Why Protein?

Protein is needed by the body in abundant amounts to feed the muscle and induce muscle growth. Protein will break down into its smaller parts (amino acids) and act on the body repair, replenish, and sustain muscle. Without protein the body can not function and grow adequately. Diets high in protein and lower in carbohydrates have been shown to be most effective for weight loss. Our protein infused products allow a slow release into the body allowing muscle to replenish protein stores giving the muscles the nutrients they need to repair and function normally. Used as a meal replacement, quenching hunger and reducing appetite, weight loss and increased muscle mass has the potential to exist in perfect harmony.

 

Why Gluten-Free?

The gluten intolerance known as Celiac Disease has gone undiagnosed for many people today. There are those that literally cannot digest the gluten component of wheat and other flours. It’s hard to go without the warm comfort of a loaf of bread so we try to make it easy for the gluten-free folks to treat themselves. Vegan and gluten-free, those are some of the most interesting goodies.


Why Lactose-Free?

Lactose intolerance is a common allergic reaction. Lactose is the sugar contained in milk. In order to digest lactose we need the enzyme lactase and this is often missing because once we leave infanthood we no longer have the enzymes to absorb the nutrients in milk. Digesting milk then becomes difficult, creating mucous and acid in the gut. This upsets the balance of bacteria in the gut causing general difficulty with digestion and reducing absorption of nutrients. Humans are the only mammal which continues to consume milk after infancy. This is partly due to the fact that many food products in our society contain lactose. Our products use only the finest ingredients including protein, so finely refined, it is lactose free.

 


Athletes

The products offer the required protein athletes desire in order to reach their fitness goals of increased strength and endurance. With the proprietary baking method the protein stays in the body for 4 to 6 hours, as opposed to the 1 to 2 hours of a typical protein shake or protein bar.


Celiac

It is estimated that 2 to 5 % of the world population has Celiac disease. This number is rapidly increasing with most of the population being undiagnosed with this unrelenting disease. People without Celiac disease also benefit from gluten-free products due to its healthy nature and easy digestibility.


Diabetic

The slow release of the protein combined with the natural honey has allowed some individuals to go longer between insulin.


Weight Loss

The products assist with weight loss by providing protein and at the same time reducing hunger allowing individuals to go longer between meals, and eating less per meal.


Pregnancy

Pregnant women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy need extra calories each day to fuel their new baby’s growth. Most women, during pregnancy consume far more calories than they need because their bodies are not receiving enough “usable calories”. Excessive food consumption can not only lead to excess weight gain but also interrupted sleep patterns due to hunger pains.

 

Misconceptions of Pregnancy Weight

Some women perceive pregnancy as an excuse to indulge in many of their favorite foods without restraint or caution. Overindulgence can not only lead to heath problems while pregnant but the excessive weight gain, and it’s negative health impact can, linger well beyond the birth of a child. The increase of progesterone levels affect hormones that contribute to hunger pains, including leptin and ghrelin. Leptin, is a hormone made by adipose cells that helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger. Leptin is opposed by the actions of the hormone ghrelin, the "hunger hormone". In pregnancy, a decreased sensitivity to leptin occurs, resulting in an inability to detect satiety despite high energy stores. In other words, during pregnancy, the body does not respond as well to signals from leptin indicating that the body is “full”, hence you want to consume more food. Although women shouldn't restrict calories during pregnancy, in most cases, there is a way to help tame constant hunger by consuming usable calories.

 

Risks of Gaining Too Much Weight

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes, developing high blood pressure, and can lead to increased back pain and fatigue

 

Risks of Interrupted Sleep 

Research has shown that interrupted sleep is equivalent to no more than four consecutive hours of sleep. Shortened sleep patterns lead to compromised cognitive abilities, shortened attention spans, and negative moods.

 

How does ProteinBake Help

Controlling pregnancy hunger pains means consuming foods with usable calories. Protein intake is also extremely important during pregnancy, to repair your tissues and to help build your baby's body tissues. Foods high in refined sugar and highly processed foods often metabolize quickly, leaving pregnant women feeling shaky and hungry far more quickly than nutritious whole foods. All ProteinBake products metabolize slowly in body, contain only natural ingredients and do not contain any refined sugar, chemicals, or preservatives. The ProteinBake “muffins” slowly release usable calories into the body, which will help you feel full longer and will provide the vitamins and minerals the body needs.

 

If you choose the right foods while you are pregnant you won't be as hungry and you could sleep through the night once again. All of our products are recommended by medical doctors, including a pediatrician at The Hospital for Sick Children.


Children

As children grow their bodies require an increasing amount of nutrients and a constant supply of protein. With society relying heavily on processed foods, it is difficult for children to obtain all of the nutrients and protein that their bodies require. Convincing children to eat non-processed foods containing protein, seems like an impossible task but ProteinBake can help. All of our products include protein and are made from only natural ingredients. Our products are sweetened with natural honey and are pediatrician recommended for children of all ages.

 

Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. By encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children’s lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults. For more information on ProteinBake meal plans for children please contact us.