Can you build muscle on a vegan diet? Do plants have protein? Can athletes thrive off just vegan food?
These are all common questions around veganism.
Animal products have become synonymous with protein in our society as our meat consumption has increased.
When we think of protein we typically tend to think of meat, and vice versa.
Plants not only contain protein but they are also alkalizing to the body; which means they help protect healthy cells, balance essential nutrients, and provide minerals for the body instead of pulling them from the bones, to name just a few benefits.
Essentially, we want to focus on more alkalizing foods as the Standard American Diet today consists majoritively of acidic forming foods and is lacking in alkalizing foods.
What about protein and performance?
Today, many professional athletes are going vegan as they discover the benefits of plant-based diets.
The best way of ensuring you are getting all of the essential amino acids from a plant-based diet is to include a variety of plant foods such as grains, legumes and vegetables throughout your day.
And as an athlete, it’s even more important to be getting the right nutrients to promote performance, recovery and repair.
We also know life is hectic and many of us rely on convenience and accessibility.
So if you are an athlete, very active, or looking to gain more muscle, you may be supplementing your needs with protein powders or bars.
But it's important to look for quality as many products contain chemicals, additives, fillers, colors, and inflammatory ingredients that bog down our system.
This is why we love Iron Vegan.
Because we believe the key to longevity is to have easy access to more nutrient-dense plant foods, in the cleanest forms.
Iron vegan focuses on 100% plant-based, organic, non-GMO ingredients without unnecessary additives, fillers, or added sugars.
Need a quick post-workout snack after the gym? Iron Vegan Protein Bars are the perfect size, low in sugar,and high in fiber and plant-based protein. Not to mention, their flavors are delicious!
If you are looking for a recovery shake, Iron Vegan Protein Powders provide a blend of sprouted grains and legumes to supply the right balance of amino acids, increase the absorbability of nutrients, and ease digestion. Plus a creamy smooth taste that is easy to blend into your favourite smoothie!
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L-Glutamine : A conditionally essential amino acid that is used in large amounts by the body especially during times of injury, sickness, or muscle wasting. It is commonly used as a supplement for gut repair and for building muscle. Add to your smoothie after a workout to avoid muscle breakdown or to heal your digestion if you suffer from intestinal permeability or IBS.
: For the athlete that is looking to gain more weight, this plant-based gainer includes 42g of protein and 120g of carbohydrates per serving. This is the perfect formula to boost performance and gain muscle with clean calories and nutrients to support your goals.