PROTEIN POWDERS – To have or not to have?

To have or not to have⁉️ Most of us get some sort of protein from our diet, but some days it may not be enough based on our lifestyle & health conditions. If you are vegan, physically active or have compromised digestion you MAY not be getting enough protein. Protein powders are a great way to boost your protein intake per day and super easy to add into your diet!

They have gotten such a bad rap cuz there are so many garbage ones out there! With the plethora of options on the market, it can be quite overwhelming selecting the best for you.  

I am here to break it down for you!

Types of protein to look for:

HEMP – my favorite type! Very digestible plant protein, no unnecessary ingredients, and has lots of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc, and iron. It totals 15 g of protein, 8 g fiber. *has lower AA Leucine and lysine

VEGAN –mix of plant protein to get all essential amino acids & making it a complete protein. You will typically see a blend of some of the following brown rice, mung bean, spirulina, pea, hemp, alfalfa, chia seeds, flax seeds, quinoa.

PEA – typically made from the yellow split pea, a high-fiber legume that is rich in BCAA’s and has all essential amino acids. * low methionine.  

WHEY – a protein found in milk. If you are not lactose free then this is a good option. Ensure that it is organic grass fed to avoid poor quality sources.

What to look for on a label?

✅Certified Organic & Non-GMO
✅Good Amino Acid profile (esp leucine, isoleucine, and valine)
❌No added sugar
❌sugar alcohols (xylitol, erythitol)

❌artificial flavouring (aspartame) ❌thickeners (cartagena, lecithin)

Best for digestion?
✅ Fermented

Brands that I love are @genuinehealth@ironvegan@manitobaharvest@gardenoflife

⬇️Which is your favorite protein powder blend or brand? ⬇️

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