We love interviewing emerging and established names in the holistic health world … and in our Winter 2020/21 issue, we got the full scoop from Felix Hughes of Nuzest, on the company’s amazing protein powders.
The Skinny on Protein Powder
By Paul Congdon.
“The longest living people on our planet are from Okinawa in Japan and they live a Macrobiotic lifestyle. At the end of the day, what we eat creates our blood, and that ultimately forms who we are on a daily basis” Marlene Watson Tara
There are some great things out there that supercharge your blood quality (like beetroot juice – the clue is in the colour). I’m always looking for something that will give me a boost and taste good. I recently tried Nuzest vegan protein powder and the taste is simply knockout. In fact, it was so good I thought there must be something dodgy in it. I got a pleasant surprise then when I read the label and found the ingredients to comprise Pea Protein Isolate, Vanilla Flavour and Katemfe Fruit Extract. The sweetener from the fruit is 100 % natural and has no calories. Put two spoonfuls in a glass of water or your smoothie and you have all nine essential amino acids. On top of that, it’s alkaline and tastes creamy and delicious. Sometimes, with our busy lifestyles, it’s hard to get nutrients into us. I’m a fan of going as natural as you can. Sometimes powder can seem unnatural, but with advances in technology and the way supplements are prepared, I really feel they can enhance your health and diet. Nuzest is also used by the All Blacks and those guys don’t mess around. Have you seen them do the Haka? Tomorrow morning try this stuff, do your own Haka and bounce into work, play or gym.
NuZest were recently voted ‘Most Supportive Products to Health Professionals’ by the delegate body of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. Their range of products have been formulated as a complete nutrition system and are a favourite of international athletes, including Ma’a Nonu and other members of his All Blacks team. Here’s a little bit about them…
Good Green Stuff (GGS)
GGS is suitable for everyone over the age of 4, from athletes to seniors, and everyone in between. Packed into each 10 gram serving are over 77 ingredients including:
- Plant foods: spinach, broccoli sprouts, ginger and liquorice
- All the essential vitamins and minerals in body-ready forms: mixed carotenoids, vitamin E tocopherols, methylfolate, vitamin K2, magnesium citrate, zinc gluconate, selenomethionine and orthosilicic acid
- Meaningful quantities of phytonutrients and plant extracts: cocoa polyphenols, resveratrol, beta-glucans, panax ginseng, gotu kola, rhodiola and ashwagandha
- Digestive enzymes, two forms of coQ10, lacto and bifido microbiotics and soluble fibre
Clean Lean Protein (CLP)
Protein encourages the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones. Lactose-free Clean Lean Protein is a low-allergen pea protein whose natural, enzymatic isolation process effectively removes all phytates, lectins and trypsin inhibitors, making it kinder on the gut. CLP supplies all 9 Essential Amino Acids plus 9 additional amino acids. With one of the highest protein concentrations (up to 90%) and a 98% absorption rate, it’s one of the highest quality proteins available and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
They’re also free from all allergens – including legumes and free from pesticides, GMOs, FODMAPs and any artificial chemicals.