Whether you follow a vegan diet, you are lactose intolerant or you’re trying to make small changes to benefit the environment, you might want to choose the ‘No Whey Box’ vegan protein range. Just like whey protein, vegan protein blends do exactly the same – help to build and repair muscles, as well as increasing satiety.
The ‘No Whey Box’ range is made by combining pea protein isolate with white hemp protein, both of which are great plant protein sources. Peas are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. Due to the combination of their protein and fibre content, they are extremely satiating, which helps to keep your appetite under control, preventing over-eating.
Adding a sachet of the vegan protein into your morning bowl of porridge or smoothie will help you to feel a lot fuller, which will help to reduce the temptation to dive into the biscuit tin mid-morning. As well as being a complete protein source, hemp protein (ground down hemp seeds) provide the protein blend with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, as well as iron, zinc, vitamin E and B vitamins – all essential nutrients for long-term health.
The vegan sachets are packed full of fibre, which is linked to a number of health benefits. Fibre is so important for a healthy gut, as well as being protective against some chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Fibre also helps to control blood sugar levels and lower total blood cholesterol.
Another unique component of the vegan range is the addition of flaxseeds, which are packed with nutrients. Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which as mentioned previously are beneficial to heart health. The particular omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid found in flaxseeds has been linked to a reduction in inflammation in the arteries, which ultimately reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart attacks and strokes.
Furthermore, the high fibre content of flaxseeds can help contribute to reducing total blood cholesterol, again supporting heart health. They are also a plant-based protein source, as well as containing B vitamins. A fantastic supplement to your diet – on its own as a shake, blended into a smoothie, stirred into porridge or used in baking! Check out the Wheybox Instagram for more recipe ideas!