3 Tasty Types Of Protein Powder!

October 26, 2014

3 Tasty Types Of Protein Powder!

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What’s so beneficial about Protein Powder?

Well yes, protein comes in many NATURAL forms, but a protein powder is a quick, easy, mindless, and potentially really yummy way of getting in the protein you need to build that muscle!

• Protein by definition is a "macronutrient" which means your body NEEDS it...and a lot of it.

• Our bodies use protein to build and repair muscle tissue, (obviously vital for working out).

Thanks to modern technology, protein powder was created!

A (usually) mixable powder that turns into shake-mode with the addition of water.

• It can also be added in to many different recipes for an extra boost of those macros.

• The best part is that they are very low in fat and some are low in calories!

• A gainer option also exists if you're looking to put on lean mass (helloooo, meatheads).

So, if you have always wanted to purchase protein powder but never did until you read how awesome it is in this article, OR you are indeed a protein user, read on for some info on the different most popular types of protein powder and help you decide what's best suited for you!

1. Whey Protein Powder, like the Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey, Double Rich Chocolate

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• This protein comes from milk.
• It’s the most common type of protein for regular users.
• It’s also the cheapest and many say the best tasting of the bunch.

Whey comes in 2 types: Whey Concentrate and Whey Isolate.

The major differences:

• Concentrate has a lower lactose level (for all you lactose-intolerant folks).
• Isolate is essentially fat-free and a thinner consistency.
• Many times you’ll see a blend of both.

2. Casein, like the Dymatize Nutrition Elite Shake, Casein Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Also comes from milk.

• A slower digesting protein that's great to consume before bed to keep the metabolism at work while you sleep.

• It's usually a thicker consistency which makes for great protein mug cakes and protein ice cream.

3. Egg White Protein, like this Jay Robb - Egg White Protein Powder

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• Low in fat
• Low in carbs
• Perfect for people who wish to avoid dairy based products altogether.

There are a few companies out there who make jugs of liquid egg white protein in your basic flavors (chocolate, strawberry, etc).

This one isn't technically a powder, no, but it's also awesome.

Just not as great tasting as the powders, in my opinion, BUT CAN be cooked with as an real egg white replacement.

Time to go make a peanut butter protein shake with real peanut butter, water, and a scoop of vanilla whey.

It's almost as good as dessert. Almost.

Enjoy! 




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