Whey, Plant, Or Vegan Proteins – Which Is Right For You?

Whey, Plant, Or Vegan Proteins – Which Is Right For You?

Just how important is protein in our diets? Regardless of which diet you choose to follow, protein is essential. Protein is a component of every cell in the human body. Your hair and nails are made almost entirely of protein and your body uses protein to build muscle, to restore tissues, and to produce enzymes, hormones, and other important biochemicals.

Protein can be found in both animal and plant-based foods. So, how much protein do you actually need in your daily diet? According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the daily protein recommendation for adults is just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight. Or, to put that in perspective, for a 140-pound person, that means about 50 grams of protein is needed each day.

For over 20 years, Biochem has been a leader in creating cutting-edge protein powders that are highly regarded for quality, purity and taste. The company offers a variety of whey, plant, and vegan proteins to cater to any diet or wellness goals.

Which Protein Is Best For You?

Whey, Plant, or Vegan? All three are unique in their attributes and provide the body with important nutrients.

  • Whey Protein – One of the primary proteins found in dairy products, whey is a byproduct of the cheese-making process. Whey protein contains all nine of the essential amino acids, or EAAs, your body needs but cannot produce itself.
  • The EAAs found in whey help support muscle tissue. Whey IsolateProtein – one of Biochem’s cutting-edge products – is a great, tasty way to add this important protein to your diet. Biochem partners with American farmers to source their whey protein from grass fed cows, using only non-GMO ingredients.

According to a study by the Harvard Medical School, researchers found that people who consumed extra protein (including a whey protein powder drink) at breakfast had lower blood sugar levels and reduced appetite later in the day compared with those consuming less protein.

  • Plant Protein – A common misconception about a plant-based diet is that it is lacking in protein. Not only is this untrue, but plant-based proteins provide some amazing health benefits as reported in a 2020 Cleveland Clinic Plants are low in saturated fat, free of cholesterol, and rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

In order to get all the EAAs required on a daily basis, you will need to consume a mix of plant proteins. Plant-based protein powder may be the answer to help you achieve a good balance. Biochem’s 100% Plant Protein, developed by our nutrition research team, has a complete amino acid profile and has some DNA verified ingredients.

The health benefits of a plant-based diet cannot be overstated. In addition to supporting your immune system, plant proteins’ essential nutrients support all cells in the body.

  • Vegan Protein – Like plant proteins, you may have to do a little planning to balance a vegan plate and ensure you get enough protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12. The Harvard School of Medicine published an article in 2020 addressing the nutritional needs of those on a vegan diet. By focusing on foods that are rich in protein, healthy fats, and calcium, your body will get the nutrients it requires.

Adding a protein blend to your diet can also help you meet your daily needs. Biochem’s proprietary organic 100% Vegan Protein is a delicious blend made from pea, hemp seed, and cranberry proteins. With each serving delivering 20 grams of protein, you can be assured of receiving a good portion of your daily requirements.

While nature offers us sustainable, pure protein, science provides emerging tech and rigorous testing. Biochem takes the best of nature and science to formulate protein powders, whether they are whey, plant or vegan, that provide pure, effective supplements to help you achieve your best life.

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