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Why All Women Need More Protein

Many women shy away from eating high protein foods or protein shakes because they are afraid of ‘bulking up’. In fact, many women experience symptoms that are commonly associated with lack of protein without even knowing it.

Women need protein during every stage of their life. This is especially true as women age. Instead of shying away from high protein foods, focus on supplementing with a product that also contains plant based foods to provide alkalizing benefits for a double health whammy.

Why Should Women Eat More Protein?

Protein isn’t called the building block of life for nothing. It’s needed to build a strong immune system, give you beautiful hair and skin, and improve sleeping habits and cognitive function. According to a 2015 study, protein may even help you lose weight, gain control of your appetite and even reduce cardiometabolic risk factors. So, if you are struggling with any of the above, then it could be a sign that you are not getting enough protein in your daily diet.

The recommended daily protein intake is around 45 grams of protein for women per day. You can find out how much protein you need according to the British Nutrition Foundation by using this formula:

Weight in grams x 0.75g/d = recommended daily intake of protein

According to 2010 study, this number might even be an underestimation. The study stated that the current estimate of protein requirements are determined by an outdated method that urgently needs revaluation. This means that even if you are close to reaching your daily recommended intake of protein, you may want to make sure you’re getting a little bit more!

A woman’s protein needs increase as she ages. According to a 2014 study, elderly women may benefit from eating 29 percent more protein than what is currently recommended. The study brought light to the fact that most aging women eat less calories but their protein requirements have increased, which is a good reminder that elderly women would especially benefit from supplementing with more protein.   

What Protein Should Women Take

The type of protein you eat is just as important as how much you eat. Whey protein concentrate is one of the best sources of readily available protein, and is a good protein for women. Consuming it in powder form means it bypasses the regular process of digestion and is readily absorbed into the blood stream so you get the nutrition you need right away. According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Nutritional Chemistry, whey protein may be able to improve energy balance and support renal damage in hypertensive subjects caused by diets that are high in salt and fat.

To help promote alkalinity in the body that can further assist with weight loss, make sure you utilize a supplement that also includes plant based foods for additional health support. Zupa Protein GREENZ with Banana is the perfect way to easily make sure you’re getting in adequate levels of protein along with a powerful antioxidant blend. Its unique combination of low heat filtered whey concentrate protein and plant based foods is what make this supplement in a league of its own. Not only are you getting the protein needed to make you feel your best on so many levels, you’re also getting in the antioxidant and phytochemical power of spirulina, wheatgrass, green tea leaf, kiwifruit, and grape seed extract (to name a few of the carefully selected health-boosting ingredients).

One scoop of Zupa Protein GREENZ with Banana provides you with 9 grams of protein. It also comes with a unique antioxidant blend that may be able to help support alkalinity, maintain weight loss, restore optimal energy levels, and promote digestive health; giving you healthier hair and skin, and naturally detox pesky toxins out of the body.

Enjoy Experimenting With Protein Powder

Zupa Protein GREENZ powder is so versatile it can be added to just about anything you make for an effortless boost of protein and antioxidants. Try this tasty alkalizing and protein packed smoothie the next time you need an extra nutritious start to your day!

You’ll need:

  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries or ½ cup chunked frozen pineapple
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 scoop Zupa Protein GREENZ with Banana
  • Optional: pinch of salt or 1-2 tablespoons of nut butter

To make, add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until you have a creamy mixture. This Zupa Protein GREENZ with Banana smoothie recipe would even make a great mid-afternoon snack in place of coffee or sweet sugary snacks when you need something to help you concentrate and give you energy.

In good health.


  • “I am on medication for my MS, Secondary progressive now, I have had for 40 years or so. Ambulatory still. The medical problem that has affected me the most is the Femara I take for hopefully extending my disease free survival from breast cancer. This treatment lowers my estrogen levels to nil. My energy,skin, thinking have all taken a hit, plus joints aching and wearing out. Increased muscle weakness etc. I just had a knee replaced in June 2016, which went well. I am 64. I eat pretty good but I am interested in your Protein green smoothie. I take Multiple Vitamins, Krill oil, Iron as I am very low at 41 with 59 low normal. I take CA slow release 1200 mg, D3 2000 mg, ( live in Alaska, and my D levels low, Glucosamine Chondrites, Occasionally Mix of B’s, Tumeric, Vit C with Iron. You say to ask doctor but they have no training in nutrition. My Oncologist says , mutivitamin, Calcium, D, Whatever. I have osteopenia take IV Med. Once per year for that. I am thinking your products for skin and your vitamins sound good quality. And the green smoothie? Any opinion appreciated. ”

    Jan Soloy January 05 2017

  • “14 Nov ’16 Hello, I do not have a blender.  Can I just mix the powder with a favorite drink or in water? Thank you May Petaluma, CA USA ”

    May November 15 2016

  • “Is this product suitable for diabetics? I am not following the protein requirement per day. Can you let me know the requirement for a 70kg woman?”

    Carol Tan November 08 2016

  • “Hi Jan,   Thank you for sharing your experience with us.   I would suggest replacing your krill oil with our Omega 3 QH Ultra as it contains additional antioxidants for the skin and Coenzyme Q10 in Ubiquinol form for increased energy and healthier muscles. This way you are targeting a number of your key concerns in one go.   Our ZupaProtein Greenz would also work great for you, along with our best-selling Total Balance Womens Premium. You should be able to replace your separate vitamin products with this all-in-one product, as our formulation has been combined for ultimate synergy and maximum absorption. We do also have a great joint product called Not Just Joints which supports joints, healthy cartilage and connective tissue.   I would suggest contacting us at to discuss your specific health needs in more detail. Our qualified team are happy to recommend a package that will work best for you.   In good health, Madelynn”

    Xtend-Life Expert January 16 2017

  • “Thank you for the free samples of Zuppa Food you sent me. I liked the ingredients and the content of the sachet mixed easily in the water without needing the blender. The taste was manageable, but too sweet. Do you have any "Zuppas" that do not contain stevia? I would rather drink something bland or mildly "untasty", than deal with the sweetness of stevia and its unpleasant aftertaste.”

    Tessa Hart November 17 2016

  • “Hi Tessa,   Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass that on to our Product Development team.   I personally enjoy my Zupafood with a large glass of lemon water. I find adding the sachet to more water dilutes the taste while the lemon cuts the sweetness for a nice balance. Do give it a go and let us know how you get on! In good health, Madelynn”

    Xtend-Life Expert January 16 2017

  • “Hi Carol, You should be able to take this product. However, if you are on medication, we would advise consulting your doctor beforehand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight for healthy individuals, so you should be consuming 56 g of protein a day. In good health, Madelynn”

    Xtend-Life Expert November 09 2016

  • “all the celebrations and preparations in mind dont forget to greet the Happy New Year 2017 wishes to your Brother, Sister, friends, Relatives, and families. ”

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  • “Hi May, That is absolutely fine. We do provide you with a free shaker on purchase and you are welcome to mix it with any drink or in water. It is such an easy way to get green superfoods into your daily diet and I love how the protein helps me feel full for longer! In good health, Madelynn”

    Xtend-Life Expert November 15 2016

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