BENEFITS OF HEMP PROTEIN
There are so many reasons why we absolutely love our Matcha + Hemp Raw Protein! Not only is hemp protein the best tasting of all the proteins out there, it is also one of the most complete, nutritious and "raw" plant-based proteins too. Explore the amazing health benefits of hemp seed protein below :)
IT'S SUPER DELISH
Forget that dreaded powdery and starchy texture of other protein powders you have tried, because hemp protein tastes nothing like that! Hemp protein is made from hulled hemp seeds that have had the oil removed, leaving behind a nutty and earthy mixture that is rich in fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. Hemp protein has a light and earthy flavour and is a match made in heaven with our organic matcha powder.
COMPLETE PROTEIN SOURCE
Hemp protein is one of the most complete of all plant proteins providing all 20 amino acids, including 9 essential amino acids that the body, muscle and organs need to repair and regenerate themselves. Hemp protein is also especially rich in the amino acid arginine, which is required for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
Hemp protein is highly digestible. Analysis of hemp protein meal shows digestibility of between 83% and 92%. This means most of the hemp proteins are absorbed by our guts :)
HIGH IN MINERALS
Hemp protein meal is rich in many essential minerals including magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc and iron. These minerals are required for healthy functioning of the body as well as tissue repair. Our hemp protein is especially high in magnesium, an important mineral that assists in the support of heart health and in the building of strong muscles and bones.
A scoop (20g) of our Matcha + Hemp Raw Protein blend contains:
Amount Per 20g serving
% of RDI (adult women)
SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBRE
Hemp protein meal is a good source of dietary fibre. A diet high in dietary fibre has been shown to reduce the risk of heart diseases, obesity and diabetes by lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar level. Dietary fibre also helps to prevent gut diseases and conditions including acid reflux, ulcers and inflammation, constipation and hemorrhoids. A scoop (20g) of our Matcha + Hemp Raw Protein blend provides close to 20% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of dietary fibre for adult Australian women.
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