Complete protein profile from plants sources
The bloody war waged between vegan and omnivore shows no signs of stopping as the bombardments of “mine’s better than yours” cease to let up. One common pro-omnivore argument is that it is impossible to match the nutritional profile of omnivores diets with plants alone. However, this isn’t entirely true. It is in fact entirely possible to match the nutritional profile with plants – rather the true issue is one of dosage. Meat and animal products are relatively rich in nutrients and to match that with plants includes eating both a huge quantity and variety of plant-based foods. For most people who lead busy lives and can’t wait all day to soak beans or eat metric tons of salad, it makes getting complete nutrition on a purely vegan diet very difficult indeed.
Supplements for achieving the impossible
A recent Finish study found that supplementation was essential for vegans in order to fill potential nutrition deficiencies (read more). At London’s World Power Show we spoke to one company that was aiming to do just that. Originating in the US, Sunwarrior has gone on to be one of the leading brands in vegan supplementation. Their organic products contain no soy or GMOs and would be suited to virtually anybody. But more than what isn’t in their products, it’s what they do contain that is the biggest selling point. Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend Protein contains a complete amino acid profile putting it on par (if not identical) to the profile of something like whey protein, so great as a post-workout supplement. It also has a very interesting ingredients list that includes quinoa and cranberry proteins, the latter that will soon be replaced with goji berry protein. The company also offers Classic Plus, a slightly less complete protein supplement for everyday use.
So regardless what side of the dietary fence you sit, these complete plant-based proteins give everyone an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a wider range of nutritional sources.
Sunwarrior supplements can be purchased from Planet Organic.