We, at Naturell India, take great pride in introducing innovative food products while continuing to make protein our key focus. That’s not all. We are also constantly driven to make India a protein-strong nation.
HOW, YOU ASK?
We are India’s first company to launch protein chips. A 60g bag of chips provides 10g of nourishing protein and 4g of fiber.
We were the first company to launch the category of protein bars in India, a nation where protein deficiency is rampant.
Currently, we are also working on several other products that will be high in protein content.
What is protein?
Protein is found in foods from both plants and animals. It is made up of thousands of smaller units called amino acids, which are linked to one another in long chains. The sequence of amino acids determines each protein’s unique structure and its specific function. There are twenty different amino acids that can be combined to make every type of protein in the body.
These amino acids fall into three categories:
Essential amino acids are required for normal body functioning, but they cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained from food. Out of twenty amino acids, nine are considered “essential.”
Conditionally essential amino acids are important amino acids whose synthesis can be limited under special pathophysiological conditions. For instance, prematurity in an infant or stress. Out of twenty amino acids, six are considered “conditionally essential.”
Nonessential amino acids can be produced by the body from essential amino acids consumed in food or in the normal breakdown of body proteins. Out of the twenty amino acids, five are considered “nonessential.”
WHICH FOOD SOURCES ARE
Meat and Poultry
Milk and Milk Products
Dals and Pulses
Nuts and Seeds
Why is protein essential
in our daily diet?
While protein performs several important functions in the body, such as
muscle building and recovery, there is one that stands out:
Let us take a closer look at this. Consider a regular food plate.
Higher in protein and
therefore smaller portions
Higher in carbs and
therefore greater portions
Protein and carbohydrates provide 4 kcal each. However, the nature of protein is such that it not only satisfies your hunger but also keeps you energised for longer.
Why is a protein blend important?
A lot of research has shown that rather than using a single source of protein, the focus must be on using a blend of proteins. A protein blend can do two things:
The graph clearly shows that a blend of protein gives you sustained energy for a longer period of time.