Protein 101

Why You Need Protein

Want to increase protein in your diet? Looking for post-workout muscle recovery? Not sure where to start? You have come to the right place!

Everyone needs protein, whether you are a professional athlete or a part time yogi. Protein is made up of amino acids which are building blocks that make up your body's structure and play a role in our body's processes like the function of our metabolism. Some of these amino acids are 'essential', which means your body cannot create them and therefore you must provide them to your body through food.

This is why we only make protein powders that have a complete amino acid profile. All our products contain every amino acid, including essential amino acids, that your body needs to build and maintain muscle.

How to Pick Your Protein

Now that you know why you need protein, which option should you go for? Here at LEANFIT® we have two types of proteins:

1. Whey Protein

Whey protein is a high-quality protein powder derived from cow’s milk. More specifically, whey is a protein extracted from milk during the cheese-making process. Whey protein is easily digested, thus, absorbed faster by the body, acting quickly for muscle recovery.

2. Plant-Based Protein

Plant-based proteins are typically not complete proteins (they do not contain all of the essential amino acids). This is why we blend pea, hemp, flaxseed, brown rice, and chia seed protein together to create our plant-based protein blend. The amino acids of each individual protein complement each other to provide all the amino acids you need. 


How to Use

Morning, noon, or night, all LEANFIT® proteins are a great addition to your meal.

Mix one scoop into 250ml of water or beverage of choice.

Blend one scoop into any smoothie recipe. A great grab and go for breakfast, a snack, or post workout recovery.

Stir into any recipe of your choice. Just replace ¼ of the flour a recipe calls for.

Your activity level, age, gender, weight, and height all impact how much protein you need per day. However, a good guide of daily protein consumption for the general population is 1g of protein per kg of your body weight. The more active you are, the more you may want to increase your protein consumption.

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