The Health Benefits of NUTRALYS® Pea Protein in Healthy Volunteers
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The Health Benefits of NUTRALYS® Pea Protein in Healthy Volunteers

Investigation on various benefits of NUTRALYS® pea protein: satiating properties in healthy volunteers, impact on muscle mass development in sportsmen, hedonic adherence of elderly people to a diet while incorporating NUTRALYS® pea protein.

Authors

Authors

  • L. Guérin-Deremaux - Roquette Frères, Lestrem, France
  • N. Babault - Centre d’expertise de la Performance, UFR STAPS Dijon, France, 
  • R. Re - Leatherhead Food Research, UK 
  • S. Pompo - Leatherhead Food Research, UK 
  • C. Lefranc-Millot - Roquette Frères, Lestrem, France
  • J. Sharma - Roquette Frères, Lestrem, France
  • F. A. Allaert – CEN Nutriment, France

 

This study demonstrates that NUTRALYS® pea protein is a powerful alternative to animal proteins cumulating positive attributes and offering the best of plant-based nutrition to meet specific needs at different steps of life.

Study Objectives

   The nutrient requirements during the different stages of the human lifecycle vary considerably. Adults wishing to control their caloric intake, sportsmen wishing to develop their muscle mass or older adults wishing to keep pleasure when eating, all have different nutritional and metabolic needs. 

ROQUETTE has developed a range of vegetable proteins produced from yellow pea. NUTRALYS® pea protein is a great source of proteins both qualitatively and quantitatively, rich in Branched Chain Amino Acids and Arginine. 

The objectives of the present research were to investigate various benefits of NUTRALYS® pea protein: 
✓ the satiating properties in healthy volunteers, 
✓ the impact on muscle mass development in sportsmen, 
✓ the hedonic adherence of elderly people to a diet while incorporating NUTRALYS® pea protein.

 

Methods

Energy intake control

  Healthy volunteers
n=33/group
   1 day
   
Isocaloric Soup at 11:00am with:
  • 15g or 30g NUTRALYS® pea protein
  • 30g whey protein
  • no protein
     
   
Energy intake at a subsequent ad libitum lunch (02:00pm)
 

Muscle mass development

Sportsmen practicing moderate or occasional sport
n=53 to 53/group
   
  •  
    12 weeks
  • Resistance training 3 times/week
     
   
Isocaloric Beverage twice a day with:
  • 50g NUTRALYS® pea protein/day
  • 50g whey protein/day
  • no protein
     
   Biceps brachii thickness evolution by ultrasonography

Pleasure of eating

Elderly volunteers living in nursing homes
n=24
   3 weeks
   

Apple compote every 2 days:

  • 5.1% NUTRALYS® pea protein
  • 0.9% NUTRALYS® W hydrolyzed wheat gluten
  • 6.3% NUTRIOSE® soluble fiber
   Hedonic satisfaction evolution by questionnaires

RESULTS

Energy intake control

  • Significantly lower energy intake in the NUTRALYS® pea protein and whey protein-containing soups vs. control
  • Nos differences between the proteins groups

 

Muscle mass development

  • Significantly higher muscle thickness in the NUTRALYS® pea protein group vs. control
  • No differences between they whey group vs. the 2 other groups

Pleasure of eating

  • “Rather pleasant” to “Very pleasant” evaluation by more than a fifth of the volunteers
  • Nos significant evolution over the study period

 

CONCLUSION

NUTRALYS® pea protein is a promising ingredient:

  • for supporting the efforts of people concerned with their caloric intake,
  • for optimizing muscle mass development in people starting or returning to a muscular sport, in addition to an appropriate training,
  • for elderly population, from an organoleptic point of view, to design high-protein foods.

These results demonstrate that NUTRALYS® pea protein is a powerful alternative to animal proteins cumulating positive attributes and offering the best of plant-based nutrition to meet specific needs at different steps of life.

 

LIST OF REFERENCES

Babault et al., 2015, J Int Soc Sports Nutr; Allaert et al., 2016, Aging Clin Exp Res; Re et al., 2016, J Nutrition Health Food Sci 

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