Protein is a critical part of our diet, especially if you workout or want to look after your weight. More and more people are beginning to realise how important it is and why it’s worth increasing your intake of protein.
If you’re considering following a plant-based diet getting enough protein can seem like a bit of a challenge. Many of us get most of our protein from meat and dairy products, but as more and more people get interested in vegan and vegetarians diets the ever growing range of protein fortified foods means it’s getting ever easier.
Woah hang on a minute? More sugar in our protein bars? Stay with me.
Too much sugar is bad for you. That isn’t a news to anyone. Sugar, especially simple added sugars like refined (granulated, demerara etc) or high-fructose corn syrup can play havoc with your body composition, mood and energy levels, not to mention that over-consumption can lead to diabetes.
Whether it’s low sugar protein bars (like our own bar) or high protein flapjack bars, the latest trend is ‘low-sugar’, and not without good reason. These low sugar bars typically contain 2 grams of sugar or less and around 20 grams of protein. As a post workout or dieting snack they offer a few convenient health benefits and are perfect for popping in your bag when you’re rushing around.
With the upcoming release of our latest product, the Millionaire Crunch we think it’s the right time to explore the differences between vegan protein and whey based products. Is one better than the other and is there a reason for you to consider moving towards plant-based products and away from whey?
Protein Powders and protein bars are an undeniably convenient way to increase your protein intake which is especially important for health-conscious individuals, athletes and dieters.
Over the last few years veganism has experienced massive growth with a rise of nearly 600% in the US and UK between the years of 2014 and 2017. This takes the number of vegans from 1% of the population to around 6%. While 6% isn’t a huge amount of the population, it’s big enough not to be ignored, especially when you consider that even among non-vegans there is a growing interest in vegan nutrition.