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The major source of protein in TATA Nx Energy Protein Powder is Whey Protein.
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.
TATA Nx Energy Protein contains 5.5g of added sugar per serving.
[specific amount of added sugar may depend on the variant]
1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein powder contains approximately 2g of fiber.
[specific amount of fiber may depend on the variant]
Yes, TATA Nx Energy Protein contains FOS.
1 serving of TATA Nx Energy Protein contains approximately 1.5g of FOS.
[specific amount may depend on the variant]
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
|Soy Protein Concentrate
|Essential Amino Acids|
|Non-Essential Amino Acids|
aUS Dairy Export Council. 2004. Applications Monograph. Senior Nutrition
bUSDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOS is Fructo-oligosaccharides, which is a known Prebiotic 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.
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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