4 Reasons Why Plant-Based Protein Is Better Than Whey Protein

Protein plays an important role in repairing and rebuilding your muscles after exercise, and many people use protein shakes after their workouts to aid this process.

There are many types of protein, but not all of them are the same. It is extremely important to know what goes into our body. Whey is commonly consumed by fitness enthusiasts and it is widely available. It is fast-acting and it does whatever you expect proteins to do to your body. As for plant-based proteins, they are gaining more awareness in recent years. They provide similar functions as whey protein but comes with even more benefits!

Here are 4 reasons to convince you to switch to a plant-based protein now!


1)  Easier absorption

Whey protein is a by-product of the manufacturing of cheese and therefore it is a dairy product. Some people experience stomach discomfort from consuming whey protein, and that is a sign that their bodies are not breaking down and absorbing the nutrients effectively, thus resulting in symptoms such as bloating, gas and indigestion.

On the other hand, plant-based protein is the ideal choice for those who are allergic to dairy products and are looking for a protein supplement. They do not upset and is more efficiently absorbed by your gut, which helps you to improve your digestion in time to come. Also, faster absorption translates to having faster muscle recovery and growth!

Fun fact: An estimated 65% of people in the world are lactose intolerant! Many of us may be lactose-intolerant, yet we might not have realized this fact yet! 

2)  Vegan-friendly

As whey protein is made from the liquid part of cow’s milk that separates during the production of cheese, it isn’t a suitable source of protein for vegans. Whereas plant-based protein is a great choice for vegans as it’s made by extracting protein from yellow peas which makes it naturally vegan and hypoallergenic.

Plant-based protein can be derived from many sources, with common ones being pea, hemp and brown rice. They are hypoallergic, which means that they are free of lactose, dairy, soy and gluten. Made up of all-natural ingredients, they are ideal for people following vegan diets.

3)  Sustainability

During the production of meat proteins (whey protein include), most people do not realise the extent to which our Earth is harmed. Today, pollution and global warming are on the rise, and the amount of energy used for meat production has heavily contributed to it.

By making the switch to a plant-based protein, it’s certainly the more sustainable and earth-friendly option in the long run!

4)  Naturally nutritious

The natural ingredients in plant-based protein powders contain vitamins and minerals which improves your overall well-being apart from fulfilling your protein requirements! They are also packed with fibre and other digestive enzymes that aids digestion.

A common misconception is that whey is the best type of protein as it has a complete amino acid profile. Studies have shown that protein derived from brown rice had equivalent results as compared to whey. By combining brown rice and pea protein, you will get all the amino acids found in whey, less the nasty gas and bloating.


CONCLUSION

So, is whey or plant-based protein better for you? Many are sceptical about plant-based protein, but consumer demand has been on the rise and more studies are showing its effectiveness and health benefits. 

At LVL, we have converted to plant-based protein after being exposed to the countless amazing health benefits. That’s why, we created BLENDS, our newest range of BLENDS, which is 100% natural and packed with superfood goodness. We would like to invite you to join us on a journey to explore the power of plants and take our health to the next level, together. 


LVL Plant Protein+ Sachet Ingredients

Plant Protein+ is one of our BLENDS series which features a combination of pea and brown rice protein. Apart from that, there are also added ingredients such as maca and turmeric which gives you an energy boost and anti-inflammatory benefits. They come packed in easy-to-use sachets, so you can have your protein fix anytime, anywhere!

Try yours today! 


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