My new video is something I’ve been wanting to research and share with you for a long time! After reading all your emails, messages, tweets, and comments, it seems that you guys have some questions about protein. So it is time to address everything in one comprehensive, easy to understand video! Click play below to watch:
So which powder is good for you?
Well first of all, please understand that you can get protein from many food sources! Fish, chicken, beef, eggs, yogurt, dairy, legumes, beans, nuts etc.
You don’t have to take protein powder, however many people do because they are running low on time, can’t cook, and/or need something on the go. Therefore, protein shakes are an excellent option to supplement your diet (it’s easy to make – just add water or milk/almond milk) and it’ll keep you satiated while building lean muscle. Plus, many products out there taste great and can help you to get the protein nutrition that your muscles crave!
There are tons of options on the market and yes it is totally confusing as to what you should be looking for! While you’re researching ask yourself this: What are my goals?
Do I want to lose weight?
Do I want to gain more muscle?
Do I want to maintain my weight?
Knowing the answers to these questions will help you pick the right powder for you! So let’s begin the protein powder comparison. Keep in mind, this information is general, and some of the attributes of the proteins may vary depending on the manufacturer:
– It’s the most popular type of protein powder on the market.
– It’s a dairy product made in the process of turning milk into cheese.
– It is quickly absorbed by the body, so it’s great to take RIGHT AFTER A WORKOUT (preferably within 30 min).
– It’s a compete protein (contains all essential amino acids).
– It’s a dairy product that is made when a separation process is applied to liquid milk, isolating the protein from the carbs and fats.
– It’s typically used by body builders who want to provide muscle-fueling amino acids throughout the day and/or night.
– It’s digested over a long period of time, so it’s often taken before bed to provide a steady stream of amino acids.
– Sometimes taken post-workout when combined with whey or another fast digesting protein to help replenish and re-feed the muscles.
– It’s made by separating the yolk from the whites, leaving just the dehydrated egg whites (aka the egg protein).
– Great for baking savory baked goods (protein breads, crusts, etc.)
– Rich in natural vitamins and minerals
– Lactose Free
– Made from hulled and dried soy beans.
– It’s one of the few plant proteins that is a complete protein, offering all the essential amino acids.
Brown Rice Protein
– Good source of protein, complex carbs, Vitamin B, and fiber.
– Not a complete protein
– Made from the seeds of the cannabis plant
– Great mix of protein PLUS essential fatty acids (depending on the processing) where are necessary for human health
– Usually contains some fiber, which has additional benefits for digestion and satiety
– Made from the yellow split pea
– Not a complete protein, but many companies are providing blends of vegetarian proteins that when combined provide all of the essential amino acids needed by the body
Hope that helps! If you want to know how many grams of protein you should be taking a day, go to the GNC Protein Number Calculator here.
Based on my goals, weight, and height, my protein number came out to be 84g of protein per day.
Go figure it out and then once you get that number – you gotta leave a comment on my YouTube video (click here) because I have a giveaway surprise!!!
On July 5th, I will pick one lucky POPster to win a whole case of Protein Powders from GNC so you can taste, try, cook, and blend some yummy protein packed recipes at home!
Good luck and I hope this made your protein powder research a bit easier. Let me know if there’s anything else in the fitness and health world that you want to better understand.
Note: All my opinion and research are my own. This post and giveaway are sponsored by GNC.