Mighty Pea

Introducing Mighty Pea M.lk , a smooth and creamy, dairy-free alternative to milk, made from small but MIGHTY yellow split peas (nope, not the green ones! ). Our M.lk packs have way MORE protein and calcium than regular plant milk, plus split peas are super sustainable – Mighty M.lk = tiny carbon footprint!

PEA PROTEIN – 12 REASONS WHY

1. It contains a lot of leucine!

Protein contains a lot of amino acids. Amino acids is vital for our bodies. There are about 9 amino acids that are must-haves for us. Leucine is one of these amino acids, and it’s essential for building connective tissue like skin, cartilage, and bones. Leucine does also help absorb calcium, which is a must for strong bones.

Legumes are one of the richest sources of leucine, so if your diet is heavy in grain or grain-based protein and low on beans and legumes, pea protein is the right way for you to go.

2. Allergic? No worries!

The majority of protein powders you can find in your local grocery stores contain whey or casein. Although most of the lactose has been removed from whey, trace amounts still remain. If you, like a lot of other people are lactos-intolerant, these dairy-proteins will most likely have you sitting in the bathroom for the next hour.

Pea protein is free from soy, free from dairy, free from gluten and free from nuts. Which means – you can basically be allegic to anything and still enjoy some pea protein!

3. Gluten free

If you are allergic to gluten or following a gluten-free diet for whatever reasons, you are safe. Pea protein is not only gluten free, it is NATURALLY gluten free. How about that!

4. It is kind to your stomach  

You might have heard that different beans and legumes gives you gas and a bloated stomach. Pea protein comes from a legume, but the peas undergo a process to remove most of the fiber and starch content – which usually is the biggest reason for gas and bloating. It is also highly digestible – can you guess how high? It’s 94% (!!) digestibility! Wow.

5. High in plant-based iron

Iron is an essential mineral, which helps the body to transport oxygen through the blood. A lack of iron can lead to some serious consequenses, which you easily prevent by eating iron-rich foods.

There are two types of iron, one found in animalistic meats and one found in plants. Pea protein is of course rich in the iron found in plants, non-heme iron.

6. Low glycemic 

Pea protein having a low glycemic index means that it takes longer to digest. That being said – it still is easily digested. A longer digestion means that the blood sugar levels can be kept even. It also makes you feel full for a longer time and it can also help you to keep your body weight stable and maintain a healthy weight.

7. Low-carb!

Legumes are usually high in complex carbs, but in pea protein most of the carbs have been removed. Which makes pea protein a low-carb protein source.

8. BCAAs for your biceps

BCAAs are the amino-acids that the body cannot produce on its own. BCAAs help to gain and build muscles and also stimulate protein synthesis.

According to a study perfomed by US National Library of Medicine, participants who supplemented with pea protein increased bicep muscle thickness at the same rate as the participants using whey protein.

9. Pea protein + arginine = True

Arginine is also an amino acid which is good for both your heart and muscle growth. Pea protein actually contain more than 3 times the amount of arginine per gram than whey protein. Ain’t that something!

10. FODMAP 

FODMAP – fermentable, oligosaccharied, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. Still following? Let me makes this understandable. FODMAP-foods contain cartain carbs and sugar alcohols, which we really want to avoid if we have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Pea protein is very low in FODMAP. Super-nerdy, right? Sorry about that. But hey, it’s still another benefit!

11. Mega-magnesium

Magnesium is one of our best friends. Magnesium is involved in more than 600 different chemical reactions in our body – including muscle movement. Studies have shown that it also helps with DNA repair and may also benefit heart and brain health.

Pea protein is a huge magnesium source that makes it easy to consume the recommended daily intake using a little help from our friend – the pea.

12. Saturated fat free and cholesterol free

Saturated fats are bad for the heart since they raise cholesterol levels in the blood. An easy way of reducing your intake of saturated fats and cholesterol is to cut down on the animal products and proteins, since these are only found in animal proteins.

Whatever your goal is switching to pea protein has a lot of benefits. It’s a good and complete protein source that has a great impact on your body and overall health. Apart from the health benefits, it is also the best alternative for environmental reasons. But we’ll talk more about that later on. For now – run to your closest store to buy some pea protein! Or have a nice little walk to your refrigerator to grab your Sproud and have yourself a glass of that protein-rich pea-goodness.

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