Yes, There's Protein In Plants

By: Sydney Daly-Weber

Benefits of Vegan Protein Bars

*Gasp!* You mean to say you can get all of the protein your body needs just from eating plants? Yes, this is in fact true. Your body can survive just on the protein and nutrients it receives from consuming a plant based diet. Not only will you just survive, your body will thrive and flourish. So, what’s one of the best foods to fuel your every day life? 

Say hello to plant based protein bars. 

For whatever reason, vegans seem to have a bad reputation of being tree-hugging weirdos. And well, we are. But let’s be real, there is nothing wrong with being environmentally conscious and caring about what goes into your body. Frankly, we believe it’s the best way to ensure you live a long, happy, healthy life. Isn’t that everyone’s ultimate goal? 

Top 3 Reasons to Consume a Plant Based Diet

Whether you’re a full blown vegan, joining the plant based movement, or you’re just looking to add more plants to your diet, a plant based diet is a fantastic way to sustain your health and energy. Here are the top 3 reasons you should consume more plant protein and plant based deliciousness.

Promotes overall health and wellness

One of the best ways to avoid becoming terminally ill or catching a life threatening disease is to be aware of what you are feeding your body. Your body is not a dumpster, don’t fuel it with junk. If you’ve always struggled with your weight or you constantly feel tired and lethargic, it might be time to consider changing your lifestyle and eating habits. Eating a plant based diet has an innumerable amount of benefits. Some of these benefits include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Prevention of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer

  • Increase in energy levels

  • Promotes gut health

  • Reduces inflammation 

  • Nourishes mind and body

It is a common belief that a vegan diet doesn’t provide your body with enough protein; however, this is just an assumption, and it is in fact false. Plant based proteins have many health benefits and are easier to digest than other types of protein. If you think about it, all proteins start in plants.

Environmentally conscious 

The amount of energy it takes to raise livestock is something most people don’t even think about. There are many different factors that go into this- it takes a considerable amount of time to raise animals; they consume a hefty amount of food and water; the land they’re raised on could be put to other use, and meat products need to be processed in factories and shipped by different means of transportation. All of this is a waste of valuable energy and adding to our green house gas problem. At a time like this, we really need to be more mindful about taking care of our environment. So, what’s an environmentally conscious way to reduce the worlds’ energy consumption? Eat more plants. 

Supports animal welfare

To think that some animals are raised solely for the purpose of being eaten by humans is really quite eye opening. But sadly, this is the reality of many animals’ lives. They suffer grim living conditions and poor care-taking. Only because the media makes us believe the only way to get protein is by consuming them. How did they get protein in the first place, plants! These are intelligent, gentle, loving creatures. So, the next time you’re considering protein for a meal, think about an alternative like beans, quinoa or even broccoli! Vegan imitation meats have even captured the smoky flavor, texture and high protein you crave.  

The Best Plant Based Protein Bars

Being plant based means being particularly mindful about what food you consume, what products you use and what businesses you support. Let’s be honest- some days that can be quite exhausting. It’s on those especially difficult days that plant based protein bars come in clutch. When you’re too tired to cook or you’re so busy you don’t even have the time to whip up a healthy meal, Small Seed Bar saves the day.

Small Seed Bars are one of the first raw vegan protein bars on the market. With a sufficient amount of calories, fats, fiber and almost 15 grams of protein in every bar, you’re fueling your body with the nutrients it not only needs, but deserves. Our bars are delicious, convenient, and fully sustainable to help you power through the day. Whether you’re a vegan or non-vegan, we’re positive you’ll love at least one of our six delicious flavors. And if you’re looking to add more plants to your diet, our bars are the best way to get deliciously convenient protein!

Order online or check out the list of awesome locations that carry our protein bars so you can pick one up today!

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