AIM ProPeas details
AIM ProPeas™ provides an all-natural vegetable source of protein made
from field peas that helps you to manage your weight by increasing your feeling of fullness, boosting your metabolism, and maintaining lean muscle mass.
The Importance of Protein
Protein is a vital nutrient for good health. The human body needs a significant amount of protein in relation to vitamins and minerals. It keeps body tissue healthy by building, maintaining, and replacing the tissues that compose our muscles, organs, and immune system.
Proteins are composed of amino acids, which are used individually by the body for a number of necessary functions, including the creation of enzymes and hormones. Humans can naturally produce about one half of the necessary amino acids that are most important for sustained health. The rest must be derived from protein-rich foods like AIM ProPeas™, which provides 12 grams of pea protein per serving (see accompanying table on back). There are
approximately twenty-four servings of ProPeas per canister.
The fact that our bodies do not store all the protein that we require makes it different from fat and carbohydrates. While the latter two can be drawn upon when needed, the same cannot be said for protein, which makes getting an adequate daily amount in our diets that much more important. One canister of ProPeas provides the protein equivalent of thirty-seven servings of peas.
The Canada Food Guide recommends seven to ten servings of
vegetables per day for adults.
AIM ProPeas™ – Go Green with vegetable protein
ProPeas is a necessary addition to your diet, providing a healthy food choice derived from allergen- and gluten-free field peas. First and foremost, field peas are high in protein. They are also healthy in regard to select amino acids, high iron content, and good fats—
omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids—with no trans fats or cholesterol.
And ProPeas’ green source of protein helps to balance the body’s natural pH.
The field peas found in ProPeas are grown here in Canada—the world’s largest producer of non-genetically modified (non-GMO) pea crops. As nitrogen-fixing plants (plants that pull nitrogen from the atmosphere), peas do not require chemical fertilizers.
To produce ProPeas, the purification process for the peas includes clean membrane filtration, which requires only water to filter the pea protein. No harsh chemicals or solvents are used.
Protein Supplement Comparisons
A major benefit of choosing this healthy vegetable is that field peas are allergen-free, which cannot be said for soy and whey proteins. Both soy and whey are among the nine priority food allergens that account for ninety percent of allergic reactions.
Soy protein poses problems in regard to its growing and production process. Nine out of ten soybean crops in the U.S. are genetically modified organisms (GMO), which are deemed to be unsafe by thirty countries. Soy is also high in fats, and removing these fats to create a protein concentrate requires the use of solvents (e.g., hexane). Furthermore, to produce a protein isolate the soy must undergo a heating process that produces furan—a proven
carcinogenic toxin that creates a potential risk.
Whey is a by-product of cheese production, and whey products should be avoided by those who are allergic to milk. Additionally, animal proteins such as whey contain large amounts of cysteine and methionine—two amino acids that are high in sulfur, which has an acidic effect on the body. ProPeas is low in these acidifying amino acids.
The amino acids that our bodies utilize are either essential (we must consume them from our diets) or non-essential (our bodies can produce them). The essential amino acids in ProPeas include lysine, leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They have been shown to benefit human growth and development, athletic performance, and recovery from stress. The latter three are also branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are vital to delaying the aging process
by maintaining the body’s current muscle mass.
|Each serving of ProPeas contains the following amounts of amino acids:
Isoleucine - Increases endurance and energy, while helping to repair muscle and aid in the recovery of muscle.
Leucine - Slows the age-related loss of muscle tissue by increasing synthesis of muscle proteins. As we age, the body’s ability to absorb and synthesize protein lessens, resulting in the loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia).
Lysine - Vital component for calcium absorption and bone development.
Valine - Repairs tissue, enhances energy, and regulates blood sugar (which can assist in weight loss) and brain function.
Arginine – This non-essential amino acid improves circulation, heals wounds, increases muscle, and decreases fat.
ProPeas reduces appetite because it is slowly digested. Even so, ProPeas is still ninety-eight percent digestible. It also maintains lean muscle, resulting in an increased ability to burn calories. As a high-protein, low-calorie complement to a healthy diet and exercise program, ProPeas can improve your fitness in keeping with the AIM Healthy Cell Concept™. Protein has the potential to control weight in three ways: increasing the feeling of
fullness (satiety), increasing metabolic rate, and aiding in the maintenance of lean muscle mass.
Satiety - Of three macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, and protein – protein takes the longest to digest in the stomach, leading to a feeling of having enough to eat. This feeling of fullness can prevent the over-consumption of calories, which is one of the leading causes of obesity.
Metabolic Rate - A faster metabolism can result with adequate protein consumption. Metabolism is the process by which our bodies convert food into energy or store food as fat; the higher your metabolism, the more fat you will burn. Protein increases metabolism by making the body work harder during digestion. When protein is digested, it requires more calories than digesting carbohydrates or sugars, thereby strengthening the body’s metabolic
Lean Muscle Mass - As protein intake is increased, the body can create muscle faster and easier. The more muscle someone has, the more calories he or she burns naturally, meaning that a similar amount of food intake could result in losing weight.
It should be noted that protein and fibre are ideal for assisting weight management. AIM Herbal FiberBlend® or AIM FibreBalance® promote weight loss with healthy sources of fibre and herbs that also provide a feeling of fullness and are low-fat and cholesterol-free. Try the AIM Slim Pack—ProPeas and FibreBalance—to discover a new, slimmer you.
One serving: 18.58 g (1 level scoop) - Mix with 240 ml of your favourite cold beverage.
Should I take ProPeas with any particular beverage?
We recommend trying ProPeas with rice milk. The natural vanilla taste of ProPeas mixes well with the flavours of rice milk or may be added to a healthy, energy-boosting smoothie. Experiment and create your own recipe.
Why is there palm juice in ProPeas?
The addition of the natural sweetness of organic evaporated palm juice, which is made from the nectar of the coconut tree, is also beneficial for weight management as it is low on the glycemic index (GI). Low GI foods provide a gradual and sustained rise in blood sugar because they are slowly digested. This results in feeling full for longer periods of time and delays the return of hunger between meals.
Can I get too much protein in my diet?
As a rule, most of us do not get enough protein in our diets. Please check the table below.
||Protein from ProPeas™
||Daily Reference Intake
|Adults Female – Male
||46 g - 56 g
|Pregnant / Lactating
|Athelets Female – Male
||89 g - 104 g*
|Table Source: Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
*Athlete recommendations are suggested by the American College of Sports Medicine