Top 5 Criteria’s to Evaluate a Plant Based Protein Powder

If you are vegetarian or vegan and are looking to consume a  plant based protein. These are the factors you should look at while selecting your Plant Protein Brand.

Plant protein is trending a lot these days as they are naturally high in fibre, easily digestible, has high nutrition-free, contains low fat and is free of animal hormones.

When you are looking to buy a vegan protein powder you must look at the following contents

 

  • Complete Amino Acid Profile 

Most Plant Protein brands do not offer a complete amino acid profile.A complete protein source is a protein source which contains all the nine essential amino acids. A Pea protein isolate offers all the nine essential amino acids but is low on methionine. Similarly brown rice protein is high in methionine but is low in lysine.

Hence to get a complete amino acid profile, one must select a protein which is a mixture of brown rice and pea protein isolate to get a complete amino acid profile.

  • BCAA content

All protein is made of amino acids. Some are essential (ones you need to get from your diet) and some are non-essential (ones your body has the ability to make out of other amino acids). BCAAs is short for branched chain amino acids, which are three essential amino acids that help support protein synthesis:

  • Leucine
  • Isoleucine
  • Valine

BCAA’s in particular, leucine, are especially important in helping to support post-workout muscle recovery and protein synthesis.  Select a Plant Based Proteins which delivers more than 4g of BCAA per scoop.

Plix Plant Protein not only delivers 5.2g of BCAA per scoop it is also a mixture of brown rice and pea protein to deliver a complete amino acid profile.

  • Protein content per serving size

The natural protein sources contain protein content in following content: Tofu (1/2 cup): 20 grams protein, Soy milk (1 cup): 6 to 10 grams protein, Most beans such as black, pinto, lentils, etc. (1/2 cup cooked): 7 to 10 grams protein, Soybeans (1/2 cup cooked): 14 grams protein, Split peas (1/2 cup cooked): 8 grams protein. Plix- the plant fix contains 25gms protein in one sachet and is a perfect mixture of all types of vegetarian proteins available.

  • Amount of Carbohydrates

Pea protein powder is made by grinding dried peas into a powder and extracting the carbs, leaving an isolated powder. While rice is particularly rich in carbs, rice protein powder is typically made by treating brown rice with enzymes that cause the carbs to separate from the proteins.

Manufacturers frequently add sugar — and therefore carbs — to increase palatability. A good plant based protein will not have more than 3-4 grams of carbs per scoop.

  • Artificial Sweetener

Artificial sweetener or sugar are not good in any form. Artificial sweeteners might not have the added fat content or carbs but in the long, they are not healthy. Try identifying a plant based protein which uses stevia to sweeten the product. Stevia is herbal sweetener and has no proven side effects in the long run and also does not have added carbs or fat to the product.

Plix does not contain any added artificial sweeteners and has no artificial colors, preservatives  or flavor. The product is absolutely natural with 25g of Complete Plant Protein and is flavored with raw cocoa powder.  The product tastes great compared to most plant proteins in the market and is definitely worth a try. I would recommend you give the product a try and take your first step to a healthier lifestyle

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