Vegan protein powder is the easiest and fastest way to increase your daily protein intake through your diet. But do you really know what protein is and what its benefits are for the body? Before incorporating it into your daily routine, read some helpful scientific facts.
What is protein?
Proteins are large molecules in the body, involved in many vital functions, such as the structure, function and regulation of cells, tissues, and organs. They consist of one or more amino acid chains in a specific sequence. Humans, however, are not able to synthesize almost half of these amino acids, the so-called essential amino acids. Therefore, they should get them from their diet, consuming foods rich in protein.
How necessary is protein for the body?
Proteins are considered essential components of the body as a whole and especially of the muscles, skin and bones. They help regulate metabolism, as they are the building blocks of the synthesis of hormones, enzymes and nucleic acids. They are also involved in the regulation of body fluids, the restoration and growth of muscle tissue. During exercise, for example, protein reduces the loss of muscle mass, accelerates recovery and increases lean muscle mass in the body. Finally, proteins are an important source of energy for the body, providing 4 calories per gram.
What are amino acids?
Protein is a complex chemical structure created by an amino acid compound. Amino acids are molecules made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. There are 20 different amino acids in the human body. All unprocessed animal and plant foods contain these 20 amino acids. But it is the quantity that varies. There are foods that contain a sufficient amount of amino acids necessary for the body (high quality foods in protein) and others that contain insufficient amounts (low quality foods in protein).
Tips to incorporate vegan protein powder into your life
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to incorporate vegan protein powder into your daily routine, but they are not the only option. Vegetarians, athletes, those who exercise or have difficulty with their daily protein intake can use AMINO ANIMO organic proteins in savory or sweet dishes in a variety of ways.
1. Add 1-2 scoops of AMINO ANIMO vegan protein powder to your pancakes, oatmeal or overnight oat bowl. Experiment with breakfast cookies, bars and other baked goods, to which you can add extra protein for a more complete meal.
3. Add AMINO ANIMO vegan protein powder to your vegan meatballs and you will instantly upgrade their protein percentage, while achieving the right texture.
4. Another great idea is to add a few scoops of ΑΜΙΝΟ ΑΝΙΜΟ organic protein powder to your homemade pizza dough. The crunchy crust will excite you and fill you up!
5. It’s time for your favorite snacks! Try energy balls with extra protein, made with nut butter, oats, dried fruits and spices. This combination will create the perfect snack that will keep you “full” for many hours, due to the satiety offered by the extra AMINO ANIMO vegan protein.