The Many Benefits Of Protein
Protein is a vital nutrient for human survival. However there are many factors such as dietary preferences, health conditions including allergies, general food quality and convenience that may prevent people from gaining an adequate amount of protein on a daily basis. A clean protein supplement is ideal for improving skin and digestive health, a strong immune system, improved sports performance and recovery as well as supporting sustained weight loss diets. Check out the benefits below – you can also check them out on The Healthy Chef eStore HERE.
PURE NATIVE WPI
Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI is the only WPI protein available in Australia that is lactose free, making it suitable for people with digestive issues such as lactose intolerance. In fact it’s so pure that it can be enjoyed by the whole family including pregnancy and kids. It is low in fat, low in carbohydrates, high in protein and free of soy protein, sugar and gluten. Our protein is un-denatured and produced using cold temperature methods to preserve the native character of the protein. This allows for a clean and pure source of quality protein that tastes purely delicious and is quickly absorbed into the body.
ORGANIC PEA PROTEIN
Healthy Chef was the first company to bring Organic Pea Protein into the Australian Market. Entirely raw, alkaline and plant based, containing all the essential amino acids your body needs to heal and nourish in a perfect environment. It is low in fat, low in carbohydrates and free of soy, sugar, dairy and lactose, making it suitable for those who suffer from food allergies and food sensitivities. Pea Protein is a premium protein source to help support sustained weight loss and detoxification diets. We scent ours with organic vanilla bean and raw cacao that gives a purely delicious taste.
Protein has a stabilising effect on blood sugar. High stress levels can lead to hypoglycaemia or other blood sugar imbalances. Increasing protein intake can boost energy levels, reduce jitteriness, agitation and mood swings, improve sleep, and sharpen brain function.
Protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss. When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation can help to keep total food volume down but still provide support directly to the muscles, liver and immune systems which are critical to optimising body composition. For weight loss it is recommended you get between 80 – 120 g of protein per day to aid satiety and repair. Healthy Chef WPI is also my recommended protein supplement for those who’ve had gastric banding.
Healthy Chef Protein can support weight loss and supplement your diet by ensuring you receive the optimum daily protein intake required by your specialist. Our WPI is widely used for laparoscopic surgery patients who need a quality protein source that does not cause gastrointestinal issues or bloating.
Detox diets are generally low in protein sources, so clean + natural protein shakes are a vital component to a healthy detox program to ensure you receive your daily protein requirement. This is essential as your body requirers adequate amino acids for the construction of enzymes and other molecules integral to the detoxification pathways. Without supplementation the body catabolises its own lean tissue to source the amino acids necessary for this function.
Our range is specifically designed to help support perfect digestive health. They are free from gluten, fillers, gums, artificial sweeteners, chemicals, preservatives and sugar that can often cause gastric distress. They are also low in fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPS) and can be enjoyed by everyone including those with gastrointestinal issues and lactose intolerance.
A quality protein that contains all the essential amino acids can provide support to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Amino acids are the building blocks of your body’s cells — and of your baby’s body as well. It’s important to get enough protein throughout your pregnancy as well as in breastfeeding. Pregnant women need about 70 grams (g) of protein per day to support a growing healthy baby. You can check how much you need on The Healthy Chef Protein Calculator.
Protein is the key nutrient for ageless, beautiful skin. Your skin, hair and nails are made up of protein, so it’s important to include it in your diet to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. The amount you consume each day varies slightly depending on your age, weight and activity level. You can find out how much you need from my protein calculator.
FITNESS / SPORTS
The best time to consume protein is immediately after intense exercise when blood flow to the exercised muscles is high and the muscle is especially receptive to nutrients. Before exercise it can curb appetite and keep blood sugars stable to get you through your workout in the best physical condition. Healthy Chef protein is high in BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids). Studies show that BCAA’s can reduce fatigue and improve exercise performance, reduce muscle breakdown and facilitate healing. Athletes love Healthy Chef protein because it doesn’t bloat or cause gastrointestinal issues allowing them to perform at their optimal best.
To have a strong immune system your body needs a daily supply of quality protein. Research studies have shown that deficiency of high-quality protein can result in depletion of immune cells, inability of the body to make antibodies, and other immune-related problems. In addition, animal studies have shown that the immune system can be significantly compromised with even a 25% reduction in adequate protein intake.Healthy Chef Pure WPI contains up to 166% more Cysteine than any other protein formula. Cystine is essential in the production of the body’s master antioxidant glutathione which is vital for optimal immune function.
A Healthy Chef protein drink makes a delicious and healthy protein rich snack any time of day. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack or dessert, a Healthy Chef Protein drink is perfect for any occasion. Quick, easy, cost-effective and convenient, Healthy Chef provides balanced, healthy doses of high-quality protein in a delicious and satisfying shake. A protein rich drink helps curb sweet cravings and supports the body’s metabolism. Great if you’re busy with work, traveling or just need to support your healthy diet. For a delicious satisfying drink combine 1 serve of Healthy Chef Protein into our blender bottle and add water, coconut water, almond or rice milk for a delicious creamy and nutrient rich shake. You can boost antioxidants and add 1 serve of Healthy Chef Organic Superfood or for a richer chocolate flavour add 2 teaspoons Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat.
Protein can support hormone production such as GH, testosterone and thyroid that can be suppressed by ageing, stress and poor diet. Hormones such as testosterone help boost lean muscle and bone mass as well as reducing fat mass. It also assists with insulin function and glucose metabolism.