Plant-based proteins are more than just a trend. The rising demand for these types of products is a reflection, among other things, of an increasingly health-conscious consumer.
While soy may be the king of plant-based proteins, it certainly isn’t the only option in the market.
Here are a few popular soy alternatives:
Pea protein supplies adequate amounts of 8 of the 9 essential amino acids that a healthy body requires. Like other proteins, it is also very effective for helping you feel satiated, thus helping to curb cravings.
Quinoa has a higher protein content than other grains such as corn or barley. This protein can be extracted from the quinoa and concentrated into a powder form, which is usually found as part of a plant-protein blend that may also contain protein from pea, rice or seeds such as sesame or hemp.
Rice is best known for being rich in carbohydrates. However, it also contains a considerable amount of high-quality protein, which can also be concentrated into the form of a protein powder. One study also shows that, for those who love resistance training, consuming rice protein after exercise is as effective as milk-based whey protein in supporting exercise performance.
These plant proteins do not contain dairy or lactose, making them a viable option for people with some of the most common allergies.
Essential Nutrition for Your Select Needs
As part of our continued commitment to supporting personalized nutrition and providing more options to consumers, Herbalife Nutrition has launched Formula 1 Select.
This provides consumers with protein source alternatives. Here’s how it supports personalised needs:
Certified vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association.
Certified kosher and gluten free.
No artificial flavours or sweeteners.
Formulated with an easily digestible blend of pea, rice and quinoa proteins to help sustain energy, satisfying hunger and supporting weight management.
Contains 21 vitamins and minerals.
Nutrition shouldn’t just be healthy; it should be personalised too, which is why we continue to offer choices that support various wellness needs.
Source: I Am Herbalife Nutrition