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?