It’s #NutritionTalkTuesday and today’s topic is PROTEIN POWDER!
On the outside looking in, it seems to be a staple in “every” fit persons lifestyle but you don’t know why.
WHY SUPPLEMENT PROTEIN
To lose weight: compared to fat and carbohydrates protein keeps you fuller longer without consuming as many calories. Studies show that those supplementing protein with a low carb diet lost more fat To build muscle: when trying to gain lean muscle it is recommended that you increase your protein consumption To meet protein needs: if you have a hard time meeting your protein needs through your diet, high quality protein powder can help fill the gapWHAT TYPE OF PROTEIN DO YOU NEED?
Protein needs can be determined by weight loss goals (to lose or gain), dietary preferences or restrictions!
WHEY- probably the most popular, great its quick absorbing, inexpensive and comes in many flavors. It’s perfect to have Post workout. But it contains lactose and tends to cause bloating. If you’re lactose intolerant or not a fairy person, stay away. BEST FOR BUILDING MUSCLE CASEIN- also popular, it is similar to whey but slower on absorption, not idea for post workout but good for Anytime of the day. It cost more than whey but still contains lactose BEST FOR MAINTAINING LEAN MUSCLE EGG WHITE- this is the most expensive type of protein, it’s slow on absorptions so it’s ideal for anytime of the day. It contains many other vitamins and minerals but stay away if you have an egg allergy. BEST FOR BUILDING MUSCLE & ENERGY PEA- this protein is hypoallergenic, great for sensitive stomachs and food sensitivities. It’s a clean protein, not many additives or artificial ingredients but it doesn’t come with a full amino profile. BEST FOR GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, VEGAN & VEGETARIANS TO BUILD MUSCLE
There are a few other protein powder source options not listed above. If you have questions or comments leave them below and thanks for reading!