by Charles Weller February 02, 2017
Your body needs protein for survival. Amino acids — the building blocks of protein — are necessary for everything from immune function, metabolism and weight management to muscle repair, growth, development and performance. There’s also research that shows protein helps you feel alert, as well as more satiated for a longer period of time. The common types of protein powders fall into two categories: animal-based protein (casein, whey and egg) and plant-based protein (rice, pea, hemp, sacha inchi, potato, etc.).
What are the differences between traditional whey protein and plant-based protein? Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese manufacturing process and is the liquid that is left behind after milk is curdled and strained. Since whey protein is derived from milk, lactose intolerance is one of the most common side effects from consuming whey protein. Whey protein is a common allergen and can affect the immune system of individuals who may be allergic to it. Whey proteins are also notorious for causing bloating which is a symptom of the body’s inability to digest it. Symptoms related to digestive issues include abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea.
Whey Protein Is Acidic
Whey protein is high in sulphur-based amino acids. This means that whey protein is acid forming which can cause significant calcium loss and weakening of the bones known as osteoporosis. Since over-consumption of whey protein leads to increased acidity and lowered pH of the blood, it is believed that this may give rise to various kidney disorders. Bottom line is, whey protein is inherently unhealthy and leads to inflammation in the body due to its acidic nature.
Plant-Based Protein is Alkalizing
Plant-based protein, on the other hand, is a much easier digestible source of protein for humans without the side effects associated with whey protein. Plant protein is perfectly packaged along with an abundance of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber—all critical components for optimal health and disease prevention. Blended plant-based protein provides a full spectrum of amino acids through complementary sources and is alkaline forming in the body. In other words, plant-based protein is healthy and is a much smarter alternative to traditional whey protein powders.
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