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Plant based Protein

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Choosing plant-based protein doesn’t only benefit the environment, but it also has a tremendous effect on your body. Plant-based protein sources are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than animal-based protein sources.

They require less water, fertilizers, and pesticides to grow, which means that less fresh water, land, and fossil fuels are used in their production. This is especially true for those products from The Farm Kitchen, where NO fertilizers and pesticides have been used.

Seeds, for example, are high in protein, and contain healthy fats. -important for brain development and heart health – and carbohydrates. They also provide additional nutrients like calcium, folate, iron, zinc and potassium. And guess what: these are all needed for a well-working immune system!

Beans are an excellent source of plant-based protein which is cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat. They also contain fiber which helps to reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

So, what is protein?

Protein is an essential macronutrient that the body needs to function. It is a building block of all cells in the human body and it helps in carrying out many important functions.

A cell is the basic unit of life. It contains all the necessary components for life to exist. A single human body contains 100.000 billion cells, which are made up of many different types of molecules, including DNA, proteins, and fats.

Proteins are made up of amino acids which provide its structure and also carries out many functions. They are made up of 20 different amino acids, nine of them are essential as they cannot be synthesized by the body and need to be obtained from food.

Proteins can transport molecules from one cell to another or from one part of the cell to another. There are many other uses for protein like aiding in digestion, regulating blood sugar levels, providing energy and helping in muscle growth.

The recommended daily protein intake in the normal diet is 0.8 to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight. For someone weighing 70 kilograms, this amounts to 56 to 70 grams per day.

To have an idea of where to find protein in Plant Based products, have a look at this list below:

Product per 100 gram
1. Soy beans 35,9
2. Hempseeds 31,6
3. Pumpkin seeds 30,3
4. Kidney Beans 24,0
5. Seitan 22,1
6. Peanuts 26,0
7. Cashew nuts 18,5
8. Oats 12,6
9. Lentils 10
10. Alfalf 4,0
11. Mushrooms 3,6

The Farm Kitchen food ensures you to have a healthy base of proteins, with all other benefits on top. With seeds, beans, nuts and grain; both the environment and you gain!


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