Pea Protein: The little pea that packs a punch!

Get one more veggie in that smoothie this morning with some added Pea Protein. This is great for those who are perhaps not super keen on getting straight into heavy protein powders and are looking to have added nutritional benefits. Here’s the top ten benefits of pea protein and how it can help your body. Pulsin Protein powder is available at all Frame studios.

1. Pea Protein Powder Is Hypoallergenic
Drinking whey,egg, and even soy protein powders daily for extended periods of time can sometimes lead to the development of an allergy or intolerance. This is caused by the protein and other ingredients in these shakes. When you develop an allergy to them you end up feeling bloated, gassy, nauseous or worse after drinking a shake. This quickly makes them intolerable.

Pea protein powder, on the other hand doesn’t have any allergenic ingredients. This makes it a great protein to rotate into your routine to decrease the risk of developing an allergy to the other shakes you enjoy without sacrificing any benefits.

2. Pea Protein Powder Is High in BCAAs
Studies show a diet rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) can help keep your body in a muscle building state throughout the day, decrease belly fat, keep your full longer between meals, energise your workouts, and much more.

3. Pea Protein Powder Is Easily Digested
It isn’t likely to make you feel gassy or bloated after drinking a shake. Another benefit is that the amino acids it contains are easily absorbed and put to work. The same can’t be said for other plant based proteins like soy which is difficult to digest and not utilized by your body nearly as well.
4. Pea Protein Is 100% Vegan
Are you a vegetarian or vegan or just looking for an animal free protein to eat on Meatless Mondays? If you answer yes to any of these questions than pea protein powder is a good choice. It’s only ingredient other than small amounts of flavorings and sweeteners are yellow peas.

5. Pea Protein Is Lactose Free
While whey protein isolate is pretty much lactose free, some of you cannot tolerate the small amount it sometimes contains. Pea protein is a great substitute. It is completely free of lactose, the sugar found in some types of whey protein powder that causes those of you who are intolerant to it to feel bloated and gassy.

6. Pea Protein Powder Is Rich In Protein
A high quality pea protein powder has about 25 grams in every scoop. This is the same amount found in a high quality whey protein powder.

7. Pea Protein Powder Mixes Easily In Water
There’s nothing worse than a protein shake that doesn’t mix properly or blend with your smoothie. Due to the way it’s processed a high quality pea protein powder doesn’t have this problem. As long as you use about 12 ounces of water, all it takes are a couple of shakes with your shaker bottle to get a smooth, easy to drink protein shake.

8. Pea Protein Powder Helps You Stay Full
Studies show that drinking pea protein powder activates the release of hormones in your body that keep you feeling full between meals. This makes it great to drink as a meal replacement or when you are dieting to lose weight.

9. Pea Protein Powder Is Low In Carbohydrates
If you follow a low carbohydrate diet you don’t have to worry about pea protein powders ruining your day. Every scoop has about 2 grams of carbohydrates, making it okay to drink when you’re limiting carbs.You also get about 2 grams of fiber per scoop which limits the blood sugar stimulating effects on the carbs that are in every shake.

10. Pea Protein Powder Is Gluten free
If you have a gluten intolerance or need to avoid eating it for any other reason, pea protein powder is safe to drink. Every scoop is gluten free and packed with healthy, muscle building protein.

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