In the Kitchen with Clean Protein

Q: Why is everyone talking about plant based protein?
An alternative source to meat and whey, plant based protein has numerous environmental and health benefits that are catching people’s attention (including ours!). For starters, it’s highly sustainable and gentle on the planet. It’s also packed with healthy, essential nutrients and low in calories. Finally, a diet rich in plants is associated with many health advantages, including lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart disease. 

Q: How much protein should I be eating in a day?
Figuring out the answer to this requires a little bit of math. Although the amount of protein that should be consumed varies from person to person, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which lists the minimum amount you need to maintain a healthy diet, is 0.36 grams per pound of body weight per day. So an average woman weighing 140 lbs and an average man weighing 180 lbs will need 50.4g and 64.8g of daily protein respectively

Q: What does protein do for me?
Besides keeping us fuller for longer, including protein in our diet is essential as it provides the building blocks for healthy muscles and tissue. Unlike carbohydrates, our body doesn’t store protein, so we must continue to replenish it daily. 

Q: Why choose Clean Protein?
Clean Eating has become one of the hottest food trends in recent years, but many followers are confused by the conflicting information available. However what everyone appears to agree upon is that at the core of ‘clean-eating’ is choosing foods which are as close to nature as possible, with minimal processing. 

Steven Walton (GM of research firm HealthFocus International) believes that the “genesis of clean eating comes from a ‘reason to reject’ mindset that sparked avoidance of herbicides, artificial preservatives and additives, as well as pursuit of transparency and recognizable ingredients. It’s not about weight loss or looking good on the beach, it’s about eating whole foods and avoiding artificial, chemically processed offerings.” (Food Dive)

Q: Why choose Clean Protein?
At Happy Planet, clean means no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives as well as being non-GMO certified. And as every serve of Clean Protein contains 10g of dairy free, plant protein, it’s an easy and delicious way to consume more protein and keep your hunger pangs at bay. After all life’s better when you’re happy, not hangry. 

Available in three mouth-watering flavours: Banana Cashew, Fair Trade Chocolate & Coconut, and Creamy Vanilla, it’s a smoothie so delicious, it makes eating clean feel like a treat! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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