Are you going to be one of the 8% successful in achieving your New Year’s Resolution? A study by the University of Scranton, as published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (link: http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/), showed that more people make fitness and weight resolutions each year than watch the Super Bowl. So how can you ensure success with a goal when so many others fail?
Maintaining a healthy weight is the result of many factors: exercise, eating healthy, high-quality sleep, body chemistry, etc. We’ll cover several topics within the “eating healthy” category here on this blog over the next several months, but one macronutrient that is often overlooked for maintaining a healthy weight is protein.
High-quality protein can help you maintain a healthy muscle mass and body composition—fat-to-muscle ratio. All proteins are comprised of amino acids, the building blocks of life, as muscles, skin, hair, tendons, and cartilage are all made of amino acids.
Amino acids have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries. They are furthermore essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue, especially in the muscles, bones, skin and hair as well as for the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism.
Your body can produce some amino acids on its own, but there are nine essential amino acids that you can only get from the foods you eat. High-quality proteins, whether plant or animal-based, will contain all nine essential amino acids to be considered a complete protein.
Protein can stabilize your blood sugar by slowing the release of sugars from foods into the bloodstream. Protein also slows down digestion, helping you feel full longer. Additionally, protein can aid in muscle recovery, so protein pre- or post-workout is essential.
Our plant-based protein is made with pea, hemp, and chia, three sources of great protein. With these, you get a protein that is easily digestible and absorbable while containing:
• All nine essential amino acids—a complete protein
• Essential fatty acids, including an ideal omega-3 to omega-6 ratio
Add a scoop or two of our plant protein to your next bowl or smoothie, especially if you’re heading to the gym. Or pick up a bag for smoothies you make at home! You can get a bag of plant-based protein at any Bowl of Heaven location, or you can head over to our online shop and order to get started!