Optimal Plant Proteins 540g - organic pea, rice & hemp with chlorella , chia & fibers | Jarrow Formulas

Optimal Plant Protein 540g - organic pea, rice & hemp with chlorella , chia & fibers | Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas Optimal Plant Proteins is a vegan source of proteins and fibers.

who can benefit from Optimal Plant Proteins?
Vegans and vegetarians can especially benefit from Optimal Plant Proteins as a well-rounded protein source with a complete complement of amino acids along with other beneficial nutrients.

how does each active ingredient function in Optimal Plant Proteins?
Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Hemp Protein, Golden Chlorella and Chia combine to supply a complete plant-based amino acid profile along with natural fibers.
Metabolin is a special blend of cell wall components and metabolites derived from the fermentation of beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Propionibacterium species.

what distinguishes Optimal Plant Proteins?
• complete multi-source vegetarian/vegan protein
• source of dietary fiber
• Golden Chlorella
- superior digestibility & taste
• NO added sugar

background reading
Optimal Plant Proteins provides five different sources of protein-rich, Vegetable powders important for amino acid and fiber content as well as the presence of various nutrients. These nutrients vary by plant and provide one rationale for consuming protein from a breadth of sources.

Included sources are
1) pea
2) organic brown rice
3) organic hemp
4) golden chlorella, a highly digestible chlorella with superior taste profile and
5) chia.
In addition, a unique blend of fermentation products from beneficial bacteria has been added.

Peas please
Peas are the seed-pods of Pisum sativum, a plant famed in scientific circles as Gregor Mendel’s, the father of genetics, vehicle to explaining the inheritance of traits. Yet peas, considered both a legume and a pulse, also deserve recognition for their high protein content. In fact, during the middle ages in Europe peas were one of the major sources of protein consumed. All pulses, however, are typically poor sources of the amino acid methionine and hence are not a complete protein. Legumes also possess noteworthy levels of amylose, a form of resistant starch that escapes human digestion but acts as food for beneficial bacteria.

Brown rice: newfoundly nice
Brown rice and white rice both derive from the same plant, Oryza sativa. Yet through no intrinsic fault, the brown variety was traditionally associated with poverty in Asia. However, modern revaluation of its attributes has led to an elevation in status.

For example, despite comparable protein levels, brown rice contains B vitamins, iron, magnesium, fatty acids, and fiber that are lost to white rice. This is caused by the removal of the husk, bran and germ layers from the raw grain in the production of white rice. In contrast, only the husk is removed in brown rice. Nevertheless, like most grains, rice is a poor source of lysine and is not considered a complete protein alone.

Heroic hemp
Plants of the Cannabis genus may be controversial to modern society because of the psychoactive properties of some of its members, but the nutritive value of hemp seeds is unequivocal. Possessing a fullspectrum of amino acids, hemp protein exists in easily digestible, non-allergenic form. The hemp plant is also a source of essential fatty acids, with the omega-3/omega-6 ratio often coming in at 3:1.

Chlorella’s promise
Chlorella, a genus of single-celled algae, is a complete protein containing 45% amino acid components by dried weight. It burst into the consciousness of the American public decades ago when it was touted as a means to avoid impending world hunger. Unfortunately, chlorella’s photosynthesizing efficiency was overstated and the difficulty in “farming” it underestimated. Other factors, such as a somewhat objectionable taste and algae cell walls that impeded the protein bioavailablity to humans, caused chlorella’s promise to fade. Some of these drawbacks have been overcome with Golden Chlorella, a more bioavailable, better-tasting form of chlorella protein. Aside from its protein content, chlorella has been suggested to contain heart-health components, as well as detoxifying and healing properties.

Chia: not just a pet
A staple food of the Aztecs, and even used by them as a form of currency, Salvia hispanica is native to what is now southern Mexico. By weight, chia seeds are about 1/3 omega-3 rich oil, 1/4 soluble fiber and 1/5 protein. Antioxidant components like flavonols, quercetin and chlorogenic acids are also typically found in chia seeds. So even though the traditional practice of growing chia sprouts on clay figures has become widely known via “chia pets,” chia is certainly worth consuming..

Metabolin: beneficial bacteria supernatant
One of the ways probiotics, and resident beneficial bacteria, are believed to benefit the body and the digestive tract is through the production of short chain fatty acids and other products of fermentation. Metabolin is essentially these constituents separated from the bacteria that produced them. It contains significant levels of acetic, propionic and lactic acids along with cell wall carbohydrate and peptide components.

Jarrow Formulas Optimal Plant Protein is a vegan source of proteins and fibers. Pea protein, organic brown rice protein, organic hemp protein, golden chlorella and chia combine to supply a complete plant-based amino acid profile along with natural fibers.
Metabolin is a supernatant powder (a special blend of cell wall components and metabolites derived from the fermentation of beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Propionibacterium species).

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Why can resistant starch improve your blood sugar balance?

Among the most popular good intentions we have before the new year starts is to improve health and lose weight.
Sadly, for many of us, those good intentions fall by the wayside within as little as 1 or 2 weeks. The main reason for failing on any given diet is that it tends to be a too drastic change in how we tend to eat.
Which for most of us, tends to be a moderate to high-carb diet, which for most Dutch people tends to revolve around bread and potatoes. That will make it very hard if you want to make a switch to a low-carb diet as is the norm these days.

However, I've got good news for you! You may not need to give up on all of your carbs. Instead, you can try to switch from carbs that have a negative impact on your blood sugar balance, towards slow-acting carbs also known as ... resistant starch.
Even when you are quite happy about eating a (very) low-carb diet, there are still ways to increase the amount of resistant starch in your diet, without drastically increasing the amount of calories and 'net carbs'.

Therefore the article below will tell you everything about resistant starch you need to know.

How much protein do we really need?

A short while ago, we received an urgent message from Jarrow Formulas with an apology on how they erroneously had created a faulty label their bone broths. Upon questioning what was wrong, it was stated how the % of Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for the protein content was not correct. 
For the moment, there will be only information stating how many grams of protein a portion contains, but not what % of the RDI this amounts to.
To be honest, this entire communication almost made me burst out laughing if it hadn't been such a serious subject. 
If anything, most people who are serious about their health, consider the RDI to be woefully inadequate for most micro- and macronutrients and don't lead their lives following these to a T. 
If you have spent time reading articles related to fitness, you will know how recommendations for protein intake are generally at least twice as high as what 'normal' people eat as well as how it is not recommended to go by percentages for protein intake. 
Yet at the same time, we notice how the importance of protein intake is being downplayed, even more  so when it involves animal protein. 
Which is why I've set myself to the task of finding out what serious implications a shortage of protein intake may have on our health and how much protein we actually need for optimal health and muscle growth. 

How to prepare for a quarantine such as COVID-19

Like most of you, we have been following the news on the COVID-19 virus pandemic closely since early January.
With a rapid increase of both infections and people who have been in contact with infected persons, the amount of people who need to go into quarantine, rapidly increases too. Never mind how the entire population in Italy is forced to stay inside with more countries to follow soon.

With ever stricter rules in place, people suddenly realized they are not prepared for events like this, and started buying goods left and right without much of a plan.
Like most of you, I have also not given this much thought, so it stands to reason to go take a look in the USA where 'prepping' for disasters is popular, and rightly so because of the more dramatic weather conditions. Because people in North America generally live much further away from supermarkets and do not always have access to good tap water and electricity power may go off for longer periods of time,most advice given is superfluous for our society where power outages are rare and tap water reliable.
Hence that part of the advice was omitted in the article below.

What is quarantine?

The main rule of quarantine is: "nobody comes in and nobody goes out". If you are in quarantine, you are distancing yourself from people aside from the ones in quarantine with you, like your family or roommates. The reason for this is to stop the spread of an illness or possible illness.

How to love your body?

With all these standards for beauty, it’s easy to plummet into a spiral of body-hating. Don’t succumb to the pressure! Love your body, no matter what!
Body shaming is, sadly, a trend these days. You have songs that hate on the skinny girls because “real women have curves.” Then you have songs about shaming people who don’t happen to have the body type of a Victoria’s Secret model. We all know that no one is perfect, but there are still some people who insist on telling people how they should look, how they should act, what size they should be, what their hair color should look like.

Everyone has the right to love their own body. Whether you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, missing a limb, dark-skinned, pale-skinned, what have you, every single body in the world deserves to be loved. It’s just a shame that so many people insist on hating on their bodies, simply because they don’t conform to the unrealistic standards set by society.

Exercise or diet, what's better for weight loss?

Especially in January, we are asked whether it is better to lose weight by exercise or by diet.
The response I mostly give is that diet is the more efficient method but makes you grumpy and if you overdo it, will lose muscle, while exercise can make you happy, fit and strong.
A few years ago the discovery how in general, exercise doesn't make you lose weight made headlines.
In my former life as a long-distance cyclist I'd have shaken my head in disbelief.. after all, every single spring, fat would almost literally melt away once the cycling season started.

Anyhow, as counterintuitive as it seems to mile-eating cardio-junkies, exercising more is not the best solution to weight loss mostly because the weight piles on off-season.
True enough , once the season was over, the fat would pile on equally fast. Why?
Quite simply, unlike many of my cycling buddies who were also passionate about (marathon) skating, I didn't practice any other sport. Some others refused to skate indoor and only wanted to skate on natural ice, which has become a rarity in the the past 30 years!
Of course I knew exercise burns calories, but somehow it is very difficult to adjust to diet upwards or downwards as appetite lags behind so much!

Beware the chair

Just 'hitting the gym' several times a week may not be enough to off-set the negative consequences when you spend most of your time sitting on a chair or bench. According to scientists, prolonged sitting should carry a public health warning.

Be kind to your bowels!

Probiotics or beneficial bacteria are important for good digestive health. In order to keep these same bacteria happy and thriving, they need to be fed PRE-biotics, in other words, fiber!
Fiber is the undigestable part of vegetable foods. The most common source of fiber are beans and legumes, onions and garlic, cabbage, unpeeled potatoes as well as fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes, berries and (unripe) bananas.

Veggie happiness!

In the past week, we were enlightened with a blog article, telling us there is now final proof how people that eat more veggies, are happier. Isn't that awesome! Wow, how could this come about? We started wondering...could it be these folks, who outeat all others regarding veggies have all ducks in a row in which living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthily with lots of veggies is just the final 'duck' in the 'row'.

Why should I care about meal frequency?

Why should I care about eating several times a day? A straight answer is, because it works!
It works if you wish to burn fat and maintain a good muscular attractive physique when you are over 40. Back in 2009 I was pretty darn fit and strong and in the best shape of my life while eating small meals five to six times a day and working out right after work around 7pm.

Urban gardening

If someone told you a few years ago to enjoy gardening, there's a good chance this remark was met with a condescending smile as it was deemed to be a rather boring passtime.
Not so anymore as especially growing your own food has become quite popular and rightly so. There is something magical about seeing a seed grow out to a vegetable, fruit or herb you can actually eat.

A vegan life

Over the past decades, a vegetarian life-style has become much more common and accepted than say just 25 years ago, when it was difficult to eat a satisfying meal away from home.
With the advent of wider vegetarian options, more and more people jump straight from a non-vegetarian lifestyle into veganism.

Recipes with protein powder

Most of you will know how important protein is for building or maintaining lean body mass when dieting down or suffering from a chronic disease.

Most fitness enthousiasts buy protein powder to add extra protein to their diet without needing a lot of extra time or effort. Put in a shaker cup, add water, shake, and you have a portable drink to revitalize your muscles and energy. Or add it to a blender with milk, fruit, greens, nut butter, or other fun ingredients and it's an anytime snack or meal replacement.

recommended use
Add 2 scoops (35 g) of powder to 200-250ml water, fresh juice or your favorite beverage. For a protein smoothie, blend with water and ice and add juice or fruit to optimize taste.

contains per daily serving (2 scoops, 35 g)/100g
calories 150kcal /429 kcal
protein 21g/60g
carbohydrates 10g/28.5g
(net carbs 5g/14.3g)
- as dietary fiber 5g/14.3g 20% RDI/57% RDI
- as sugar 1g/2.9g
fat 3g /8.5g
- as saturated fat 0g /0g
cholesterol 0mg/0mg
sodium 20mg/57mg

typical amino acid profiles per serving (35g)/100g
alanine 948mg /2709mg
arginine 1721 mg/4917mg
aspartic acid 2062mg / 5891mg
cysteine 320mg / 914mg
glutamic acids 3450mg / 9857mg
glycine 731mg / 2089mg
histidine* 507mg / 1449mg
isoleucine** 1098mg / 3137mg
leucine** 1697mg / 4849mg
lysine* 1227mg / 3506mg
methionine* 338mg / 966mg
phenylalanine* 995mg / 2843mg
proline 996mg / 2846mg
serine 995mg / 2843mg
threonine* 858mg / 2451mg
tryptophan* 243mg / 694mg
tyrosine* 890mg/ 2543mg
vailine** 970mg / 2771mg

RDI = Recommended Daily Intake 
* = EAA  = Essential Amino Acid
** = BCAA = Branched Chain (essential) Amino Acid

protein (pea protein isolate (lupin), organic rice protein, organic hemp protein), chlorella (Golden Chlorella®), fiber (chia meal powder, Metabolin® (bacterial metabolites), pea fiber), flavour (natural french vanilla), sweetener (xylitol, Lo Han Guo (Momordica grosvenorii))

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children

none reported

allergy information
contains lupin (pea protein)
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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