Lose Weight And Build Muscle with Rice Protein
As summer approaches, our thoughts invariably turn to our bodies, which will soon be more on display than in the past six months (for most of us, anyway!). But, especially if you have been working on building muscle, and body mass, you may worry about cutting the calories to get that perfect six pack, if it means sacrificing that muscular bodyweight. But can it be done? Luckily, the answer is yes.
Let us introduce you to Rice Protein Powder. This still relatively new kid on the block can improve liver and heart function and regulate your cholesterol, in addition to supporting your weight loss and muscle-building efforts. Most of us who have taken Protein Powder supplements at some time or another will have heard of Rice Protein Powder, even though whey protein is still by far the best known of all protein supplements. But in case you have not, just take a look at this:
Brown rice protein is sourced from whole, sprouted rice grains. The process of sprouting eliminates anti-nutrients, such as phytic acid, one of the main obstacles in the body’s ability to absorb iron. Once sprouted, protein is gently extracted from the whole grain. It serves as a whole protein source, containing a very similar amino acid composition to that of breast milk. It is also particularly high in leucine, an amino acid crucial for muscle recovery.
So whether you are a hard-training athlete, a body builder, or a casual weekend gym-visitor, Rice Protein Powder can help you enhance your fitness results. A study from 2013, published in Nutrition Journal, found that brown rice protein is just as effective as whey protein in supplementing body composition and exercise performance. But Rice Protein Powder has more to offer:
Recent research has indicated that brown rice protein possesses unique peptides, that help to reduce weight gain more than those in for instance soy protein. It is very low in fat, with a serving of Rice Protein isolate delivering just 0.6g of fat in the Natural and Vanilla flavours, and a tiny bit more at 0.9 g for the Chocolate variety.
Vegans and vegetarians will also be able to use Rice Protein Powder safely, and it is ideal for people who suffer from digestive issues with dairy or soy-based products too. Rice Protein Isolate is flavoured with only natural flavours, and uses only the highest grade of Stevia (plant-extracted sugar substitute) for a great tasting natural product. Rice Protein Powder is ideal to mix up into a healthy shake or smoothie, but also excellent for cooking and baking, in fact many people prefer it to whey protein in recipes as the clean taste and texture are absorbed better, meaning your healthy snacks end up tasting and looking better too.
So this summer, you won’t have to make the choice between sacrificing the muscles and gaining the abs, you can do both! Replace your usual protein powder supplement with Rice Protein Powder, and achieve your weight, muscle and fitness goals, building muscle while reducing body fat. It will take a bit of work, discipline and dietary planning too, but Rice Protein Powder can definitely help you get the great looking body you want to have.
|Data based on vanilla flavour||ND Naturals WPC||Rice Protein Isolate||Pea Protein Isolate||Soy Protein Isolate||ND Natural WPI|
|Protein per serve (g)||23||23.6||24.1||25.4||26.2|
|Type of protein/s||Whey||Vegetable||Vegetable||Vegetable||Whey|
|Carbs per serve (g)||4.2||4.8||2.5||1.8||2.2|
|Fat total per serve (g)||1.3||0.6||2.0||0.4||0.6|
|Sugars per serve (g)||3.4||0.6||0.6||1.0||1.6|
|Serving Size (g)||Stevia||Stevia||Stevia||Stevia||Stevia|
|Serves per kilo||Choc, Vanilla||Choc, Vanilla, Natural||Choc, Vanilla, Natural||Choc, Vanilla, Natural||Choc, Vanilla|
|Additional Premium Ingredients||30||30||30||30||30|
|Flavours||All natural flavours and sweetener||Vegetarian, all natural flavours and sweetener||Vegetarian, all natural flavours and sweetener||Vegetarian, all natural flavours and sweetener||All natural flavours and sweetener|