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These Flavours Of Clean Lean Protein Should Be Your Favourite
We are extremely proud of our Clean Lean Protein and how unique it really is - one of the cleanest plant-based protein powders on the market. But, we knew we could offer more...Clean Lean Protein with added functional benefits; each flavour holds it's very own reward.
Each flavour tastes amazing, and is incredibly versatile! Enjoy with water, or add to your cooking & baking to spice things up, check out our delicious recipes for chai protein pancakes and coffee, coconut oat cookies. We guarantee they'll be your new favourite flavours, not only because of the taste, but the health benefits too...
Benefits of Chai
Chai is a blend of incredible spices including black pepper, ginger and cinnamon. Notably, it is the ingredients of chai that produce the health benefits.
Cinnamon is commonly known to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that a dose as small as 120mg of cinnamon per day can help reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
The presence of ginger and cinnamon in chai can lower blood sugar levels by reducing insulin sensitivity; assisting the movement of sugar from the blood stream, into the cells. This is beneficial towards individuals with diabetes.
Ginger has also been shown to aid digestion and reduce nausea by improving circulation in the gut and delivering oxygen to the organs. Black pepper works synergistically with cinnamon to ease the stomach and pancreas through the production of digestive enzymes; of which encourage the digestion of fats and proteins.
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric isn't just a spice used for adding flavour to curry, it has also been used for centuries in Indian medicine. The main ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to elicit an array of health benefits. Several of these health benefits can be attributed to it's powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Chronic inflammation plays a key role in disease, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic disease. Turmeric has been shown to block inflammatory molecules in the body; preventing the onset of long-term inflammation, and therefore disease.
Oxidative stress is also a mechanism behind the development of chronic disease. It arises due to an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants within the body. An abundance of free radicals in the body can react with DNA and proteins, which can cause damage to the body's cells. Our body therefore requires antioxidants to fight off oxidative stress. Turmeric is a potent anti-oxidant known for fighting off nasty bacteria and toxins. It does this by neutralising free radicals and boosting the body's antioxidant defences.
Research into the health benefits of Turmeric has demonstrated therapeutic potential in those suffering from cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowl syndrome, amongst many other diseases.
Turmeric has also been shown to act as an anti-depressant amongst individuals with depression. It has been demonstrated that turmeric may also be effective in delaying or even reversing many brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function.
Benefits of Maca
Maca root is highly nutritious and high in essential vitamins + minerals, predominantly vitamin C and Copper. It is also particularly high in carbohydrates, which explains why it is known to boost energy, however hard evidence is lacking.
Maca is also known as an adaptogenic herb, meaning it holds the ability to help the body react positively to stress and anxiety. The adaptogenic benefits of maca can also be seen amongst menopausal women. A meta-analysis of studies has demonstrated that ingestion of maca can alleviate symptoms of menopause and balance hormones. Evidence also suggests that ingesting maca for as little as 6 weeks can improve libido in men and menopausal women. It seems, if your mood isn't great and your hormones need boosting, maca root is the way to go!
Chai, Turmeric + Maca boast an abundance of health benefits individually, now imagine the power they all harness as one.
Benefits of Coconut
Much like turmeric, coconuts contain antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress. Gallic, caffeic, salicylic, and p-coumaric acids are all phenolic compounds found in coconut that have been shown to prevent the rise of bad cholesterol, and furthermore heart disease.
Coconuts are high in several vitamins and minerals, in particular, manganese, a mineral essential for bone health. It is well documented that when combined with the nutrients calcium, zinc and copper, manganese supports bone mineral density. This is pertinent for older individuals, and post-menopausal women.
Unlike other fruit, coconut provides the body with healthy fats, predominantly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)...
Benefits of MCTs
Your body metabolises MCTs differently than other types of fats, absorbing them directly from your small intestine and rapidly using them for energy. For this reason, MCTs have been shown to promote fat loss and boost metabolism, and therefore should be chosen above long-chain saturated fats from meat sources.
It is also said that MCTs aid cognitive function as we age. Our bodies convert MCTs into ketones for energy, rather than glucose. For individuals with Alzheimer's, this can be lucrative. Brain glucose uptake is impaired in those with this disease, so an alternative brain fuel, like ketones, is more than advantageous. Studies have shown that increasing the availability of ketones via MCTs boasts a beneficial effect on cognitive function in mild to moderate sufferers of Alzheimer's.
Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is a natural antioxidant, similar to green tea, which can remove nasty toxins from the body; preventing cell damage and reducing the risk of chronic disease. A dose of matcha contains up to 137 more catechins than green tea; so opt for our Vanilla Matcha Clean Lean Protein instead.
Research has shown an improvement in brain function following a dose fo matcha, in particular, attention, reaction time, and memory. These benefits have been attributed to the high caffeine content of matcha. However, unlike an espresso, matcha isn't accompanied by a 'caffeine crash', this is due to a compound called L-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid most commonly found in tea which promotes attention and focus without the infliction of 'the jitters' and drowsiness once the caffeine has worn off. For this reason, many people choose to have a matcha latte as oppose to a cafe latte.
As you can see, these added ingredients are a blessing in disguise! We have sourced the highest quality of each, in order to bring about the most valuable benefits in just 2 scoops. SHOP NOW