Ashleigh Feltham

Ashleigh is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and owner of Feed Your Future Dietetics. She holds a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Human Nutrition. Ashleigh is also a qualified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years. Ashleigh was an elite gymnast as well as an elite rock climber where she represented Australia for five years. She believes everyone deserves to live a life of health and wellness. Ashleigh is passionate about helping people achieve their highest quality of life through nutrition, mental health and exercise. For more info visit her website: feedyourfuturedietetics.com or follow her on Instagram or Facebook @FeedYourFutureDietetics.

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The Best Australian Whey Protein Powder

An ANPC Double Walled Glass Drink Bottle filled with mixed up protein shake using Chocolate cacao whey protein powder, next to a packet of Australian Natural Protein Company Packaging of the Organic Cocoa Protein Powder flavour

At Australian Natural Protein Company, we source our ingredients locally and prioritise quality by sourcing our whey from free ranging Grass-Fed cows...

 

The Australian Natural Protein Company was founded by exercise scientists who have seen first-hand the need for optimal nutrition for results, wellbeing, and performance.

After years of product development, the final product is ethically sourced, evidence based, locally made, and tastes sensational. 

The whey from The Australian Natural Protein Company comes from 100% well cared for and happy and grass-fed, free range, cows. There is a zero-tolerance policy to any animal mistreatment and acts of cruelty. Farms are regularly audited to ensure that these strict policies for animal welfare is maintained. The cows are certified pasture-fed and allowed to graze freely on lush-green pastures of the South-Western coast of Victoria.
 

Prioritising Sustainability Through Humane Practice

With Grass-Fed cows, the producers proudly employ regenerative agricultural practice. This practice allows for the natural process of nutrients to re-nourish the earth, via manure back into the pasture, so that the ecosystem can continue. More specifically the microbial cycle is particularly important, which we have sadly interfered with, through mass production. Much of today's farming practice depletes the soil to the point that it's no longer functional, even to natural vegetation or trees. This is a great loss to the planet.

Further, as an Australian based company, using locally sourced ingredients, the food miles are reduced to create the final product. This helps to look after the health of the planet, the welfare of our farmers and their livestock.

The Benefits of High Quality Ingredients

The additional ingredients which make up the whey protein blends are sourced from whole foods, and you can taste the difference.

The vanilla beans in the Pure Vanilla Bean Whey Protein are sourced straight from the vines and then ground finely. This particular variety tastes better than any vanilla milkshake as the vanilla beans are sourced from the same vine used for top quality desserts in high end restaurants around the world. 

The vines are grown in rich pacific soil, harvested by ethical, humanitarian organisations. The farmers are valued, and dedicated craftspeople tending to each vanilla plant where beans take 3-5 years to grow. The vanilla bean is completely unrefined and the farmers use innovative methods to foster the best natural taste.

The ingredients in the Pure Vanilla Bean Whey Protein are Whey Protein Concentrate, Ground Vanilla Bean, Inulin, Natural Sweetener (Stevia Extract), and Sunflower Lecithin. 

Inulin is a soluble fibre and a prebiotic fibre which helps to feed the good bacteria of your microbiome (your gut). 

Stevia is a natural sweetener sourced from a leaf rather than formulated from artificial techniques. The stevia plant originates in South America, where indigenous cultures have used it for medicine and sweetener. 

Sunflower lecithin is used when drying the whey from a liquid to a powder, making the particles very fine to ensure a creamy taste.

Sunflower lecithin is also a source of choline which plays many roles including:

  1. Brain development
  2. Forming your cell wall components
  3. Creating the cholesterol in your blood (the good not just the bad) which allow it to move around your body as it should.
  4. Allowing your cells to signal effectively to one another by helping to create the neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine. This is important for your whole body to function in a logical manner including muscle control.

 

Per 30g serve, your body will get 20g complete protein. This means it contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs to make a protein. Only 2.5g of carbohydrates, 1.6g total fat and 110 calories.

Leucine, one of the essential amino acids plays a key role in muscle synthesis. The optimal amount of leucine per meal is 2-3g. The amount of leucine per 30g is 2.5g in both whey protein flavours. Leucine is a hugely important amino acid for muscle recovery among various other necessary roles.

The cocoa beans in the Organic Artisan Cocoa Whey Protein are certified organic and made from traditional methods for an unforgettable flavour. Organic Artisan Cocoa, uses only the finest quality single origin cacao beans which have been ethically sourced and then roasted in small batches using traditional equipment and artisan methods. This allows time for the beans' inherent flavour to emerge.

There have been studies shown that high quality Cocoa may assist with diminishing cognitive function related to aging and sleep deprivation.

The ingredients of the Organic Artisan Cocoa Whey Protein blend are Whey Protein Concentrate, Organic Cocoa Powder, Inulin, Natural Sweetener (Stevia Extract), Sunflower Lecithin.

 

Why is Protein Necessary for the Body?

As well as helping to build and repair your muscles after a workout, protein also helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer and can assist with managing a healthy weight. The main roles that protein plays in your body are:

✔Improve lean muscle & recovery
✔Builds antibodies that fight infection
✔Protective immunity booster
✔Assists regeneration of cells & organs
✔Sustenance for strong hair, skin, nails
✔Good source of dietary fibre
✔Supports healthy gut microbiome
✔Stay fuller for longer
✔Boost metabolism
✔Assist with weight management

Check out our blog posts to find out if you're eating enough protein in your diet?
 

When only the best quality whey protein will do, to promote the healthiest version of you, and also respects the health of the planet and welfare of animals, the best choice is the Australian Natural Protein Company.

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