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What is the Protein source in TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder?

The major source of protein in TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder is Whey Protein.

How does protein amount in 1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein compare to protein amount in 1 egg?

Protein in 1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein is approximately 9.6g when prepared with cow’s milk. The protein content of a boiled egg (approx. 60g) is approximately 8g.

What is the added Sugar per serving (20 g) of TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder?

TATA Nx Energy Protein contains 5.5g of added sugar per serving.

[specific amount of added sugar may depend on the variant]

How much fiber is available in 1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder?

1 serving of  TATA Nx Energy Protein powder contains approximately 2g of fiber.

[specific amount of fiber may depend on the variant]

Does TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder contain FOS?

Yes, TATA Nx Energy Protein contains FOS.

How much FOS is present in 1 serving of TATA Nx Protein Powder?

1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein contains approximately 1.5g of FOS.

[specific amount may depend on the variant]

Is TATA Nx Protein Powder an all family product?

TATA Nx Energy Protein powder has been formulated for young working women and is an ideal nutritive milk-based beverage/shake for them. However, it can also be consumed by everyone in the family.

How many servings of Tata Nx Energy Protein powder can I consume in a day?

1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder is 20g. It is advised to consume 1 serving twice a day mixed with warm water or skimmed milk.

What do you mean by Bioeasy?

BIOEASY is a TATA Nx concept for a healthy life. Bioeasy stands for products that are developed and supported by application of science and technology. Bioeasy stands for nutritional solutions intended to support a healthy lifestyle. BIOEASY embodies the TATA Nx product attributes that provide the next level of nutritional solutions to lead a healthy life. TATA Nx Energy Protein contains Prebiotic Fiber FOS that supports a healthy gut (Bouhnik et al 2004; Bouhnik et al 2006). Our product contains Whey Protein concentrate that contains all essential amino acids. Whey Protein is an easily digestible source of protein and easily absorbed (Boirie et al 1997).

What is Whey Protein and how it is different compared to Soy Protein?

Whey Protein: These are protein sourced from milk. Whey is the liquid portion of milk that is obtained after curdling and removal of casein. Proteins obtained from whey are the Whey Proteins.

 

Soy Protein: Soy Proteins are the proteins isolated from Soy beans. These are vegetarian sourced protein.

 

A comparative assessment of the two protein sources in terms of common protein quality measures is mentioned below.

Parameter Whey Protein Soy Protein
Protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) 1.0 0.91 -1.0
Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) 3.2 2.2
Biological Value (BV) 104 74
Net Protein Utilization  (NPU) 92 61

 

PDCAAS: This score card is the Amino Acid Score (indispensable amino acid present in the protein) with an added digestibility component.

PER: Measures the ability of a protein to support the growth in weanling rats. It represents the ratio of weight gain to the amount of protein consumed.

BV: Measures the amount of nitrogen retained in comparison to the amount of nitrogen absorbed.

NPU: The ratio of the nitrogen used for tissue formation versus the amount of nitrogen digested.

What is a Complete Protein? Is Whey Protein a complete protein? What is the amino acid composition of whey protein and soy protein?

A complete protein is a protein that contains all essential amino acids (EAA). Yes, Whey protein contains all the EAA, thus it is a complete protein. Essential Amino Acids are important as they are not formed in the human body and need to be consumed from food sources. The amino acid composition of whey protein and soy protein is provided in the table below:

Amino Acid Composition Whey Protein Concentrate

(mg/100g)a

Soy Protein Concentrate

(mg/100g)b

Essential Amino Acids
Histidine 2200 1578
Isoleucine 5800 2942
Leucine 10,239 4917
Lysine 9600 3929
Methionine 1900 814
Phenylalanine 3300 3278
Theronine 7200 2474
Tryptophan 2100 835
Valine 5800 3064
Non-Essential Amino Acids
Alanine 4900 2677
Arginine 2100 4642
Aspartic Acid 10,800 7249
Cysteine 2089 886
Glutamic Acid 16,700 12,013
Glycine 1800 2688
Proline 5800 3298
Serine 4700 3369
Tyrosine 1800 2301

aUS Dairy Export Council. 2004. Applications Monograph. Senior Nutrition

bUSDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26.

Is whey protein well absorbed by the body?

Yes, Whey Protein is a highly bioavailable protein. Whey protein is a soluble, easy to digest protein and is efficiently absorbed into the body. It is often referred to as a “fast” protein for its ability to quickly provide nourishment to muscles (EFSA 2010), ranking it higher than many other proteins in terms of bioavailability.

Apart from nutrition, are Whey Proteins associated with any health benefits?

Whey proteins are composed of high levels of cysteine. This amino acid has been found to boost levels of intracellular Glutathione which protects the cells from oxidative stress (Kent et al., 2003; Wu et al 2004). Deficiency of glutathione is one of the several causes of age-related damage and degenerative diseases. Research in this area is continuing.

Is Protein associated with bone health?

Minerals, especially Calcium and Vitamin D are important for bone health. However, inadequate intake of protein has been found to cause bone-related health problems. Higher levels of protein as part of the diet rich in calcium and vitamin D are advised. TATA Nx Energy Protein has been formulated with whey protein along with being fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D. When prepared with milk, the intake of calcium is further increased.

What is Satiety? Do Proteins promote satiety?

Satiety is the feeling of fullness and the suppression of hunger for a period of time after ingestion of a meal. Intake of foods high in protein along with dietary fiber has been reported to make us feel more satiated than foods high in carbohydrates and/or fat. Including proteins and fiber in your daily diet may help one being satiated.

What is FOS?

FOS is Fructo-oligosaccharides, which is a known Prebiotic Fiber.

What is a Prebiotic Fiber? Is it different from Dietary Fiber?

Dietary Fibers are the components in our daily diet that are not digested in the digestive system and reach the colon intact, subsequently excreted out of our system as feces. Prebiotic fibers are the food to the colonic bacteria and are metabolized to generate metabolites such as short chain fatty acids (acetate, butyrate and propionate) and lactates. Fructo-oligosaccharides are such prebiotic fibers.

Is Prebiotic Fiber healthy? How?

Yes, Prebiotic Fiber is healthy as it is known to support a healthy lifestyle. Prebiotic Fibers are metabolized in the colon and generate short chain fatty acids (acetate, butyrate and propionate) and lactates. Butyrate is an energy source for human colon epithelial cells. Propionate helps in lowering triacylglycerol secretion rates by inhibiting the fatty acid synthesis in liver and is involved in controlling the cholesterol synthesis. Acetate contributes in controlling the cholesterol synthesis. Short chain fatty acids production also causes decrease in the colonic pH which helps in solubilizing minerals and inhibiting pathogenic bacteria.

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