Vegan Nutrition 101 – Getting Enough Post-Workout Protein
Recovery is key, there’s no two ways about it. If you don’t properly recover from a workout then you won’t see the results you could have and future sessions will be impacted too. How effectively you recover can be influenced by a number of different things. For instance, something as simple as getting enough sleep can do far more than any pill ever could!
Protein has become the world’s most popular supplement, with seemingly everyone using or have used some kind of protein powder. But what is Protein? Why is it advantageous? Should you even take it? There is a lot of misinformation out there, so here is the one stop guide for all of your protein questions.
Snacking, what a wonderful world. The downfall of many, snacking can leave even the healthiest of diets in the dust as you chomp down on your ninth chocolate chip cookie… I’m not alone here, right… guys?
Protein. What is it good for? Well building muscle obviously! That’s right protein, undoubtedly the most popular health supplement powder in the world, chances are even your mum has thought about trying some. But what about for those lovely vegans?
For years meat and milk protein have ruled the roost, with Whey being the undisputed king of proteins. But for vegans Whey, Casein, Beef, and Egg protein are all out of bounds. They need a plant based alternative. Vegan proteins have arrived with a bang, more and more are popping up all the time promising to transform your body, but can you see the same results as with meat or milk based proteins?
Keeping your body weight down is important for reducing the long term effects of being overweight or obese. Healthy eating and cutting down consumption of saturated fats can reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.
Health and fitness is taking over the world, with more lose-weight gain-muscle-quick schemes, none of which actually work. But with good nutrition and hard work in the gym, you can lose weight.
BCAAs are the building blocks of protein and are essential whether you’re an average Joe or a competitive bodybuilder. But for vegans they are even more important thanks to the drawbacks of living on a vegan diet. Don’t be concerned if you are a vegan however, we’ve created this one stop guide to make sure you know everything you need to about the mysteries of Branched Chain Amino Acids.
The stigma around veganism is a thing of the past, with more and more moving away from animal products and taking the plunge to a plant based diet. But what about vegan runners? Well they’re going to be just fine.
There is a lot of assumed knowledge in the world of health and fitness, and a phrase that gets thrown around a lot is ‘complete protein’. But what exactly is a complete protein? And how can you get more into your diet?
Before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s keep it basic and look at what protein is. A protein is a macronutrient made up of amino acids. There are 20 amino acids which each have their own impact on important functions. Proteins contain these in abundance and have been shown to improve muscle growth, muscle mass, and muscle maintenance. This is mainly done through the amino acid Leucine.
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.