Protein Helps Fat Loss and Muscle Building

Some Benefits of Adequate Protein Intake

  • Helps increase energy
  • Helps control appetite, encourages safe and natural fat loss
  • Helps build muscle and burn fat
  • May improve mental alertness and memory
  • Helps body repairs and maintenance
  • Helps boost immunity
  • Supports and enhances enzyme activity for your liver and entire body.

Combine our Organic Vegan Protein supplements with a Superfood Blend  and healthy fats to really amp-up the nutrients.

Where do you fit in? Are you…

  • Wanting to build muscle/lose weight
  • Barely scraping by with your pains
  • Looking for higher performance
  • Vegetarian or eating less meat/dairy
  • Wanting more energy and stamina?

Whatever level of healthy lifestyle you’re at, a good protein supplement will help with longevity and more energy.

People like to debate about eating carbs and fats, but most know that protein is important. If you’re not sure, then here’s some science-based reasons to eat healthy protein:

Why you need more healthy protein…

Your body is made of proteins – they are present in the outer and inner membranes of every living cell. Protein is used to maintain tissues, build new cells and to make new proteins for many basic functions.

1. Reduces Appetite (Promotes Weight Loss) Protein is by far the most filling of foods – helps you feel more full, with fewer calories. If you need to lose weight or belly fat, consume more protein instead of carbs and sugar.

2. Reduces Cravings and Mindless Snacking (Promotes Weight Loss)
Food cravings are different from hunger and mindless snacking. Cravings can be your body’s cry for a particular nutrient (often protein), or your brain’s cry for comfort (junk food). Eating more protein can have a powerful effect on reducing food cravings.

3. Helps Increase Muscle Mass and Strength (Promotes Weight Loss)
Having more muscle helps you burn more calories even while at rest. And while you are losing weight, eating more protein will reduce muscle loss – and promote fat loss. If you’re starting to exercise more than you’re used to, you’ll need more protein.

4. Helps Repair after Injury and Intense Exercise Protein forms the main building blocks of your tissues and organs, and studies have shown that if you’re recovering from an injury, more protein will help you heal to speed recovery.

5. Boosts Metabolism (Promotes Weight Loss)
It takes more calories to digest/absorb protein, than other foods. This boosts your metabolism and is called the thermic effect of food (TEF).

6. Lowers Blood Pressure In addition to lowering blood pressure, a high-protein diet has shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (that’s the bad one).

7. Reduces Osteoporosis and Fractures Eating more protein helps your bone health as you age, especially in menopausal women.

8. Helps Reduce Muscle Shrinkage from Aging Staying active is also crucial, especially with load-bearing exercises like lifting weights.

And there’s more…

Proteins Make Enzymes – Essential for Life Enzymes are essential to activate almost every chemical reaction in your body, including repairs and digesting food, regulating the entry of nutrients and removal of waste through your cell walls, growth, development and reproduction. About half the protein you eat every day goes to making enzymes.

Proteins Make Neurotransmitters Neurotransmitters are responsible for your ability to see, think, hear, move and do everything that is part of a healthy life.

Proteins Make More Life Proteins are critical for the creation of every new cell and every new individual person because they are part of your DNA – your genetic inheritance.

Proteins for Growing Teenagers need more protein.

Protein for Vegetarians Vegans/vegetarians eliminate the more common sources of protein like meat, fish and eggs, so supplementation will be very important.

Adequate protein intake is essential not only for a healthy life, but for life itself!

The Consequences of Not Getting Enough Protein

Physical and Mental Fatigue This fatigue is different than waking up groggy. It’s feeling like a nap when you never needed one before. Or a lack of mental motivation and fog can be associated with protein deficiency. Some vegans/vegetarians say they had more energy than when they ate meat, but if that’s not you, then lack of protein is a probable cause.

Muscle Weakness, Frequent Injuries and Slower Recovery If activity – strenuous or not – makes you feel weak, you may not be getting enough protein. Your muscles can’t repair themselves and you become weaker. Injury is easy and your recovery will be slow.

Muscles Look Flabby When you’re protein deficient, it’s not just your performance that suffers, your muscle appearance and size does too. Your body will take the protein it needs from your muscles – kind of like cannibalism.

Hair Falling Out Your body reserves protein for its most critical functions, and hair health is definitely not crucial to live. Your body will stop using valuable protein on your hair and nails.

Do YOU Need More Protein?

If you’re getting dietary advice that treats every body the same, you may be doing yourself an injustice.

When your body gets its required nutrients, it can clean, repair and maintain itself. Find your specific Metabolic Type to determine what foods contribute to your health. And which foods take away your well being.

Learn how to construct meals to build health instead of disease. Feeding your unique body type is the single most important principle that affects your maximum performance in all aspects of life.

Your journey to healing is unique to you ~ and so your diet should be too.

The Trouble with Soy (and nut) Protein

The main concern we have with ingesting large amounts of ANY nuts, seeds, legumes or grains that have not been soaked or sprouted is their phyto-estrogenic effect – a huge concern for women with breast cancer, and a serious problem for aging men, because it is feminizing them. That means that nut milk and other non-fermented seed products should be used rarely, not every day.

Additionally, phytates contained in most grains – but worst in soy – cause mineral absorption problems that lead to osteoporosis, thyroid, pancreas and liver issues, and the enzyme inhibitors found in un-sprouted seeds raise your risk for insulin complications.

Soy has a high content of glutamate. If you have any issues with MSG (monosodium glutamate), or if you would like to prevent cancer then stay away from soy.

Author: Ann-Louise Evanoff with Martin Pytela