Protein powders. With all of the options on the market, narrowing down a suitable one that pleases the eye, your taste buds and your dietary needs can be a challenge!
I do enjoy a good protein powder in my morning smoothie; I also rotate use of a protein powder with hemp seeds and ground flax, so as to allow these plant-based protein sources to compliment one another as part of my daily diet.
So, today I share with you one of my favourite plant-based protein powders, particularly because it is fermented, and I am a lover of all things fermented! Fermented protein offers a rich source of probiotic bacteria for the gut, supporting the Immune System and digestion.
It is Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ (advanced digestive support).
According to Genuine Health, 7 different plant-based proteins and 20 g of fermented dietary protein comprise each serving. The fermentation process helps support digestion and enhance nutrient absorption, minimizing any bloating following and contributing to weight management. Due to the fact that the protein is pre-digested, being fermented, it is ready for your body to effectively use.[i]
The 7 plant-based proteins include:
Yellow pea kernel protein concentrate
Brown rice seed protein concentrate
Organic hemp seed protein
Organic quinoa sprouts
Alfalfa juice protein concentrate
Mung bean sprouts
Non-Medicinal Ingredients include:
As seen below, 1 serving contains a good dose of both calcium and iron, and no trans fat, cholesterol or sugar.
Amino Acid Profile:
Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein chains in the body. This product's amino acid profile appears below. The profile includes some of all Essential Amino Acids; essential amino acids are amino acids your body must acquire through your daily diet, as they are unable to be manufactured by the body.
This vegan product is free of:
In addition to the Vanilla flavour, this protein power also comes in Chocolate, Natural Coconut and Unflavoured varieties.
*1 scoop into 1 cup (250 mL) of a beverage of your choice (you can experiment with up to 1 scoop, to start, to meet your taste preferences!)
*Protein powder should be stored in a cool, dry place to retain the integrity of the product.
The Benefits of Fermented Protein:
Promotes overall digestive health and thereby healthy gut bacteria
Primes the gut for the absorption of other health promoting ingredients
Unlocks vitamins, minerals, amino acids and carbohydrates for optimal absorption by the body
Removes anti-nutrients and harmful bacteria found in many foods
Supports the immune system[ii]
Genuine Health is a Canadian company; this product is manufactured in Toronto, ON. Genuine Health offers a Total Quality Obligation, guaranteeing your satisfaction with their product, or your money back.
*For an in-depth low-down on protein powders, Canadian Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Specialist Josh Gitalis provides a thorough explanation of various protein powder sources in Your Definitive Guide to Protein Powders (wherein this Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ is featured).
*As Josh importantly states, it is important to switch things up with your protein powders, in the same way you would switch up the types of foods you consume on a regular basis. Eating the same thing, day in and day out, without rotation to other varieties, can increase the likelihood of developing a sensitivity to a food. Due to the fact that each protein powder amino acid profile and protein source profile is different, rotating amongst a few protein powders that you’ve come to like is a very good idea; they compliment one another in various ways!
[i] Genuine Health: fermented vegan proteins +. Retrieved September 17, 2017 from http://www.genuinehealth.com/store/fermented-vegan-proteins#.WcKw60pSzVo
[ii] Genuine Health: fermented vegan proteins +. Retrieved September 17, 2017 from http://www.genuinehealth.com/store/fermented-vegan-proteins#.WcKw60pSzVo