Plant pro­tein for youth­ful skin

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Your Health -

THE typ­i­cal Malaysian diet these days is packed with car­bo­hy­drates from starchy rice, an­i­mal fats from red meats, trans fats and sug­ars from highly pro­cessed fast foods. Hence, it is dif­fi­cult for an av­er­age per­son to get proper nu­tri­tion, es­pe­cially macronu­tri­ent pro­tein from his or her diet.

Tis­sue de­gen­er­a­tion due to low pro­tein stores in the body leads to pre­ma­ture age­ing and some of the early signs are as fol­lows: Puffy eyes

Swollen face, an­kles and fin­gers

Wrin­kled and dull skin Hair and nails are made of a tough pro­tein called ker­atin. Hence, a pro­tein de­fi­ciency can be marked by thin­ning or brit­tle nails and hair

Loss of phys­i­cal strength

If we wish to have healthy uth­ful skin, hair and nails, it is y im­por­tant to make sure our otein in­take is suf­fi­cient and ow the best pro­tein sources. The build­ing blocks of otein are called amino ids. Com­plete pro­tein ntains 22 dif­fer­ent amino cids. How­ever, nine ssen­tial amino acids must e con­sumed in the diet ecause the body does not ro­duce them.

When a com­plete pro­tein is eaten and di­gested, our body can se­lect the re­quired amino acids for the con­struc­tion f new struc­tural pro­teins such as col­la­gen and elastin, which are found pre­dom­i­nantly in the skin, bones and mus­cles.

Amino acids are also used to form new cells and re­place worn out or dead cells in the skin, which re­plen­ish every 27 days.

A quick and easy way to get high-qual­ity com­plete pro­tein into your diet is to use a pro­tein pow­der sup­ple­ment. How­ever, many pro­tein pow­der sup­ple­ments in the mar­ket are lack­ing in other es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents such as fi­bre, cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3. These es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents are im­por­tant for the main­te­nance of good di­ges­tive and bone health.

More than just pro­tein

Every­body wants a pro­tein pow­der that is not only high­qual­ity and easy to di­gest but one which is made with­out an­tibi­otics from dairy, lac­tose, added sugar and ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers. Biogrow HPF-5 high pro­tein-fi­bre pow­der pro­vides all nine es­sen­tial amino acids, which are a good plant-based source for com­plete pro­tein.

It also con­tains the di­ges­tive fi­bre-re­sis­tant dex­trin, which has been ap­proved by the Health Min­istry in pro­mot­ing reg­u­lar bowel move­ment for con­sti­pated in­di­vid­u­als.

In ad­di­tion, Biogrow HPF-5 has bone health-en­hanc­ing cal­cium, mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min D3, all of which are usu­ally not found in or­di­nary pro­tein pow­ders.

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

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7956 2220 or e-mail Why pro­tein is im­por­tant for health?

Pro­tein is the ma­jor build­ing block of mus­cles, skin and other body tis­sues. It is used to pro­duce hor­mones, en­zymes and an­ti­bod­ies. An ad­e­quate in­take of pro­tein is nec­es­sary for growth, re­pair of body cells, the nor­mal func­tion­ing of mus­cles, trans­mis­sion of nerve im­pulses and im­mu­nity.

Biogrow HPF-5 high pro­tein-fi­bre pow­der pro­vides all nine es­sen­tial amino acids, which are a good plant-based source for com­plete pro­tein.

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