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Protein Powders Can Help Health And Weight Loss

By Edited Nov 16, 2013 0 3

Whether you are trying to lose weight or working out to get that outstanding physique with bulging muscles, you have decided to start taking protein powder. Your friends are all walking around sipping protein shakes, so they must be getting some benefits you don't know about. But when you get to the store and see all the different brands and kinds of protein, confusion sets in. Yes, and if you start browsing the web you will find hundreds of choices, many more than any one store will have on its shelves. Let me give you some information that will help you make some choices.

The two most used sources for protein powder are whey and soybeans. Whey is a byproduct of milk, the liquid that is drained in the process of making cheese. Whey protein powder is considered by many to be the best protein powder to take. It aids in muscle building because it provides the amino acids needed to build muscles and tissue. When taken in the morning, it will balance blood sugar levels all day. This is especially valuable for the person cutting calories to lose weight. Whey protein will give you more energy, thus you will burn more calories and lose fat. Also convenient for the dieter is the prepackaged meal replacement. This contains whey protein powder plus vitamins and minerals. It is usually low in carbohydrates, sugar and cholesterol. They are mixed with milk, juice, or water and should never replace all your meals in a day.

Soy Protein Powder

Soy protein powder is made from soybeans. It is an antioxidant and helps prevent heart disease. You can add protein to your diet by using it in place of flour or in addition to flour. People who don't eat animal products can get a good portion of their protein from soy protein powder.

Best Protein Powder

So what is the best protein powder for you? First, know what results you want from taking a protein powder. Do you want to build muscle or lose weight or just add more protein to your diet? The information on the packaging or the information provided by the online retailer can help you decide which is best for you. Other things to consider are price (better qualities of protein will cost more of course), quality, taste, and mixing ease. You can get many different flavors. Some mix easily with a spoon, some need an electric mixer, and of course there are also Whey protein bars available. Designer Whey Powders is a leading company in the industry and I recommend that you check it out online.



Jan 20, 2010 10:56am
I find whey protein isolate to be the best type of protein powder
Jan 20, 2010 4:13pm
Isolate is probably the best for post workout because it is digested and in your blood stream incredibly fast; which is great for immediately repairing damaged tissue. For people who are using Whey as part of a meal replacement, isolate is not the best choice. Because of the fact it is broken down so quickly, you will be hungry faster. Also, a blend of protein concentrates and isolates acts like a slow drip of amino acids in your blood stream due to the varying time each product breaks down, making it an even better meal replacement than isolate on its own.
Jan 20, 2010 5:41pm
Whey protein is great...not just for building muscles but it's also great for those with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. I have the skinny genes that no matter how much I work out I won't gain actual WEIGHT unless I drink protein shakes after each workout. It sucks having to take in so much protein but hey at least they make it easy by giving you like 25-30 grams in one scoop.
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