What You Need to Know About Pea Protein

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For vegetarians and vegans, it can be challenging to find an awesome protein powder – especially if you’re also trying to avoid the controversial protein soy! While it might seem like your options are limited, there are other amazing plant-based proteins besides soy. Rice, hemp, and pea proteins are all excellent choices. Pea protein especially is an excellent choice, and here’s why: What is pea protein and how is it made? As the name implies, pea protein is made from dried peas. What’s in pea protein? Pea protein, by nature of being a plant, has a high amount of fiber. As far as protein goes, pea protein has an amino acid profile similar to whey protein. Its balanced amino acid profile meets the WHO’s requirements for adults. Nutritionally, pea protein is also a good source of iron. What are the benefits of pea protein? A newer addition to the protein playing field, pea protein is still being researched for all of its health benefits. A few documented benefits of pea protein are… • Fiber content helps lower cholesterol • It’s a low-allergy food • Makes an excellent workout recovery protein • Peas are more likely to be non-GMO than other plant-based proteins such as soy (you should still check the label to make sure, though) • Aids in weight loss by lowering ghrelin levels • Keeps you feeling full by delaying gastric emptying • Naturally cholesterol and fat free • It’s compatible with many different diets, from vegetarian to vegan to gluten-free • Supports a healthy digestive tract


310 Shake Vegan

 Does 310 Shake use Pea Protein? Yes, in both of our shake formulas!

310 Shake: While we love our Tri-Plex™ protein combo, we still add pea protein to our regular shake formula. Ghrelin is a hormone your stomach secretes signaling to your brain that you’re hungry. Pea protein has been proven to suppress this hormone. This combined with pea protein’s effect at delaying gastric emptying means you stay feeling full for longer.

310 Vegan Shake: Pea protein plays a starring role in our Vegan shake formula. While pea protein has a great amino acid profile, it doesn’t contain all of the essential amino acids. However, we combine our pea protein with rice and hemp proteins, which make our vegan shake formula a complete protein. We put research and time into creating shake formulas that are made from only the best ingredients so they can effectively accomplish the goal of helping you lose weight. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to animal-based protein, give our Vegan Shake a try. It tastes delicious and will help you get the nutrition you need.


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