Adequate intake of protein is important to maintaining good health.
Protein provides building blocks for our bones, muscles, skin, cartilage and blood.
It also helps us make enzymes that keep our bodies functioning.
Protein calories are the most filling calories so in this way protein can help us maintain a health weight.
The Smoothie Essentials Protein Blend contains both whey and soy proteins with all eight essential amino acids and it provides 5 grams of protein in each scoop.
Soy is a subtropical plant, native to Asia, that was introduced to the Europe in the 1700s and to the United States in the 1800s. It contains protein, isoflavones and fiber, which are commonly considered to have health benefits. In addition to its protein benefits, people use soy products to prevent or treat a variety of health conditions, including
- high cholesterol levels
- menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes
- memory problems
- high blood pressure
- breast cancer
- prostate cancer
Whey protein is a product isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a byproduct of cheese production. Whey is left over when milk coagulates and contains everything that is soluble from milk. The effects of whey protein on health are of great interest and whey protein itself is being investigated as a way of reducing certain disease risks.
Soy Protein, Whey Protein, Alpha-Lactalbumin, Inulin
20 Calories, 0 Total Fat, 0 Cholesterol,
1 gms Carbohydrates, 0 Fiber,
5 gms Protein, 0 Sugars
Serving Size: 1 Scoop = 4.4 Grams
Alpha-Lactalbumin is a protein present in the milk of all mammals.
Inulin is used by plants such as roots and rhizomes as a means of storing energy. In foods, it is commonly used instead of sugar, fat or flour because it has a minimal impact on blood sugar.