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What goes into Vegan Protein Supplements?

Many of the most well-known ’complete protein’ foods that contain all essential amino acids aren’t vegan. This would include white meats, red meats and fish for example.

If you’re enjoying a vegan diet, consuming enough protein-rich foods to support muscle growth and maintenance can be challenging.

However, fear not. It’s easy to get the desired amounts of protein in your diet by finding suitable supplements and alternative sources.

Evolution Organics has created this simple resource to help you understand the best sources for vegan protein, both from food and our favourite vegan supplements to help you thrive.

Quinoa

An increasingly popular superfood over recent years, we’re sure that you’ve heard about quinoa’s remarkable nutritional profile. Rich in minerals, flavonoids, fibre and antioxidants, quinoa also boasts one of the best protein profiles we’ve seen in a food.

Containing all 9 essential amino acids, as well as around 5% protein by weight, quinoa is the perfect addition to any meal and tastes great served hot or cold. Why not try adding some to your next lunchtime salad, or serving hot with chilli as a replacement for white rice?

Many of the vegan protein supplements we stock contain quinoa as an ingredient to enhance their amino acid profile, including SunWarrior Classic Plus and SunWarrior Sol Good.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat, contrary to its name, is not wheat at all. It is a complete protein which is completely gluten-free.

Buckwheat is a cereal which contains moderate amounts of protein. It’s rich in fibre and has the nice addition of starchy carbs to keep you going without unwanted spikes in blood-sugar levels.

You’ll find buckwheat in many of our most popular protein supplements, including Garden of Life Organic.

Rice and Beans

Okay, technically not one food, but rice and beans make for such a fantastic vegan protein combo. We just had to include them on this list!

Many beans lack specific amino acids, but are rich in others. Rice is the perfect counter-balance and is full of the remaining nutrients, but lacks those present in beans. When combined, you get a real vegan powerhouse, loaded with healthy carbohydrates.

Rice and beans are ingredients in many of our best protein supplements, including Garden of Life Fit.

Plenty of Options

If you’re looking to buy vegan protein products, there is a host of options in our range – all from suppliers that we trust and work closely with. These include Vivo Life, Amazing Grass, Motion Nutrition and many more.

And if you’re in need of a shaker bottle for your vegan supplements, why not buy our own Evolution Organics model?

There’s plenty of other supplements for you to pick from within our protein range, so find what you need today.

Have any further questions about vegan protein or diet? Why not leave a comment below? We’d love to hear from you.

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More About The Author - Henry Maitland

Henry Maitland I've been working in the health and fitness world and have been studying related subjects for over 20 years. I started out studying sports science and human biology in 1994 and went on to qualify and work as a masseur in 1996 than as a personal trainer in 2001. I then went on to qualify as a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach in 2002. These are both multi stage qualifications and I spent ten years working my way through the more advanced levels and the epic reading lists that go with them. I still have Chek level 4 to look forward to and in the coming years plan to travel to San Diego and finish the journey. I took a brief break from my studies with the CHEK institute in 2007 to qualify as a St John's certified Neuromuscular Therapist and returned in 2008 and 2009 to complete the level 3 CHEK certifications. 4 years ago I started studying with the four winds institute of energy medicine in America which is formed from the ancient shamanic healing techniques of the South American Q'ero Indians. This combined with the works of David; R Hawkins MD brought together for me the most extraordinary revelation as to dynamics of true health and wellness. I continue to read and study on my own path guided by those that I have studied with previously as I continue my research in to the many subjects that form the health equation. I have been running my own business, Core Evolution, for the last 12 years. I spend the majority of my time taking people through advanced holistic rehabilitation programmes and work on all areas of the Evolution Cycle of health (although not at the same time!) I very much hope I can share some of what I have discovered with you through the Evolution Organics blog. In health, chi, and happiness. Henry Maitland C.H.E.K practitioner level 3 St Johns Certified Neuromuscular therapist levels 1-8 C.H.E.K HLC level 3 C.H.E.K certified golf biomechanic ITEC certified Remedial masseur Shamanic healer - The four winds institute

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