- Greens & Beans
Pea protein is an eco-friendly and sustainable protein source that offers various benefits. It is easily digested and well-tolerated, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive stomachs. Popular in sports nutrition, it aids in muscle growth and recovery. Being low in allergens, it is safe for those with food sensitivities. Additionally, it contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and as a complete protein, it supports overall health and body functioning.
Pea protein offers several potential health effects. As a plant-based protein source, it can support muscle growth and repair, making it beneficial for athletes and individuals engaged in regular exercise. Pea protein may also help with weight management by promoting feelings of fullness and reducing calorie intake. It has a low glycemic index, making it suitable for individuals with diabetes or those looking to manage their blood sugar. Additionally, pea protein is naturally low in saturated fat, making it a heart-healthy protein option.
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