Plant-based pro­tein op­tion

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VEG­E­TAR­I­AN­ISM is one of the fastest­grow­ing life­style choices con­cur­rent with the grow­ing pop­u­la­tion of veg­e­tar­ian world­wide (2).

Some of the pop­u­lar rea­sons for this diet choice are re­spect for the en­vi­ron­ment and higher aware­ness to­wards an­i­mal wel­fare.

Some in­di­vid­u­als also choose to re­duce meat in­take sim­ply to stay healthy.

> Eat more plant pro­tein to live longer A group of Har­vard sci­en­tists who ex­am­ined the health ef­fects of dif­fer­ent pro­tein sources found that re­plac­ing just a small amount of pro­cessed meat for plant pro­tein re­duces the risk of early death.

More­over, a higher in­take of meat (an­i­mal pro­tein) is also as­so­ci­ated with a higher risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar death (1).

> Sus­tain­abil­ity is about health as well as en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact

Among all com­plete pro­tein sources, plant pro­teins such as soy­beans, peas, and some nuts and seeds, are packed with widerang­ing ben­e­fits.

Other than keep­ing us health­ier for longer, plant pro­teins are far more en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able as the en­tire pro­duc­tion line uses less farm­land, wa­ter and en­ergy com­pared to the meat in­dus­try

Con­sumers can help con­serve en­ergy, land and wa­ter by con­sum­ing more plant-based pro­tein through cut­ting down on meat and dairy in­take.

> Go­ing greener with Biogrow HPF-5 Biogrow HPF-5 high-pro­tein and high-fi­bre pow­der is a good al­ter­na­tive for peo­ple who are lac­tose-in­tol­er­ant, look­ing to in­clude non-an­i­mal-based pro­tein as part of their veg­e­tar­ian diet for a greener life­style.

Made from nat­u­ral, food-grade in­gre­di­ents, this pow­der drink pro­vides more than 61% plant pro­tein from soy and pea, com­plete with nine es­sen­tial amino acids.

It is also high in sol­u­ble fi­bre for im­proved bowel func­tion and en­riched with cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3.

All of which are im­por­tant nu­tri­ents for the de­vel­op­ment of healthy cells, mus­cles and bones in the body.

Biogrow HPF-5 high-pro­tein and high-fi­bre pow­der is suitable for all ages.

One scoop (16g) is rec­om­mended to be taken daily with 150ml of wa­ter as a pro­tein sup­ple­ment for those who are al­ready on a veg­e­tar­ian diet and as a sub­sti­tu­tion for an­i­mal pro­tein.

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by Legosan (M) Sdn Bhd.

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JAMA In­tern Med. 2016;176(10):1453-1463. doi:10.1001/ja­main­tern­med.2016.4182­a­zine/en/life­style/375-mil­lion-veg­e­tar­i­ans-world­wide.html

USDA; FAO/WHO/UNICEF Pro­tein Ad­vi­sory Group (2004)

A scoop of Biogrow HPF-5 daily in 200ml of wa­ter for more than 61% plant pro­tein to sup­port chil­dren’s growth, in­crease mus­cle mass in age­ing adults, sati­ety and weight man­age­ment.

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