The Simple Life Organic Pumpkin Protein Powder (Chocolate)
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The Power Of Pumpkin Protein
Pumpkins, and their seeds are a native plant to the Americas. For thousands of years numerous native tribes to the Americas have treasured pumpkins, and their seeds for their dietary and medicinal properties.
The Simple Life Organic Pumpkin Protein Powder is dairy-free, soy free, gluten free and a great alternative for those who have intolerance’s or allergies to egg and whey protein powders. My pumpkin protein is derived directly from nutrient rich pumpkin seeds taken from pumpkins organically grown without herbicides or pesticides. This incredible protein source contains 18 amino acids, and all 9 of the essential amino acids that support lean muscle growth/repair.
Eating the right quality of protein is important, but so is the quantity. Just how much protein should you eat?
According to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science (a kind of academic think-tank charged with advising the U.S. government on scientific affairs) the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein is approximately 0.4 grams per one pound of body weight for adults, regardless of age. The RDA represents the minimum amount of protein required to avoid a loss of lean body mass (i.e., muscle) in most individuals. Based on this information, if you weigh 150 pounds you require a bare minimum of 60 grams of protein per day. There are a few notable exceptions, as follows.
Athletes: People who regularly participate in weight training or high intensity workouts should consume more: at least one gram of protein per one pound of body weight. Thus if you weigh 150 pounds you need to consume about 150 grams of protein per day when working out intensely. Some research indicates the recommendation should be 1.5 grams per pound for competitive athletes and bodybuilders.
Seniors: There is evidence that the RDA for elderly individuals should be closer to 0.75 grams of protein per pound of body weight for optimal health. Thus an elderly individual who weighs 150 pounds should eat 112.5 grams of protein per day. For seniors in particular, consuming even more protein than the RDA guidelines can improve muscle mass, strength and the ability to complete everyday activities.
Protein and Exercise
Your body is made up of approximately 20 percent protein, of which 15 to 20 percent may be used for energy. In athletes, this figure can be as high as 50 percent. In other words, carbohydrates are certainly not the sole source of energy for your body, despite what you may have been taught.
You constantly lose amino acids via exercise, muscular contractions and movement, all of which stimulate the use of protein stores (i.e., protein metabolism). This is why athletes regularly eat large quantities of complete proteins to maintain easy-to-access supplies of amino acids for muscle repair, growth and energy.
In contrast, if your amino acid intake falls below the amount required for your activity level, your body will cannibalize your internal sources of protein, such as enzymes and structural proteins. This commonly occurs in conjunction with over-training, leading to fatigue and muscle loss.
For example, you may have seen someone in the gym who trains for hours, yet never seems to get stronger. He or she is also likely to have less muscular tone than expected for such a level of exercise. Odds are, he or she is over-training and does not consume enough protein to repair, maintain or build more muscle tissue.
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The Simple Life Organic Pumpkin Protein Highlights:
- Organic partially de-fatted pumpkin seed milled to a powder consistency.
- Paleo and Primal approved.
- Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.
- Soy free, dairy free, and gluten free.
- Creamy chocolate flavor.
- Contains 18 proteinogenic amino acids, 9 of which are essential amino acids that must be obtained in the diet from food.
- Provides 14 grams of plant-based protein and 3 grams of fiber per scoop.
- USDA Organic certified by Quality Assurance International.