A simple truth that we agree with: meal replacement shake is not the MOST IDEAL or BEST food to consume. And we mean FOOD, not the supplement.
But what if?
What if you’re in a hurry and there is only Mc’Drive stop on your way?
What if you’re not prone to eating often, but your body needs fuel to perform?
What if you’re looking for a product, that is handy, compact, easy to prepare and consume?
Making it easier for those, that answered YES- Foodious meals are the alternative to go for.
Let us start from the ingredient, that is on the TOP of its popularity nowadays: PROTEIN.
In their whole form, pumpkin seeds are relatively high in protein. Most of the fat is removed during the preparation of protein powder, which reduces calories. In fact, 25-30g of pumpkin seed protein provides relatively high amounts of protein: +/- 20g.
It is not a complete protein. Looking into the amino acid profile, pumpkin seed protein lacks few essential amino acids, especially lysine. Therefore, it should be complemented with other plant-based protein sources, as for example: peas, chickpeas, lentil or nut proteins.
As with ordinary food, you won’t get much by eating only chicken or broccoli by itself. Variety and diversity – that what’s important.
What pumpkin seeds can be proud of is their micronutrient profile. Even though we could argue about any consideration of the matter of bioavailability, 1 serving of pumpkin seed protein would provide 17% of daily requirement for potassium, and 7.5–14% of requirements for the elements as magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, chromium and molybdenum.
Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of Magnesium. Recent data suggests that around 10%–30% of a population has subclinical magnesium deficiency based on serum magnesium levels. Hypomagnesemia is a relatively common disorder. Often goes unrecognized because magnesium levels are rarely evaluated. Nevertheless, the importance of this mineral was proved for blood pressure control, risk reduction for heart diseases, bone health, glucose metabolism.
Pumpkin seeds contain a variety of antioxidants including Vit.E, carotenoids. Antioxidants help our immune system fight with inflammation and protect from free radicals. It’s thought that the high levels of antioxidants in pumpkins seeds are partly responsible for their positive effects on health.
An easy addition to your diet
Nowadays it is more common to see people eating nuts, forgetting about the benefits of seeds. As you can see, they are not the only source of high-quality protein or fats but are also abundant in vitamins, minerals and other health-promoting substances.
We don’t say that there is nothing better than FOODIOUS powdered meal, not at all. But when you choose between us and easy to grab doughnut- choose us.
We are Foodious. We do care about people's health.