Why your body needs protein

Why your body needs protein

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - As a female, I tend to enjoy my carbs a little bit more than protein, but I'm learning it's time for a change.

"Proteins are the building blocks of life. They're essential to for the growth and repair of tissues. Our bodies also use proteins to make enzymes and hormones and even hemoglobin in our red blood cells," explained Mike Wiley with Garden of Life. "A lot of people think protein is just for building muscles, but it's not. Our bodies also use it to make healthy and strong skin, hair, nails, even bones."

It's important to note, however, there are different types of proteins. "With proteins, we have both complete proteins and incomplete proteins. Animal forms are complete proteins, but not everyone wants to eat animal products from dairy or from eggs. Plant proteins are very easy on the body, but most plant-based proteins are incomplete, meaning that they don't have the right amount of amino acids or they're missing some all completely.

"With Garden of Life, our formula is unique in the fact that it is a complete protein. It has all of the essential and branch chain amino acids, and in the right ratio, so that they're very well utilized in the body."

There is no shortage of protein supplements out there, but chosen the best one can be tricky. "It's easy with Garden of Life. We are the number one selling protein in the industry right now, and the reason why is it's a raw food. We keep it below 115 degrees during manufacturing, so it does have all the live probiotics and enzymes. It's also USDA certified organic, so you're not going to have any toxins are pesticides that may come from conventional sources. We use sprouted ingredients, so we do deliver 17 grams of grams per serving that is very well used by the body."

The supplement is also vegan and plant-based and has no GMO. "We are completely non-allergenic meaning we  have no dairy, no soy, no gluten or any other allergies that would cause some sort of gastric upset with your customers."

"We also free from any binders or fillers or artificial ingredients that are preservatives that aren't in foods. So if they're not in food, why put them in a supplement?"

If you're interested in trying Garden of Life, Tunie's carries the complete line.

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