If there's one thought that comes to mind when protein powder is mentioned, its whether or not it is good for you. Thankfully, we have found the nuts and bolts, ins and outs and everything in between to bring to you the answer!
Protein powders are increasing, both on the market and in popularity. There are so many types out there made from whey, soy and brown rice protein, but not all protein powders were created equally and not all are good for you. The increase in popularity has caused an increase in powders that lack may quality and nutrients making it more important than ever to read the labels and ensure you are providing your body with natural, healthy products.
Powders can contain additives, preservatives, flavourings and dyes so try opting for natural, organic or plant based protein powder so you can provide your body with the goodness it deserves.
Protein is made up of amino acids, also known as the 'building blocks' of muscles, tendons, ligaments and skin. Protein also helps the body metabolise its energy stores (i.e. fat) for energy, helping to reduce body fat.
Natural protein powders are great to include in your everyday diet and the best way to include protein powder in your diet is to do so alongside nutritious, fresh foods and a diet filled with variety. Protein powders are best used as a boost for the body rather than as a meal substitute (unless directed by your healthcare professional) or to become a main food source.