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Sprout Living Epic Organic Plant Protein® Chocolate Maca -- 16 oz


Sprout Living Epic Organic Plant Protein® Chocolate Maca

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Sprout Living Epic Organic Plant Protein® Chocolate Maca -- 16 oz

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Sprout Living Epic Organic Plant Protein® Chocolate Maca Description

  • Plant Life To Thrive
  • Tastes Real Because It Is
  • No Gums, "Flavoring" or Additives
  • Multi-Source Plant Protein, Prebiotic & World Superfoods
    • Yellow Pea • Sunflower Seed • Pumpkin Seed • Sacha Inchi • Cranberry Seed • Cacao
    • Maca Root • Cinnamon • Lucuma Fruit • Heirloom Red Banana • Coconut Crystals
    • Jerusalem Artichoke • Baobab Fruit • Himalayan Pink Salt • Stevia Leaf
  • Free of All Additives
  • Certified Vegan
  • USDA Organic
  • 19g Plant Protein
  • Grain Free
  • No Soy, GMOs, Gluten
  • Made Fresh & Third-Party Tested in the USA

Epic Protein: Chocolate Maca is a thoughtful blend of organic plant protein, prebiotics and nutrient-dense superfoods. With absolutely no additives, it is the purest protein powder you can find.

  • 19 g complete plant protein
  • Smooth texture with real flavors
  • Delicious raw cacao, maca, cinnamon & more
  • No “natural” flavoring, gums or additives
  • Try each delicious Epic Protein flavor

Non-GMO • Vegan Verified • Gluten Free • Organic • Raw • Nut Free • Kosher


Directions

Suggested Use: Add one serving to 8 - 10 ounces of cold water, juice or your favorite beverage and blend or shake well. Drink anytime, especially before and/or after your workout. Get creative, and enjoy!

Free Of
Gluten, GMOs, grain, animal ingredients and soy.

*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: 2 Scoops (35 g)
Servings per Container: 13
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories145
Total Fat2 g4%
   Saturated Fat0.5 g2%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium180 mg8%
Total Carbohydrate14 g5%
   Dietary Fiber4.5 g17%
   Total Sugars5 g
     Includes 4 g Added Sugars
Protein19 g
Vitamin D0%
Calcium6%
Iron6%
Potassium10%
Other Ingredients: Epic Protein Base (yellow pea°, sunflower seed°, pumpkin seed°, sacha inchi°, cranberry seed°), chocolate maca blend (cacao°, maca root°, cinnamon, lucuma fruit°), heirloom red banana°, coconut crystals°, Jerusalem artichoke°, baobab fruit°, Himalayan pink salt, stevia leaf°.
°Organic,Vegan, kosher, Non-GMO, Gluten Free

Produced in a cGMP cerified facility that follows strict sanitary and regulatory procedures while occasionally processing wheat and mustard.

Warnings

Do not eat the desiccant or absorber.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Are Plant-Based Burgers Good for You? A Dietitian Details the Pros & Cons.

If you love a good hamburger – but hate the health risks that come with eating beef – plant-based meats can sound like a dream come true.

Lately, these meat substitutes – including such brand names as Impossible Foods’ Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger – are all the rage.

But are these foods really the answer for burger-lovers looking for more healthful fare?

Question of 'Is Vegan Meat Healthy' Represented by Zoomed in Shot of Veggie Burger Held by Slightly Faded Out Smiling Woman at Cafe | Vitacost.com/blog

Both the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger are similar in nutritional value to a standard beef burger in terms of calories, protein and saturated fat, says Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist known as the “Plant-Powered Dietitian.”

However, plant-based meats can offer some nutritional advantages over their traditional animal-based counterparts.

Palmer notes that both the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger are good sources of fiber, while beef burgers have no fiber. The plant-based burgers also have no cholesterol.

In fact, Palmer calls these two brands of burgers “a great gateway choice into a more plant-based lifestyle.”

The downsides of plant-based packaged meats

However, Palmer also notes that the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger have downsides.

In addition to having saturated fat levels similar to those of beef burgers, these plant-based substitutes contain coconut fat, which raises saturated fat levels. “This is linked with higher blood cholesterol levels,” Palmer says.

Palmer also notes that the Impossible Burger is “quite high” in saturated fat. The Beyond Burger is a bit lower in saturated fat, she says.

“If this is your only main saturated fat intake in the whole day, it shouldn’t be an issue,” she says. “If you’re eating sources of sat fat all day long, that can put you over.”

Both burgers are seasoned, meaning their sodium content is higher than what you would find in an unseasoned beef burger.

A better alternative

Palmer believes either the Impossible Burger or the Beyond Burger can have a place in your diet.

“There is nothing wrong with enjoying an Impossible Burger or Beyond Meat Burger every once in a while,” she says.

However, she adds that creating your own homemade vegetarian burger is typically a better and more healthful choice. Such burgers tend to be lower in saturated fat and have more fiber than many store-bought plant-based burgers.

She suggests making such burgers out of beans, whole grains, herbs, seeds and nuts.

“These are so easy to make,” she says. “Shape them into burgers, bake them and enjoy them all week long.” Palmer says recipes for these burgers are available at her blog.

You can also find brands of veggie burgers with whole ingredients -- such as beans, grains and vegetables – in stores, Palmer says.

Once you get comfortable eating plant-based burgers, Palmer suggests using the shift as a springboard to a better diet.

“Move beyond this to include more healthful meals, such as simmered lentils, curried chickpeas, whole grains pilaf and roasted veggies,” she says. “This is the true picture of a healthy plant-based diet.” 

Eating more plant-based foods

Other tips she offers for incorporating more plant-based food into your diet include:

Designate one day each week as meat-free. For example, plan a “Meatless Monday.”

Keep easy plant-based options at your fingertips. These might include canned beans, whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, oats), lentils, nuts, seeds and “lots of fruits and veggies,” Palmer says.

Try new recipes. For example, create one new plant-based recipe a week for dinner.

Make favorite foods plant-based. “So if you love tacos, try black bean tacos with no meat,” she says. “Try a veggie lasagna instead of a meat lasagna. 

Order plant-based dishes in restaurants. If you enjoy them, try them at home.

 

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