Plant Protein Powder Mix
Everyone is well aware of the importance of protein - especially for muscle growth. But proteins do so much more in our body. They assist in the fabrication of hormones, enzymes and antibodies to name a few. Well-formed hormones are essential for a vast number of functions; muscle repair and preservation during exertion are just two. One task of enzymes is to extract nutrients from food so that the body can make use of them. Antibodies shield the body from bacteria and viral infections.
Best plant-based protein sources:
Leafy green vegetables
Seeds (especially hemp)
The amino acid levels vary in all protein sources. By synergistically selecting complementary sources and amounts, we can achieve what is known as a flatline profile. The flatline profile of properly combined amino acids is an indicator that all amino acids are being met in substantial quantities and is a broad-spectrum source of protein.
How to achieve a complete Protein Powder:
Hemp protein is complete by itself, but there is still room for improvement. Because it is relatively low in the essential amino acid tryptophan, hemp protein is nicely complemented by rice protein. Prominent in rice protein, tryptophan helps the body fabricate serotonin. With more readily available serotonin in the system, mood will be elevated, resulting in fewer sugar and starch cravings.
Relatively hard to find in the plant kingdom, the amino acid lysine is exceptionally high in yellow pea protein. An essential amino acid, lysine is critical in the body's production of enzymes, antibodies and hormones. The ability to absorb calcium is also reliant on the presence of lysine in the diet. During times of augmented stress, eating lysine-rich foods will help maintain lean muscle tissue.
Complete Plant Protein Mix:
2 parts HEMP Protein
2 parts YELLOW PEA Protein
1 part BROWN RICE Protein
This combination of hemp, pea and rice protein is not only complete, it is complementary and synergistic, structured better than any single protein source can ever be. I'm using at least 2 tablespoons of this protein mix daily in my smoothies. You can also easily add the powder in baked goods, deserts and salads for an extra protein source.