Nourish - Introducing Nuzest’s new Plant Protein Plus+ range
We’ve teamed up with Nuzest to introduce you to their new range: ‘Protein Plus+’.
With modern life getting busier and more demanding than ever, looking after your health and nutrition is paramount. The Nuzest brand has always existed to make nutrition easy. It has now introduced the start of a new range of plant based smoothie mixes with added functional benefits. All products in the range have a pea protein base and are designed as delicious, timesaving, ready-to-go smoothie mixes. They have targeted health benefits like digestive, immune or vitality support.
Protein + Microbiotics
Another delicious protein-based smoothie mix, this time with 1 billion CFU shelf-stable microbiotics (Bacillus Coagulans) and prebiotic fibre to support your body’s microbiome.
Why does this make the ideal smoothie base?
Protein is an essential macronutrient that provides the building blocks of all our cells, tissues and organs, and plays a vital role in many physiological processes in the body. It also contributes to feelings of fullness and satiety, making it an ideal base for a nutritious and satisfying smoothie. It’s slower to digest than carbohydrates and takes more energy to process. It also stimulates the release or satiety hormone such as cholecystokinin (CCK), which help to signal fullness to the brain, and helps regulate blood sugar.
Why pea protein?
We all know that getting enough protein is vital to support lean muscle mass, prevent muscle loss, and promote optimal health; but with so many different diets these days, it can be difficult to know which sources are most appropriate. Pea protein is an idea solution as it provides all nine essential amino acids (though is slightly lower in methionine than animal sources so is not considered ‘complete’) and is suitable for most diets.
The pea used in Nuzest’s new range is vegan, gluten-free, and low in anti-nutrients due to their unique water-based isolation methods.
Good for you:
- Pea protein can provide similar benefits to whey but without the dairy allergens and digestive disturbances.
- It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and is naturally gluten-free and hypoallergenic.
- When compared with whey, pea is absorbed slower and is more satiating, so you feel fuller for longer.
- Studies have demonstrated that pea may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood.
- It has been shown that pea protein out-performs whey in muscle gain.
… and for the environment:
Peas are a sustainable crop. They use less water and less land than both animal sources, and other vegetable sources, of protein. They also return nitrogen and nutrients to the soil in which they are grown, keeping it healthy for future crops.
The Nuzest brand is constantly looking for the best ways to support the environment. To date, the majority of their powdered products have been packaged in fully recyclable HDPE tubs. These latest products are the start of a shift towards recyclable pouches in a bid to be even more sustainable. Pouches use less plastic, are lighter in weight, and are more space efficient – all of which contribute to an overall lower carbon footprint.
Keep an eye out for more products in the Plant Protein Plus+ range coming soon!
Read all about Nuzest Clean Lean Protein as well here >>