Science

COULD QUORN MINCE BE A HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE TO MEAT

Quorn protein has allegedly been found to be more beneficial at stimulating increased and better post exercise muscle growth in comparison to milk protein.

Studies at the University of Exeter this year conducted on 20 sports competing students saw some students asked to eat a diet containing meat and others to eat a diet containing the Quorn alternative. After the trial the blood of all students was taken and their blood plasma content analysed and studied.

When the results were analysed, the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood plasma was a lot lower in the students who had consumed a diet containing Quorn and it’s protein mycoprotein. The level of cholesterol was higher in the students who had consumed a diet without Quorn and with meat.

Myoproteins like those found in Quorn are said to reduce cholesterol by 19% compared to non Quorn products. Quorn is also low on saturated fat and contains zero cholesterol.

Milk proteins increase muscle growth by 60% but it is argued that Quorn products, and the mycoproteins like such that are found in them, promote and increase muscle growth by double this amount.

In the world of sport, Quorn is a gradually becoming a bigger influence in the market. They are one of Liverpool Football Clubs partners, helping their Nutritionist create numerous meat alternatives during their trainings and pre match and post match meals. Quorn also work closely with the Ladies Tennis Association and tour. They also work intimately with Forest Green Rovers who recently became the first all vegan football team.

Sir Mo Farah was an ambassador until 2016 and this was then taken over by Adam Peaty and Kate Richardson Walsh.