A gut-friendly vegan vanilla protein powder.
4 simple ingredients: almonds, coconut, cocoa, monk fruit.
3 reasons why it is easy to digest.
1. Our vegan vanilla almond protein powder is additive-free.
Our vegan vanilla protein powder is additive-free. Most protein powders, on the other hand, are full of food additives. Although not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, additives can add up quickly (especially if you drink a protein shake every day) and cause gastrointestinal (GI) side effects like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and stomach pain. This is because food additives are hard to digest, and sit in your gut for longer than food should, which gives your gut bacteria more time to eat. As they eat, these bacteria produce gas, which causes bloating and stomach pain. Gas also slows colonic transit (the amount of time it takes food to travel through the colon), and can lead to constipation. In the long term, food additives can disrupt regulatory pathways in the intestine, which can result in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and systemic inflammatory disorders.
When buying unflavored protein powder, one ingredient to avoid in particular is artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are among the most harmful food additives in the long term as they alter the composition of your gut microbiota (the collection of microorganisms that help you digest food). This can lead to serious, chronic GI problems, widespread inflammation, and permanent damage to the gut microbiome. Some sweeteners, especially sugar alcohols like xylitol, are also poorly absorbed by the gut (meaning they feed those hungry gut bacteria), and cause diarrhea because they draw water into your intestine. Now you finally have something to blame for those post-protein shake trips to the bathroom!
Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:
acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carob bean gum, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol
When it comes to identifying food additives, go with your gut. 😉 As a rule of thumb, they are the ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Food additives are not the only thing to look out for when buying protein powder, however. There are several other ingredients that can upset your stomach.
Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain
*This is the actual ingredient list of one of the best-selling protein powders in the United States.
2. Our vegan vanilla almond protein powder is dairy-free.
Our vegan vanilla protein powder is dairy-free. Most protein powders are made with dairy-based proteins. Dairy-based proteins like whey and casein, which are byproducts of cheese and yogurt production, are known to cause digestive issues, especially for people with lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over one in three Americans are lactose intolerant, and the prevalence of IBS is somewhere between 10 and 15 percent in the United States. It follows that you may be lactose intolerant or have IBS and not even know it. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a poorly understood condition, and it is unclear why dairy triggers symptoms. Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is clearly understood. People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest lactose, the sugar in dairy. As you just learned, partially digested food feeds the bacteria in your gut, which produce gas.
3. Our vegan vanilla almond protein powder is made with real foods.
Our vegan vanilla protein powder is minimally-processed. Most protein powders, on the contrary, are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. They are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein” and “whey protein” as opposed to “peas” and “whey.” I will not go into the details, but protein concentrates and isolates undergo heavy mechanical and chemical processing before becoming protein powder. Sometimes, manufacturers use chemical solvents like hexane to isolate (separate) the protein from the food. This means that what you end up putting into your body looks nothing like real food.
If you think about it, your gut was designed to digest naturally occurring foods, not laboratory formulated imitations, so if you feed it anything but real food, it might get upset. The long term implications of eating processed foods are still not well understood, but more and more research is finding that it can alter the composition of your gut microbiota, and lead to permanent damage to the gut microbiome. It is therefore in your best interest to avoid protein powders made with protein concentrates and isolates.
Instead of protein concentrates or isolates, we use almonds. Almonds are simply roasted, pressed, and ground before becoming protein powder. Unlike protein concentrates or isolates, they still contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients like calcium and vitamin E. We prefer almonds to other minimally-processed plant protein sources because they are more gut-friendly. Research suggests that almonds possess prebiotic properties and can improve the diversity and composition of the gut microbiome.
Stomach-friendly vegan vanilla almond protein powder.
Our gut-friendly vegan vanilla almond protein powder is additive-free, dairy-free, and made with real foods, not protein isolates. It is perfect for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs, as well as for people just looking to boost their protein intake without the processing and added junk. Happy customers include people with Candidiasis, Crohn’s, diverticulitis, gastritis, gastroparesis, GERD, lactose intolerance, leaky gut, IBS, IBD, SIBO, and ulcerative colitis. Order samples to see if our easy to digest vegan vanilla almond protein powder is right for you.
Product Information – 14 servings, 15 grams of protein per serving. Handmade in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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What is vegan vanilla protein powder?
Protein powder is, to put it simply, a powdered version of high protein foods. The main dietary protein source in our vegan vanilla protein powder is California almonds. The nuts are harvested from the tree, hulled, and shelled. They are then sorted, pasteurized, roasted, and milled into a paste, which is pressed to remove roughly 75% of the fat (almond oil). To make vegan vanilla almond protein powder, we mill what is left over to fine powder, which we flavor with coconut, vanilla, and monk fruit.
Why should I use vegan vanilla protein powder?
Vegan vanilla protein powder is first and foremost a convenient way to increase your protein intake and meet your dietary protein needs. Depending on what your diet looks like, increasing your protein intake can also help you gain weight or lose weight. Basically, if adding vegan vanilla almond protein powder to your diet helps you achieve and maintain a calorie deficit, you will lose weight, and if it helps you achieve and maintain a calorie surplus, you will gain weight. Check out our pages on weight gain and weight loss to learn more.
How do I use vegan vanilla protein powder?
6 tablespoons of vegan vanilla protein powder can be mixed with 1-2 cups of cold milk or water to make a protein shake. It can also be added to smoothies, oatmeal, and recipes for an easy protein boost. If you choose to make a protein shake, use a blender or shaker bottle. Unlike other companies, we do not use food additives to help our vegan vanilla almond protein powder dissolve.
When do I use vegan vanilla protein powder?
The best time to add vegan vanilla protein powder to your diet is in the morning. Eating lots of protein breakfast will keep you full until lunch, discourage overeating, and reduce snacking later in the day. Higher protein intake at breakfast is also associated with higher total daily protein intake. In other words, a high protein breakfast, despite its satiating effects, allows you to maximize the amount of protein that you consume over the course of the day. That said, you can use vegan vanilla almond protein any time to day to boost your protein intake.
Where is vegan vanilla protein powder made?
Whereas many vegan vanilla protein powders are manufactured overseas, our vegan vanilla almond protein powder is handmade in Plymouth, Massachusetts in a GFSI-Certified facility inspected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Massachusetts Board of Health.
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