It can be hard to get in enough nutrients or meals in a day with the fast-paced grab it and go lifestyle that most of us lead in 2020. Meal replacing products such as bars, shakes, and other drinks can ensure you are getting the correct amount of vitamins, minerals, and protein in a day. Diet plans can be made with these products to achieve an individual's desired fitness results. Sadly many of these products are loaded with refined sugars, GMOs, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and more! Luckily mother nature provides organic foods and superfoods with all the nutrients we need for a day.
There are plenty of protein-packed plants on the planet that can deliver the proper amount of protein in a quick, meal replacing, fashion. Pea protein is great for muscle recovery, features high amounts of BCAAs, and is high in both lysine and arginine. The nutritional powerhouse known as brown rice has sustained eastern civilizations for centuries. The protein found in brown rice contains all nine essential amino acids, which aid recovery and muscle growth. Plant-based sources of protein, like peas and brown rice, are great eco-friendly and sustainable ways to get your protein. Many great plant-based meal replacement products use them as key ingredients.
Protein isn't the only part of a meal. Vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients from fruits and vegetables make up a big part of a healthy diet as well. For centuries, farmers in India have harvested guar beans for human consumption and cattle feed. The gum from these beans is a soluble fiber that can help clear the intestines, which helps with irritable bowel syndrome and to decrease LDL or bad cholesterol. Pomegranates, domesticated in the 5th millennium BC, were one of the first fruit trees in the Mediterranean region. This powerful fruit is used in the ancient Ayurvedic medicine of India to treat various ailments with its high level of polyphenol antioxidants. Guar gum and pomegranates are two superfood powerhouses that make a great addition to any meal replacement product.
Mushrooms have been used medicinally for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine because of the high level of nutrients they contain. For this very same reason, many medicinal mushrooms fill the nutritional gaps in meal replacement products. With written mentions dating back from 221 to 207 BC, the reishi mushroom has a long history of use in China. Once reserved for royalty to improve health and extend life, the reishi mushroom can boost the immune system, provide anti-cancer properties, fight fatigue, and depression. Chaga mushrooms have been used medically in Siberia and other parts of Asia for millennia. Chaga mushrooms possess the ability to boost the immune system, fight inflammation, prevent or fight cancer, and lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Superfoods like those are just pieces of the meal replacement puzzle and need to be placed together just right to get the right result. That is exactly what we have done with the NEW Organic Muscle Plant-Based Protein + Superfoods & Greens meal replacement product. This supplement provides total body nutrition in each scoop! With 40 health-boosting organic superfoods, including those mentioned in this article, to nourish your body and help you reach your fitness goals.