- Weight loss: plant-based proteins are typically lower in calories than animal-based proteins
- Digestion: they are also high in fibre, which animal protein lacks, making them easy for the body to digest
- Bonus vitamins and minerals: plants are packed with antioxidants and nutrients, giving plant-based proteins an extra boost in goodness
Harmful effects of animal proteins Aside from plant-based proteins providing these benefits, there is evidence that shows consuming too much meat can have harmful side effects and is linked to serious diseases such as cancer and obesity. Properties commonly found in meat such as high levels of saturated fat and Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) increase the potential of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, processed meats contain nitrates and sugar that have been added for flavour, causing them to be labelled by the World Health Organization as cancer-causing substances. Sources of plant-based protein Unsure of where to find sources of plant-based protein? It’s a lot simpler than you might think. Common foods such as almond butter, chia seeds, quinoa, lentils and black beans are all high in protein and easy to incorporate into your diet. If these don’t work for you or you need an extra boost, our product RELOAD is a rich source of protein that supports recovery and performance. Purchase a tub online or at participating gyms.