Getting enough protein is essential. The right amount per day will keep you feeling full, prevent sugar cravings, and allow you to build new muscle if you're exercising appropriately.
Protein is found in animal sources (meat, fish, eggs), and in many plant sources. A good balance of these is essential, with many health experts believing that less animal protein in our diets is better. Some believe that too much animal protein creates an acidic environment in the body; humans function optimally when we are alkaline. The body will do everything it can to counter acidity, including release stored minerals from our bones to bring us back to the correct level. In turn, this can create Osteoporosis and other health problems.
Natural forms of protein are preferable, so for those who wish to supplement our diets with a protein powder, we must choose carefully. Many protein powders on the market are full of artificial sweeteners and chemicals, substances which can disrupt the many complex processes in the body. Whey protein (from dairy) is most commonly used, and while this may be fine for some, it is not an option for people who lactose intolerant or vegan. Whey can also cause bloating and discomfort even for those of use who aren't intolerant.
Enter Sun Warrior Protein Powder. This beautiful plant-based powder is a raw, rice protein extract, and is low in fat and carbohydrates. Not only does it provide an alkaline, vegan protein option, it is full of vitamins and minerals. It is sweetened with Stevia, a natural sweetener derived from a plant.
Sun Warrior comes in natural, vanilla, and chocolate flavours, and is perfect to add to a smoothie, oats, baking, or simply in a shake with water or almond milk.
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