Thank you to Emma and Tom's, featuring in our December 2019 BWB, for this terrific article.
We love an on-the-go snack, especially one that is tasty, full of healthy fats, fibre, energy and protein. But do you really know how these tasty little protein balls are helping your body?
We often hear about the different ways to consume protein, it is also important to know the correct amount for your body. The amount of protein you need in your diet depends on your weight, age and health. As a rough guide, the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for protein (measured in grams per kilogram of bodyweight) is:
- 75g/kg for adult women*
- 84g/kg for adult men*
Amino acids are the organic compounds that combine to form proteins. When protein is digested or broken down, amino acids are left. The human body uses amino acids to help the body:
- Make enzymes to digest food
- Repair body tissue
- Build muscle
- Perform many other body functions
Essential amino acids cannot be made by your body. As a result, they must come from food. There are some fantastic complete protein foods such as meat, quinoa, buckwheat, hemp seed, chia seed and soy.
Egg Whites is also a great source of complete protein. It contains all 9 essential amino acids for your body. Emma & Tom’s Egg White Protein Balls are made from free range egg whites, containing at least 8g of protein in each ball.
Protein Balls are a great portion-controlled way to manage your protein consumption and a tasty on-the-go snack. Protein Balls also contain nuts such as cashews and peanuts giving you a good dose of healthy fats, not to mention making them naturally tasty and full of flavour.
Emma & Tom’s Egg White Protein Balls are also a fantastic source of fibre. Fibre is essential to looking after your gut health. It also helps you feel fuller for longer and breaks down slowly to help keep your blood sugar stable.
Good gut health plays a vital role in your total health, studies show that consuming fibre-containing foods can help keep your digestive system healthy and reduce the risk of constipation, diverticular disease and bowel cancer. Nuts, coconut and dates are key ingredients in creating Emma & Tom’s Egg White Protein balls. Each of these real food ingredients are high in fibre helping you naturally maintain good gut health.
Emma and Tom’s believe in minimally processed snacks that help you look after yourself.