Plant-Based Proteins Pack a Punch
Meat isn’t the only source of protein – just ask the more than 375 million vegetarians in the world. Plant-based and dairy-free protein options are not just for vegetarians or vegans either; they are for anyone looking for nutrients to support weight loss and positive lifestyle goals and to maintain or increase lean muscle mass.
Amino acids are the building blocks the body uses to create lean muscle, and the body gets these amino acids from food. But, getting that protein exclusively from large quantities of meat is not the answer. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies show that people who consume large amounts of processed and red meats usually have poorer health outcomes. While high-quality sources of red meat and other animal proteins can be part of a healthy diet, the key is balance.
The Power of Plants
An alternative to this meat overload is plant-based protein. Plant-based proteins have been shown to support healthy lifestyles, and many plants have the added benefit of high-fiber content. Consuming fiber helps the digestive system work properly. Plus, another benefit of fiber is that it promotes satiety and fullness.
Isagenix has simple, nutrient-dense options for fueling the body with plant-based protein. Dairy-free IsaLean Shakes and Bars are protein packed (between 19 to 24 grams per serving) and specifically designed to support weight management, lean muscle growth, and a healthy lifestyle. What’s more is that they will make your tastebuds sing (to the tune of Vanilla Chai, Rich Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut Almond, and others). When Isagenix created these products, the goal was to match the amino acid profile as closely as possible to that of whey protein.
Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, or simply someone who wants more balance in their protein intake, plant-based protein options have endless benefits and will introduce new delicious flavors to your menu.
Kale Yeah, Baby!
Ready to hop on the plant parade? Here are some simple swaps that will fuel your body and fill your belly.
- Trade the traditional beef in tacos for for a delicious black bean, brown rice, and corn medley.
- Swap your turkey sandwich for a flavor-packed veggie and hummus wrap.
- Love chicken stir-fry? Trade chicken for tofu to get a similar flavor and texture with healthy benefits.
- Ditch your standard steak for a savory mushroom burger.