I’m seeing a growing awareness of peas and their generous protein content. Pea protein is without soy or dairy, making it acceptable for a wide variety of dietary choices. It is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids — including branched-chain amino acids — that you need to consume to effectively build muscle. It contains more arginine than whey, which boosts muscle gains. Pea protein lowers levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin by making you feel full longer and has a high lysine content. Lysine cannot be made by the body and must be consumed. It converts fatty acids to energy, helps lower cholesterol, and is essential in collagen formation for connective tissue. Add pea powder to your next pancakes, casseroles, sauces, soup, or….