Ingredients for Athlete Meal Replacement Shake -VitalHouse
Carbohydrates
Tapioca Dextrin
Tapioca Dextrin is a low Glycemic Index, highly water soluble carbohydrate that has many benefits for the human body. This includes the promotion of healthy intestinal flora as well as maintaining blood sugar levels. The latter also helps to keep you feeling satiated resulting in a shake fueling you longer than traditional meals.

Buckwheat
Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat is a not a grain but a fruit seed, therefore it does not contain gluten. Buckwheat is high in phytonutrients that act to enhance the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals. These phytonutrients also act as antioxidants within the body, which reduce the risk of cancer and are thought to slow the aging process. Buckwheat is also high in phytase, an enzyme which improves the bioavaliability of plant-derived vitamins and minerals as well improving the digestion of carbohydrates and proteins.
Fats
Flax Seeds
Flax seeds are one of the few foods that contain more omega 3 fatty acids than omega 6. Having a correct ratio of omega 3s and 6s can reduce inflammation and prevent depression. Flax seeds are also high in fiber which can help your microbiome and improve digestion.

Coconuts
Coconuts are full of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B, C, E, magnesium and potassium. They contain some of the healthiest fats from natural sources and can also help prevent heart disease.

Chia Seeds
Used by Aztec runners for centuries, Chia seeds are known for their energy boosting properties. They contain high amounts of antioxidants and fiber as well as an impressive amount of omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds absorb water to make a gel-like substance. This acts as a natural emulsifier and helps slow digestion, resulting in feeling satiated for longer.
Protein
Brown Rice Protein
Brown rice is an environmentally friendly, natural, hypoallergenic protein source. Brown rice protein also contains large amounts of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and B vitamins that improve cell metabolism and can support a healthy nervous system.

Pea Protein
Pea Protein has a great amino acid profile that complements rice protein due to its high concentration of lysine. Pea protein can also help you lose weight by reducing cravings due to its high levels of peptides.
Superfoods
Blueberries
Blueberries are low in calories, but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. They are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. Blueberries also appear to have significant benefits for people with high blood pressure, a major risk factor for some of the world's leading killers.

Raspberries
Raspberries are excellent sources of vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. They are also rich in B vitamins, folic acid, copper, and iron. Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that work against free radicals, inhibiting tumor growth and decreasing inflammation in the body. This is due to its high concentration of ellagic acid, anthocyanins, gallic acid, quercetin, cyanidins, catechins, pelargonidin, kaempferol and salicylic acid.

Cranberries
Cranberries are a huge supplier of the antioxidants and phytonutrients in our shakes! The range of health promoting substances they contain include oligomeric proanthocyanidins, anthocyanidin flavonoids, cyanidin, peonidin, and quercetin, where each have unique health-impacting attributes.

Kale
Kale is among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It is an excellent source of vitamins K, A and C, as well as containing useful amounts of manganese, copper and phytochemicals, which are believed to help against certain types of cancer.

Broccoli
Known as one of the healthiest veggies out there, and for good reason. Broccoli contains almost twice as much vitamin C as oranges as well as being a good source of vitamin B6, thaiamine, niacin, magnesium and zinc.