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The Best Protein for the Human Body

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The Best Protein for the Human Body

Protein is a part of almost all foods we eat, legumes, meats, eggs, and even fruits and vegetables. The thing is, not all proteins are created equal; they differ in quantity, quality and digestibility too. Protein is the basic building block of the human body, we need it to repair muscle, bones, and skin, and to produce enzymes and hormones. That’s why we should choose protein sources carefully. Let’s look at some popular food groups and see how they compare.

How to spot a good protein?

Protein is just a fancy word for a group of acids. They are called by an even fancier name, amino acids, and they are the real building blocks for the human body. There are 21 different amino acids and you need them in a correct ratio to make up the best protein. The best protein also needs to be easy to digest. Thankfully, both of these parameters can be measured in a lab so that we can reliably judge the quality of protein (1).

Animal protein is better than plant protein

There are two main categories of protein: animal based and plant based. Animal proteins are usually easy to digest and have a favorable amino acid profile. Plant based proteins are protected by cellulose which makes them harder to digest and usually don’t contain the correct ratio of amino acids. This means that the human body will generally be able to utilize animal protein much better than plant protein.

Insect protein is just as good as animal

There’s another food group that’s often overlooked in the western world, insects. They contain proteins that are the same quality as beef. They have a very similar amino acid profile and digestibility (2). Plus they are sustainable and ethical to farm.  It’s time we started taking the third option seriously and gave insects a try.

 Looking for the best protein? Try our bars with 20g of protein with the correct amino acid profle.

Sources:

1) Gertjan Schaafsma, 'The Protein Digestibility–Corrected Amino Acid Score', The Journal of Nutrition 2000, http://jn.nutrition.org/content/130/7/1865S.long

2) Dun Wang et. al, 'Evaluation on Nutritional Value of Field Crickets as a Poultry Feedstuff', Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 2005, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264153795_Evaluation_on_Nutritional_Value_of_Field_Crickets_as_a_Poultry_Feedstuff

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Delicious Proteins

I had the starter pack. I have to say, I really enjoyed it.
But lets go through it piece by piece.
Crackers: The crackers of all flavours were very good and crunchy. Only I found them a little bit too salty.
Protein bars (pleasure cricket): They were just perfect, I loved them.
Protein bars (serious): They were very good as well, but could be a little bit sweeter (but than they might not be serious anymore^^)
The protein powder tasted very good. I think it was sweeter than my usually used one(Huel), and did't feel to feed me as good, but still very nice.
The pasta were quite similar to other lentilles pasta, not very special.
I haven't tried the baking powder so far, but looking forward to use it for pancakes or so.

Hi,

Product hasn't arrived yet but hopefully soon.

Thanks

Excellent flavor and consistency

Chose this for it's sustainable source, because cricket farming is the way of the future. Very happy about taste and consistency.

Schon das 3. mal gekauft

Mein Lieblingsproteinpulver!
Schmeckt sehr schokoladig und süß. Perfekt für nach dem Training 🏋️‍♀️
Ich benutze es auch für Proteincookies und Muffins.

My new favorite

Super delicious, great texture and compatible for the stomach.

Echt empfehlenswert, löst sich super auf, hat einen guten Geschmack, und ist sehr verträglich (in der Regel kriege ich Magenbeschwerden bei den Molke Erzeugnissen, deswegen wollte ich nach Alternativen schauen, bei dem Proteinpulver habe ich jedoch keine pobleme)