In modern times, many people have thought about going vegan, cutting meats and animal products out of their diet.
The reasons for such a lifestyle change vary but range from general health applications to moral and animal rights activism.
Regardless of what your reasons are for such a decision, the fact is that there are many nutritional elements in one’s diet that will need to be replaced or supplemented if one is to eliminate animal products from their platter.
Many methods and ideas on how to successfully accomplish perfect health on a vegan diet exist, but care must be taken in exercising any of these options, as the wrong practices can result in various
deficiencies. The most prominent deficiency that emerges from switching to a vegan diet is that of protein.
The matter is pretty straightforward: if you are going to cut out one of your largest sources of protein, it will need to be replaced, and it will need to be accomplished wisely.
What may work best for one, however, may not be the best choice for another, as each body type and individual’s needs may vary drastically.
One instance in which this is very pronounced is the difference between the ideal protein intake and how it differs between men and women.
Plenty of products and publications market protein powders and supplements to men, but this article focuses particularly on which options are most viable for women.
Before we get into that, however, we feel it is important to provide a few additional considerations for selecting which protein supplement will best suit your needs.
Just because something is marketed as a health product does not always mean it is healthy.
Many of these products are made with highly processed chemicals, preservatives, GMO products, refined sugars etc. It is important to investigate each product carefully to ensure that the ingredients are made of quality, non-GMO, and organic elements.
Another consideration is the actual nutritional content. Many products on the market are made up of mostly filler or useless ingredients that do no good. Others are expensive and boast to be chalked full of large amounts of nutritional compounds, but overlook the fact that the human body can only absorb so much of any given element in one serving, effectively contributing your hard earned money to nothing but expensive urine.
Finding a product that is intelligently balanced and cost-efficient is what is recommended. This topic – of course – is one that could be discussed on an in-depth and lengthy level, so in the interest of conciseness, here we will evaluate the options which we feel to be the top three.
Made from 100% organic sprouted brown rice, this non-GMO protein powder is Gluten-free, lactose-free, soy free and hypo allergenic. It’s free from any animal products and is a fantastic option for those with a sensitive diet. On the flip side it packs 24.15g of protein per serve so is bound to meet the requirements of most ladies at the gym.
Pea protein is another amazing plant based protein for ladies in the gym.
Suitable for ladies with a vegan or vegetarian diet, there is a massive 90g of protein in every 100g and 27g of protein per serve.
Pea protein is a great low allergy option as it’s suitable for those who are intolerant to wheat and gluten.
Soy protein is the closest vegetable protein to resemble meat proteins.
With 88g of protein per 100g, soy protein isolate is a great nondairy alternative for your protein shake.
Our soy protein is free from any GMO’s which is important to remember when you’re looking at soy products.
This is by no means a complete list of plant sourced proteins. There are many other options out there like carob protein.
When it comes to plant-based proteins it’s definitely worth trying out different types with different flavours to see which one works best for you.