When it comes to protein many people think that animal-based protein products are the way to go. 3Natives is here to prove that plant-based proteins can be just as powerful and less harmful to the body than red meat.
Plant-based proteins are a nutritious source of complete protein that comes from all types of plants. These plant-based ingredients include:
- Grains – barely, buckwheat, oatmeal, and quinoa
- Nuts – Brazil nuts, pistachios, and walnuts
- Pulses – beans, lentils, and peas
- Seeds – chia seeds, hemp seeds
- Tofu and tempeh
All these plant-based protein sources have excellent health benefits and often have fewer calories than animal products. In addition, getting your protein from plants is much more sustainable than animal protein, which means that eating plant-based ingredients can help protect the environment.
What Are the Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins?
There are a variety of health benefits associated with a plant-based diet. If you are looking to reduce the amount of animal products in your diet, it is likely that improving your health is the objective. Adding more plant-based foods to your diet can benefit the health of your body in the following ways:
- Cultivating better digestive health
- Improving heart health, lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease, and lowering blood pressure
- Managing your blood sugar and lowering your chances of developing diabetes
- Promoting a healthy weight or helping you with weight loss
- Reducing your risk of cancer
The health benefits of plant-based proteins are fantastic! But there are other benefits to consuming plant-based ingredients that have a global impact.
Producing meat for large-scale consumption has resulted in terrible consequences for the planet. Deforestation to create grazing land, greenhouse gasses produced from livestock transportation, and contaminated water supplies from methane and carbon dioxide in manure are a few of the environment impacts of the meat production industry. Now more than ever it is important that we recognize the power and sustainability of plants in their ability to keep people fed and well nourished, while reducing the harm to the planet.
At 3Natives, we use only organic, local produce to ensure that your protein is coming from the best plant-based sources available.
What Are the Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein?
If you are looking to add more plant-based proteins to your diet, there are several healthy, protein-rich options that you can try.
Soy products are among the richest sources of protein, and include tofu, edamame, and tempeh. Tofu makes an excellent meat substitute and can be used in a variety of dishes. Lentils and chickpeas are high in protein and are versatile plant-based ingredients. Nuts such as almonds and peanuts are another great source of essential amino acids and make a delicious, healthy snack.
Whether you are switching to a plant-based diet or looking to scale back on meat, there are so many great plant-based proteins to try.
3Natives gets shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables all week long, so you can be confident you’re getting the best plant-based ingredients we can offer. We make sure that our produce is locally sourced, and that our imported foods are from sustainable farming communities.
We cold press our juices so that you get more protein per serving along with other vitamins and miners. When we combine product and process, our customers get the best juice nature can provide.
Get the Best Plant-Based Ingredients at 3Natives
3Natives is committed to providing our communities with the best plant-based ingredients we can get our hands on. From local organic produce to small-scale farms in Brazil, we make sure our sources are sustainable. If you’re looking for the next big thing in plant-based protein look no further than 3Natives. Find a location near you in Florida or view our menu.