A Primer on Protein Powders
Protein products come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and forms. Don’t be overwhelmed - here’s a quick crash course on 4 common sources of protein so you can choose the one that’s right for you:
Whey protein: This common protein source is made from a mixture of proteins found naturally in milk. In addition to protein, whey also provides an optimal combination of amino acids. Whey is extremely popular, but those with milk allergies should avoid this type of protein.
Casein protein: Also found naturally in cow’s milk, casein protein is the preferred choice for bedtime because it digests slowly and contains amino acids that can prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue.
Soy protein: Looking for a vegan protein? Soy is a popular, easily digestible option. Along with protein, soy provides amino acids, phytosterols and isoflavones. It’s also low in fat or cholesterol. Be on the lookout for soy protein products made with non-GMO soybeans.
Hemp protein: It's not just for hippies; hempseed is a good source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. In addition to protein, it offers essential fatty acids, amino acids and fiber.
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