Introducing our new Veggie Broth!
The Organika Team
Protein is an essential macronutrient that is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body needs it to build and repair tissues and make crucial body chemicals like enzymes and hormones. Complete proteins are proteins that contain all the nine essential amino acids (protein building blocks) that our bodies can’t produce on their own. Animal based products like meat, dairy and eggs have protein in spades, but they should be consumed in moderation since they are also sources of cholesterol. When eating a plant-based diet, complete protein can be harder to come by – you may need to look into your food’s amino acid profile to make sure you have all the pieces needed to put your protein puzzle together. Complete protein can be found in some plant-based foods, such as:
- Grains like quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth
- Soybean derivatives like tofu and tempeh
- Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae
- Seeds like hemp and chia
- Nutritional yeast, one of the main ingredients in our Veggie Broth!
B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6)This group of vitamins is vital for energy production! They also play various roles around the body, from antioxidant action to building and repairing DNA. B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning your body can’t store them - you need to get them from the food you eat every day. If you have a hard time eating a varied, well-rounded diet, or if you’re avoiding animal products, you may be getting less B vitamins than your body needs on a daily basis. Veggie Broth’s B vitamins come from its blend of organic vegetables, which includes kale, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes and onions – yum!
Remember the nine essential amino acids we mentioned earlier? L-glutamine is one of them! Other than helping build protein, it plays a special role in gut health. It helps maintain a healthy barrier between the insides of the intestines and the rest of the body. This prevents icky bacteria from getting out and protects you from conditions like leaky gut syndrome. Bone Broth is well known for its gut healing properties thanks to the high amounts of L-glutamine it contains. Thanks to the L-glutamine found in nutritional yeast and tomatoes, Veggie Broth is also tummy-friendly!
Organika's new Veggie Broth is a great, plant-based way to enhance your diet, no bones about it! Add it to your kitchen lineup and easily whip up soups and stews or amp up salads and snacks – with a nutritional kick! Coming soon to a store near you.