bingo.
Whether you're looking to mix it up, try some new vegan protein options or quite frankly, want to take advantage of the delicious vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavours of The Health Protein and The Fit Protein, pea protein is a fantastic whey protein alternative that contains all of the essential amino acids (as well as BCAAs) to ensure you're well on your way to smashing your nutrition and reaching those all-important fitness goals.
Peas actually contain up to 10g of protein for every cup of the little green vegetables, so pea protein is an ideal vegan alternative to milk-based whey, and perfect for anyone who wants more protein in their diets.
What's more, because it's hypoallergenic, it's great for anyone who suffers from food allergies or is sensitive to dairy products.
Is pea protein a complete protein?
Despite their humble background, peas are a powerful vegetable that is packed full of plant protein. It has an amino acid profile similar to that of whey and high levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are key building blocks for muscle, hair, skin and nails. So, to answer your question: yes, pea protein is a complete protein.
The health benefits of pea protein
Pea protein has loads of benefits including post-workout muscle recovery, assisting with weight-loss by keeping you feeling fuller for longer, and keeps you feeling and looking healthy.
With all the perks and benefits there really is no better time to give pea’s a chance.
Pea Protein Benefits
- High quality
- Easily digested
- Rich in iron
- Contains BCAA
- Speedy fibre absorption
- High in folic acid
- High in leucine
Pea protein is just one of the ingredients in our plant-based protein blends, The Health Protein and The Fit Protein. These blends also contain brown rice protein, which ups the health benefits even more.
Why we hear you ask? Because brown rice protein does miss a couple of nonessential (amino acids your body already produces) and essential amino acids (amino acids your body doesn't produce). Combining it with pea protein therefore provides a complete amino acid profile. Along with the other ingredients found in The Health Protein and The Fit Protein, this serves to nourish and defend your body to the full.
So if you're looking for an effective vegan protein source, pea protein is your go to. Check out our range of vegan products for more!