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Five Things You Should Know About Pea Protein

July 30, 2015

plant-based proteinWhether you are following a plant-based diet or are simply trying to cut back on animal protein consumption (read: Meatless Mondays!), pea protein is a powerhouse alternative protein source. There are many reasons why pea protein is a great option for those needing more protein and ultimately why Mayesa contains 5 grams of this good stuff. Here are a few more key points:

100% Plant-based

If you are vegan or vegetarian, pea protein is the perfect alternative to its animal and other protein partners. It is 100% plant-based and contains no animal by-products. (Vegetarians and vegans rejoice!) Psst… The pea protein used in Mayesa is also non-GMO. (Collective, yay!)


Food allergies are very common these days, and it can be challenging to find healthy, good-tasting and allergen-free foods. The pea protein used in all four Mayesa flavors is free of allergenic ingredients such as lactose, gluten and soy. This makes it ideal for anyone who suffers from food allergies, including kids. Kiddos also love the taste, which makes  mommies of finicky eaters break into a happy dance.

Aids in Building Muscle

It has been shown that a diet rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) can help keep your body in a muscle-building state throughout the day and help you feeling energized. Pea protein is packed with BCAAs! Bring on the burn!

Easy to Digest

Pea protein offers a good biological value (BV) which means the actual amount of protein deposited per gram of protein absorbed is high. In other words, pea protein contains amino acids that are easily absorbed by your body and put to work effectively and efficiently. In addition, eating or drinking foods and beverages that contain pea protein will not leave you feeling bloated or gassy. Phew!

Helps You Feel Full

Studies have shown that consuming pea protein activates the release of hormones in your body that keep you feeling full between meals. This is one reason why Mayesa can be used as a  healthy mid-day snack that will tide you over until dinnertime or used as an addition to smoothies and even coffee. Did we mention that Mayesa is a cacao dark chocolate beverage? Yup! It is a sweet AND healthy snack.

With many people choosing to eat more plant-based protein, Mayesa is proud to contain pea protein, a healthy, plant-based and non-allergenic protein source. For more information about Mayesa or where to buy this premium cacao super drink, visit our store locator page. You can also purchase Mayesa online.

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