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Why Pea Protein in Mayesa Drinks?

December 18, 2014

plant-based proteinOne of the reasons that Mayesa’s dark chocolate  drink is so healthy is the ingredient “pea protein,” an excellent plant-based protein.

Yes, protein found in the common garden pea, as it turns out, offers many high-quality nutritional, and even disease-fighting, aspects.

The pea that is processed for its protein is actually the yellow garden variety, also called split-pea. It is widely grown throughout the world, and is also popular with vegetarians, for its high protein content, high fiber, and the fact that it is a low-fat, low cholesterol vegetable.

Pea protein has proven to be one of the most tolerated and accepted protein sources without labeling or allergy issues. Pea protein is also highly digestible (98%) and is gluten-free.

Nutritionists seeking to balance protein needs with food sensitivities, concerns regarding soy, saturated fats in meats, and lactose intolerance are discovering that the benefits of the once lowly pea is actually the face of the future.

Protein is a valuable source of energy that contributes to overall well-being. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends that 10 to 15% of people’s daily diet should consist of some form of protein.

Many people fulfill their protein requirements from products derived from animals, such as milk and meat. However, health experts are increasingly advocating a diet that includes grain legumes because of their natural ability to prevent diseases.

Continuing research is showing that proteins in the common pea may provide a natural remedy against high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. Pea protein could be used as a natural food product to help the millions of people worldwide that suffer from these conditions, suggests the research.

Pea protein is also a viable alternative protein source that can have a profound influence on the formulation of weight-conscious food and diets based on low glycemic index (GI) and high protein intake.

In addition, pea protein is useful for the weight-conscious due to its satiety effect. According to research the effect of pea protein on satiety may be linked to the stimulation of the intestinal secretion of satiety peptides which acts at the level of the central nervous system to reduce food intake.

For nutritionists, peas have long held a prime position as “nutrition superstars.” Now, based on leading-edge research, powdered pea protein turns out to be a superstar in the makeup of Mayesa’s delicious, and healthy, dark chocolate drinks.


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