Great Lent
Lent is the longest and certainly the most important for Orthodox Christians annual multi-day fast. It lasts 49 days, 7 spring weeks, and takes place at different times, since its…

Continue reading →

About vegetarian sausage
Sausage is the most beloved and consumed product by Russians, alas. Alas, because it is impossible to attribute traditional sausage to healthy food products to any degree. Nevertheless, the consumption…

Continue reading →

Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition
Surprisingly, a lot of people have no idea how to eat. All other species on Earth do not experience such difficulties. Our ancestors must also have known what was, until…

Continue reading →

I need protein

Proteins are an absolutely irreplaceable nutritional factor, they are the main plastic material in the construction and renewal of all cells and tissues of the body, are indispensable in the immune status and energy balance. All enzymes that play a major role in metabolism are proteins. About 450 g of protein are involved in metabolism daily. About ¾ of them return again – to the synthesis of their own tissues and substances of protein nature, but ¼ part is lost during this exchange. It is this loss that determines the magnitude of a person’s need for protein replenishment.

The daily protein intake is 0.8 g per 1 kg of body weight, i.e. on average, it is from 50 to 120 g of protein per day. With an active lifestyle, it is necessary to consume 1-2.5 grams of protein per day per 1 kg of body weight. It is believed that people who are professionally involved in certain sports (bodybuilding, long-distance running) get a positive effect if they use an additional amount of protein. With a small sports load (swimming, aerobics), it is enough to use the daily protein intake. In this case, at least half of this daily allowance should be made up of complete proteins, which include all 9 essential amino acids. There is also an upper level – this is 2.5 g of protein per 1 kg of body weight – the body simply cannot absorb a larger amount, and undigested proteins are toxic. In addition, excessive consumption of proteins (especially of animal origin) causes a significant load on the liver, kidneys and metabolism in general.

A lack of protein in the diet is fraught with a lot more negative consequences. Unlike glucose and fat, a small reserve of protein is possible in the body, and if it is supplied with insufficient amounts of food, in a day the body will use protein from muscle tissue, thereby destroying it. Lack of protein leads to pathological conditions associated with hormonal imbalance, deficiency of enzymatic systems; food dystrophy develops, a violation of brain activity, a violation of the functions of other systems and organs. Protein deficiency adversely affects the body of children, they lag behind in physical and mental development.

Increased protein intake is needed by many consumer groups. These are primarily children, especially during periods of intensive growth, professional athletes and amateur athletes (see the article I am an athlete), postoperative patients during the rehabilitation period, as well as elderly people whose diet is low in protein.

Any source of protein has its drawbacks. For example, all types of animal meat and dairy products, as well as eggs, contain a rather large amount of low-useful saturated fats and cholesterol, the protein of cereal crops is mostly not complete, legumes are rich in high-grade protein, but contain many oligosugars, causing some discomfort in the digestive tract. That is why an ideal additional source of complete protein, in addition to the main diet, is isolated proteins (proteins) containing more than 90% protein and obtained by the methods of deep processing of raw materials.

Currently, the industry has mastered the commercial production of several types of isolated proteins from animal and vegetable raw materials. The main ones are sodium caseinate (the main protein of milk), gluten (wheat protein) and soy protein. All of them are almost complete proteins, which are very widely used in absolutely all sectors of the food industry. But competent consumers can certainly use these proteins to adjust their own diet, as well as the level of protein intake in the menu of their children and elderly parents. Protein can be added to any cereal, drink or cocktail. Protein shakes based on vegetable milk or juices with the addition of soft fruits (banana, kiwi, mango, apricot) or berries (strawberries, blueberries, blueberries) are especially good.

The following types of proteins are presented in our catalog:

Soy Protein “Jay”

Sunflower protein

Organic Hemp Protein

You should also pay special attention to such sources of high-grade soy protein, containing the minimum amount of fat, like all types of Tofu and all types of soy meat (Soy goulash, Soy minced meat and Soy schnitzel). They can not only diversify your diet, but also significantly enrich it with a complete protein.

Rise at 5 in the morning, ice baths and a vegetarian diet: how I led a healthy lifestyle for a year
In early 2017, I could not get out of bed. January has just begun, and I no longer kept the New Year’s promise to go to the gym again because…

...

Vegetarian Facts
-Approximately one quarter of the world's population follows a vegetarian diet. - Vegetarians live longer and get sick less often because they get more vitamins, minerals, fiber and unsaturated fats.…

...

What are cocoa beans good for?
Although cocoa beans are historically native to South America, the story of their cultivation begins in Central America. Archaeological finds of vessels with traces of theobromine suggest the use of…

...

10 alternative foods for a healthy diet and quick weight loss
1. White rice → Quinoa Useful Products: Quinoa 100 g of quinoa contains Quinoa, cooked 4.4 g of pure protein - and this is more than Quinoa - a Review…

...