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).
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).
• 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.
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.
• 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.