Why LENTEIN® Is A Superior Plant-Based Protein Powder and Complete Food Source
Lentein is a plant-based protein derived from water lentils. The possibilities and health benefits of this powerful plant-based protein are endless. In this article, we will explore why Lentein is a superior plant-based protein for you, humanity, and the planet.
Lentein is Earth Friendly
Parabel’s dedication to sustainability is unparalleled as a company. Their farms are on a mission to grow their water lentils while reducing their carbon footprint on the planet. They do this through an innovative process that makes their farms essentially water neutral as 98% of water usage is recycled back into the farm. Their water lentils are grown in aqua-ponds to eliminate all risk of water seepage. Parabel’s farms are situated in Central Florida, breathing new life into land formerly exhausted by orange farming. Interestingly, water lentils double in biomass every 24-36 hours. Fortunately for us, that means that water lentils are one of the fastest growing crops and Parabel’s farms can reap the reward of their labors with a harvest every single day. According to Parabel’s Vice President of marketing, Cecilia Wittbjer:
“Planet Earth is going to have 10 billion inhabitants in 2050, so we have to look into unconventional ways of feeding ourselves and growing our foods. Agriculture is already adapting to hydroponics as a way of limiting the use of freshwater, 70 percent of which is currently being used for agriculture. The system is nutrified, but this is also recycled together with the water, keeping nutrient use to a minimum with nothing leaching into nearby areas. In Florida, the precipitation is quite equal to trans-evaporation, making the crop close to water neutral. With a process that takes the plant from farm-to-table in less than 30 minutes, we believe that we are also close to carbon neutral – although this would have to be validated independently.”
Lentein is Hypoallergenic
Lentein is a nutritious, safe plant-based protein source for people suffering from food allergies and sensitivities because Lentein is completely hypoallergenic: non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free!
Lentein is Sustainable
We take our fresh water for granted most of the time, but did you know that by 2030 the demand for fresh water is going to exceed our supply by as much as 40 percent? It takes 20,000 liters of water to produce just over 2 pounds of hamburger. Lentein is creating sustainable solutions for the food industry and wants people to think about what they eat on a daily basis. The water required to produce Lentein gets recycled for the next batch (98 percent of it!)
Lentein is GRAS Certified by the FDA
In August of 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a GRAS No Objection letter for Parabel USA’s Lentein plant-based protein. This opened the doors even wider for Parabel to show the world the powerful potential of water lentils.
Lentein is Good For Your Heart
Lentein is a rich source of folate, calcium, magnesium, and omega-3. Research shows that these minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids protect your heart against strokes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and other health issues.
Lentein is Good For Your Brain
Lentein contains the phospholipid form of Omega-3 fatty acids which is the most bioavailable form for your brain. Lentein is also naturally enriched with Lutein, Zinc, and Zeaxanthin. Multiple studies show that zinc improves cognitive performance and carotenoids including Lutein and Zeaxanthin have also been shown to improve cognitive function. Lentein is a good dietary source of these carotenoids because most Americans do not get enough in their diet.
Lentein is Good For Your Gut
Many Americans are growing increasingly aware of the Standard American Diet’s devastating health consequences including the destruction of gut health. Lentein is high in fiber and vitamin B2 (riboflavin), both of which are known to be vital components in the functioning of a healthy gut.
Lentein is Good For Your Eyes
The carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, in Lentein, can prevent eye diseases and promote neural health. Research indicates that lutein may promote early maturation of the retina and decrease the risk of age-related eye diseases.
Lentein is Good For Your Muscles
Lentein is an excellent source of Branched Chain Amino Acids. BCAA (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) hasten muscle recovery after exercise and reduce muscle breakdown and inflammation. Lentein also contains antioxidant vitamin E protecting your body from the damage of free radicals. Lentein is high in iron which is essential in supplying oxygen to muscles and promoting energy metabolism.
Lentein is Good For Your Bones
Lentein contains magnesium and calcium both of which are critical to bone health. To learn more about the benefits of magnesium for all 12 systems of the human body, check out my article here. Research suggests magnesium may protect against bone loss, broken bones, and osteoporosis. Studies show that women with osteoporosis tend to have lower levels of magnesium than women without the disease. Lentein also contains vitamin B2 (riboflavin) which is necessary for bone mineralization.
Lentein is Functional
LENTEIN® Complete is the plant-based protein powder that has been successfully formulated into dry-mix goods including chips, crackers, snack mixes, bars, and cereal clusters with the potential for many more green creations. LENTEIN® Complete mixes into protein shakes, sports drinks, and meal replacements easily due to its dispensable form and foaming ability.
Lentein is a Complete Food Source
Lentein is comparable to whey as a protein source, ranking higher on the plant-based protein scale than soy and pea protein. Lentein contains 45-50 percent plant-based protein with more essential and branch-chain amino acids than any other plant protein. It is also highly digestible compared to other plant-based proteins. Water lentils have been called the world’s most complete food source, naturally rich in vitamins, minerals antioxidants, and micronutrients.
In conclusion, Lentein received a no objections letter from the FDA for good reason. What’s not to love about this plant-based protein? To learn more about Lentein’s impact on you, humanity, and the planet, visit their website by clicking here.