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NOW Sports Plant Protein Complex Chocolate Mocha -- 2 lbs


NOW Sports Plant Protein Complex Chocolate Mocha
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NOW Sports Plant Protein Complex Chocolate Mocha -- 2 lbs

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NOW Sports Plant Protein Complex Chocolate Mocha Description

  • Vegan Protein Blend of Pea, Hemp, Quinoa
  • Non-GMO • 22 g Protein
  • No Soy, No Dairy
  • No Artificial Sweeteners • No Aspartame • No Sucralose • No Acesulfame-K
  • Quality GMP Assured

If you're an active vegetarian or vegan then you know how difficult it can be to find a premium quality vegetarian protein powder. NOW® Sports Plant Protein Complex is specifically formulated to address your needs with a non-GMO vegan protein blend from pea, hemp and quinoa sources. Each 1 scoop serving provides 22 grams of protein, and typically has about 3,900 mg of branched-chain amino acids and 1,800 mg of L-arginine. Naturally sweetened with xylitol and stevia, NOW Sports Plant Protein Complex is the ideal protein product for your active vegetarian lifestyle.


Directions

Suggested Usage: Add 1 level scoop daily to 12-15 oz of cold water or your favorite beverage, and blend.

 

Notice: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

Free Of
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Level Scoop (40 g)
Servings per Container: About 23
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories140
Total Fat2 g3%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium290 mg13%
Total Carbohydrate8 g3%
   Dietary Fiber1 g4%
   Total Sugars1 g
     Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
   Xylitol2 g
Protein22 g44%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium14 mg2%
Iron1 mg6%
Potassium237 mg6%
Typical Amino Acid Profile
(example) (per serving)**
Essential Amino Acids Per Serving40 g
L-Histidine544 mg
L-Isoleucine ***1000 mg
L-Leucine ***1832 mg
L-Lysine1634 mg
L-Methionine204 mg
L-Phenylalanine1203 mg
L-Threonine857 mg
L-Tryptophan195 mg
L-Valine ***1084 mg
Non-Essential Amino Acids
L-Alanine897 mg
L-Arginine1876 mg
L-Aspartic Acid2576 mg
L-Cysteine330 mg
L-Glutamic Acid3927 mg
Glycine912 mg
L-Proline957 mg
L-Serine1143 mg
L-Tyrosine814 mg
** subject to natural variability
***Branched-Chain Amino Acids
Other Ingredients: Yellow pea protein isolate, Dutch cocoa, quinoa protein, natural flavors, xylitol, hemp protein, organic stevia leaf extract, stevia leaf extract (rebaudioside A).
Warnings

Contains Xylitol, which is harmful to pets.

 

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

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Plant Protein is Wildly Popular - Here's a Guide to the Many Different Types

More and more people have a beef with red meat. Sure, it’s a valuable source of protein — a 3-ounce serving of the leanest ground beef delivers 18 grams of protein. But it’s also a source of potential health problems; research ties red meat to a heightened risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Therefore, Americans are seeking protein alternatives. That’s where plant proteins come in. According to a 2019 survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation, nearly one-fourth of U.S. consumers said they’d stepped up consumption of plant protein in the previous year.

Overhead View of White Table With a Chalkboard & Various Bowls and Plates Filled With an Assortment of the Best Plant Protein Sources | Vitacost.com/blog

So, if you hope to rely more on plant proteins, how do you know which ones to pick? What are their pros and cons? In this guide, we’ll review some of the common types of plant proteins and explain what some of the key differences are. First, here’s a rundown of some of the most significant sources of plant protein.

Plant Protein Sources

Legumes

  • 1 cup of boiled lentils, 18g
  • 1 cup of cooked edamame, 17g
  • 1 cup of peas, 8g
  • 1 ounce of peanuts, 7g

Nuts

Seeds

Grains

Vegetables

  • 1 cup of cooked artichokes, 5.8g
  • 1 cup of cooked sweet yellow corn, 5.4g
  • 1 cup of cooked asparagus, 4.3g
  • 1 cup of cooked Brussels sprouts, 4g
  • 1 cup of cooked, chopped broccoli, 3.8g

As you can see, some plants pack more of a protein punch than others, meaning it’s best to mix sources of protein to reach the recommended daily intake of this macronutrient. The amount of protein you should consume each day depends on your age, gender and physical activity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). To find out the level that’s right for you, visit choosemyplate.gov/protein-foods.

Protein intake isn’t the only deciding factor when choosing plant proteins, though. Other dietary concerns come into play. Here are a few of them.

Other things to consider when choosing plant protein sources

Amino acids

Amino acids play a key role in determining the quality of a protein source.

Melissa Morris, a professor of nutrition and applied kinesiology at the University of Tampa and a part-time writer for Exercise.com, explains that amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Most plant proteins lack all of the amino acids that we need to get from food, she says. However, Morris adds, you can combine various kinds of protein to obtain the proper amount of all 20 amino acids. For instance, you might eat quinoa to get the amino acid lysine and soy to get the amino acid leucine.

Nine of the amino acids are classified as “essential,” meaning your body can’t manufacture them, so you must get them from food. Animal proteins offer all nine of those amino acids, while plant proteins don’t.

Calories

When it comes to calorie counts, not all proteins are created equal. For example, beans, peas and lentils characteristically are low-calorie foods, while 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter supply 188 calories. This doesn’t mean you should cut peanut butter out of your diet entirely; instead, you should closely monitor how much peanut butter you’re eating to ensure you’re not going nuts.

Fat

Generally, nuts are loaded with protein. But some of them also are loaded with fat. For instance, 1 ounce of almonds has 14 grams of fat and walnuts weigh in at 18.5 grams per ounce.

Don’t let the fat in nuts deter you from including them in your diet, though. Nuts contain healthy fats and are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Just be sure to keep an eye on your daily fat intake from nuts (or any other source of plant protein).

Fiber

Some kinds of plant protein, such as tofu, don’t offer bushels of fiber. However, beans, chia seeds, nuts and whole grains are among the myriad sources of plant protein that can more than fulfill your daily needs for fiber.

Nutrients

Plant proteins usually are chock-full of nutrients other than protein, according to Morris. For example, beans, edamame, nuts, quinoa and tofu serve up a slew of vitamins and minerals.

“Plant proteins also tend to be low in saturated fat and have no cholesterol, which are found in many animal proteins,” Morris says.

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