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What You Need to Know About Protein

SANO Editorial 

Everyone knows that proteins are the building blocks of life that are important for skin, hair, muscle, cartilage, blood and bones. You might be eating enough protein in your daily diet, but are you consuming the correct kinds?

Proteins—considered long chains of amino acids—keep our metabolism running and energy levels high. Without enough diverse amino acids in your daily diet, you may become deficient in certain amino acids causing low energy, weight fluctuation, inability to gain lean muscle mass and mood swings.  

Advantage Protein. Protein consumption can cause increased satiety to a greater extent than carbohydrates or fats, so they can prevent overeating. They also prevent blood glucose spikes, which can balance energy levels and keep your appetite in check avoiding those late afternoon sweets cravings along with naturally balanced hormones. Proteins assist in warding off muscle loss that can result from a low-calorie diet, which makes certain proteins super foods for weight loss.

Not All Proteins are Created Equally. A “complete” or “whole” protein is a source of protein that contains adequate proportions of all nine amino acids that are required for human dietary needs.   These essential amino acids are needed to be consumed since our bodies can’t produce them ourselves. SANO’s vegan plant-based proteins not only contain 20 grams of protein, but include a complete amino acid profile.

Whole(foods) or Bust. Because we all live on-the-go, busy lifestyles, sometimes we can’t always receive our protein sources from real food. Don’t worry, at SANO we got you covered with our organic protein powders that are made up of clean vegan  raw whole foods. Our plant-based proteins include all nine essential amino acids, are rich in fiber, contain no sugar, and are available in decadent rich vanilla and chocolate flavors.

No Whey. The least expensive and most ubiquitous form of a protein supplement is whey. Whey protein derives from milk, which creates a health problem for those who have lactose intolerant allergies or intolerances. Manufactures of whey-based protein supplements often mask the powders with cheaply added preservatives, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors. SANO’s plant-based protein powders contain only the cleanest and purest whole food protein sources with no additives or fillers.

Soy You Later. Approximately 95% of the soy that is consumed by Americans is bad for us. The issue with soy is most soy today contains something called phytoestrogens, which are estrogen mimickers in the body. If you’re a male consuming extra estrogen, it’s going to give you more feminine characteristics. If you’re a woman consuming foods that increase estrogen levels, it’s going to increase your risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and other hormone imbalance-related disorders. Another criticism of late has been that soy is produced through genetic modification. Luckily, SANO’s plant-based protein is soy-free and non-GMO.

Decisions about your diet and lifestyle are important. So now that you are an informed consumer, be part of the SANO movement and pick up some of our organic plant-based protein today.

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