USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink – A Complete Plant Protein Drink.
Plant-based protein drinks can be a healthy, easy-to-digest snack or post-workout drink to give your body sustained and often, much-needed energy throughout the day. USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink is a unique blend of complete plant proteins from lentils, chickpeas and a combination of enzymes, all sourced from plants, in a plain and lemon-ginger flavored options.
6 Reasons Why USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink Could Be Your New Best Friend:
- Water lentil (complete plant protein and essential vitamins, minerals and Fiber)
- Chickpea Protein (aids in proper digestion and high in protein)
- Bromelain (a powerful enzyme)
- Digestive Enzymes
- Pineapple Powder for it’s natural sweetness
- Full of healthy phyto-nutrients supporting your overall wellbeing
The combination of ingredients gives you a wholesome added boost of daily proteins from sources that are less stressful for your body than eggs and red meat. USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink is an excellent source of proteins for vegans and non-vegans alike. It will provide your body with low-GI energy to help you power through the day with little of the heaviness or digestive discomfort that often comes from animal protein sources.
Enjoy the Many Benefits of Plant Proteins
Studies have found that replacing around 3% of your energy sourced from animal protein by plant protein can have a positive effect on overall mortality and heart disease. The rates were lower by as much as 10% in mortality and 11% to 12% in heart disease risks.
Both plant and animal proteins together meet the body’s protein needs. But plant proteins contain higher levels of non-essential amino acids like glycine and arginine, and fewer essential amino acids like lysine, methionine and tryptophan.
Scientists and studies show that plant proteins may make arteries less stiff and reduce the production of free radicals toxins because of the combination of bio-active nutrients in plants.
In other words, plant proteins rather than animal proteins can help you live longer and healthier. It’s proving not to be rocket science at all…
Sources of good plant proteins, as advised by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, include vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, seeds and nuts. With the limited intake of solid fats, added sugars and sodium, you can make the most of a plant protein-based diet.
USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink contains high-quality plant proteins from lentils and chickpeas, that offer a whole host of benefits to help you with your weight management and healthy-eating plan.
Nutritious Water Lentils for Complete Plant Proteins
USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink relies on water lentils for its biggest source of plant proteins. Water lentils, which many know as duckweed or lemna, is the world’s smallest flowering plant. These grow on the surface of water, they grow faster than most other plants, and they are rich in nutrients, fatty acids, fibre and protein. Duckweed is a nuisance to farmers as it fills up fishponds quickly and cuts off nutrients but it’s a source of nutrition the world is recognizing more and more.
Most importantly, water lentils are a bioavailable source of vitamin B12. Vegans could have a single-most powerful source of nutrients in water lentils. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, for energy boosts, improving memory and preventing heart disease. Water lentils are excellent, sustainable sources of nutrients, as well.
The supplement is also rich in omega 3s and chlorophyll, which is a fat-soluble compound that has antioxidant properties. As a result, chlorophyll is a supplement that is often taken with meals.
Chickpea Protein for Better Digestion & Weight Management
Chickpea protein is a rich source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Hummus and chickpea-based foods are highly recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, who tend to eat less nutrient-dense foods. Cooked or raw chickpeas are believed to play an important role in weight management and insulin and glucose regulation. They are also ruch in nutrients like sterols, phytic acid, carotenoids, polyphenols, tannins and other compounds that offer benefits far beyond basic nutritional requirements.
When combined with the plant proteins of water lentils, chickpeas provide a higher nutritional source of fibre, vitamin A, E, C, magnesium, iron, potassium, polyunsaturated fatty acids, among other nutrients. Those who consume hummus have higher healthy eating scores (HEI) than those who take other dips and spreads.
Bromelain for Natural Digestive Enzymes
Into the mix of high-quality plant protein and lentils is added Bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme that is extracted from pineapple. It’s popular as a food supplement and helps the body for better digestion and other benefits. It is used in the treatment of arthritis, reduces the risk of heart diseases, it prevents blood from coagulating, among other things. But for the purpose of our digestive drink, bromelain helps to break down proteins and help digest food.
Additional digestive enzymes make the proteins in the drink even easier to digest. Better digestion will make the nutrients in the drink more easily available in your body. These beneficial enzymes will maximize nutrient absorption and give your body all the phyto-nutrients that it can receive from the water lentils and chickpea. Nom-Nom.
You can check out USANA Digestive Enzymes if you want additional support for you gut.
Easy to Digest and Fiber-Rich
USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink doesn’t contain any added sugar. It is gluten-free, so you won’t have to worry about discomfort after drinking. It is also non-GMO and rich in fibre. Plant fibres will help maintain bowel regularity and keep your digestive system functioning normally.
USANA Digestive Health Protein Drink is healthy and low-calorie, at only 80 calories per serving. Each serving also contains 10 grams of proteins, which makes up about a fourth of an adult’s daily protein requirements.
The drink is available in two flavours, plain and delicious lemon ginger. The best time to grab a protein drink is around fifteen minutes to an hour after exercise. This is the perfect time to get the most out of protein nutrients.
It’s also a good drink to take between meals as a snack. If you exercise regularly, you’ll need more protein to support the recovery and growth of muscles. To give your body time to digest the protein, space your protein drink breaks out through the day. It can offer good support for fat loss if you drink it around mid-morning or in the afternoon.
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†No gluten-containing ingredients are used in this product. Produced on equipment that also processes milk and soy.