Proteins that originate from plant souces

Let’s discover together plant proteins.

KeForma has been always searching for innovative and high quality ingredients and that is why Vegan friendly proteins have been formulated.

The American Dietetic Association has established that carefully planned vegetarian or vegan diets are healthy, nutritional and also ideal in preventing illnesses.

Well planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals of all stages of the life, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, early and late childhood, adolescence and athletes. (J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 109: 1266-1282)

Anthropology, the study of human evolution, has highlighted how man’s dietary habits have affected his relationship with nature.

Researchers claim that originally the man was a simple gatherer who fed himself with what grew naturally. This possibly means he was vegan.

As man evolved he started to hunt and that is when he became a nomad, following the animals in order to find enough food and at the same time gathering all the food he could find between one hunting session and another.

During this era, man changed from being vegan to omnivorous even if meat and other foods were not eaten in large quantities, this protected him from illnesses connected to an excessive consumption of food (see obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes).

Later, he discovered farming and agriculture becoming a top consumer of cereals and animal derivatives which brought to an excessive consumption of food, bad habits that unfortunately are replicated during the third millennium. Humans perfected their social and cultural behaviours forgetting the real purpose of food: to nourish.

Plant proteins

Nowadays, when considering our daily food consumption and by analyzing the type of food we eat, the “western” population can be easily labeled carnivorous, hiding behind an omnivorous mask.

This type of diet causes problems like air pollution and illnesses (obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes).

KeForma cannot save the world nor it’s population from this threat, but in it’s own small way, the objective is to offer a series of solutions that can at least improve our diet.

VEG PROTEIN 100%

VEG PROTEIN 100% is a new addition to the protein field made up of only three vegetable sources: soya, rice and peas. Let’s remember that during pea cultivation the use of damaging nitrogen fertilizers is not needed because peas utilize their own natural nitrogen during growth.

This protein mix results in an excellent organic value thanks to the proteic compensation that results by combining different vegetable sources. The lack of lysine and tryptophan amino acids within cereal proteins are counterbalanced by legume proteins which are lacking methionine and cysteine.

VEG PROTEIN 100% contains rice proteins renowned for their highest organic value together with oats and rye when compared to other main cereals (corn and wheat) or less common cereals (khorasan, barley, spelt and millet). Rice proteins do not contain gluten and this allows VEG PROTEIN 100% to be a great dairy and gluten free product. It’s specifically designed for those who suffer from these common food intolerances.

These proteins are easy to digest, free from most common allergens, and guarantee a high amino acid bioavailability. In other words, if there are no nutritional benefits from what we digest, a highly tolerable protein with great organic values is the best choice.

Vegan Protein is an innovative product derived not only from one vegetable protein (only soya, only rice, only peas, only hemp, etc.) but from a mixture of different protein sources that are absorbed faster in comparison to casein or albumin but still slower than whey proteins.

When to use them

These supplements are excellent post workout proteins thanks to their slow release properties.
This is a great alternative for diversifying an omnivorous protein diet an exceptional supplement for vegetarians and essential during post workout recovery for vegan athletes.

Dott. Lorenzo Bergami

www.lorenzobergami.it

Sources:
– American Dietetic Association, Position of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and athletic performance, J Am Diet Assoc 109(2009), pp. 509-527.
– A.M. Venderley and W.W. Campbell, Vegetarian diets: Nutritional considerations for athletes, Sports Med 36 (2006), pp. 295-305.
– Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Report of a Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Geneva, 28 January-1 February 2002.
– World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global perspective. Washington DC: AICR, 2007.
– Vegetable proteins for better dietary balance – C. LEFRANC & Al 2007.

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