Shopping for a good protein powder can be so overwhelming because there are so many products out there, so how do you choose the best one for you?
In this video its a battle between Plant Based Protein and Whey Protein.
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Whey protein has been around since the early 80’s when the bodybuilding boom was emerging and has since been the-go-to protein. Plant Based Protein wasn’t even on the map back then. The marketing strategy not only had athletes but gym rats as well convinced that whey protein powder was key in health and performance in a shortcut kinda way. What do I mean by that, instead of preparing and cooking a piece of meat three to four times a week you could actually get the same amount of protein and chain of amino acids as in a single scoop of whey protein powder.
However, we are now figuring out that meat and dairy are not the only source of protein. A plant-based protein is not only easier to digest but is also a viable source of protein and is gaining momentum fast. In addition, there are different plant based proteins on the market that will have you exploring all the impressive benefits rather than just defaulting to whey protein.
How they are produced
Whey protein is processed during the production of cheese. Then enzymes are added to the milk to separate the curds from the liquid whey. The liquid whey is then pasteurized and dried into a powder form. Plant-based protein sources, require little-to-no processing. Some, like peas, and fava beans simply grow with the essential amino acids included. Pea protein powder for example is made by extracting the protein from yellow peas and is a high quality protein which is also rich in iron. Fava beans are processed by a unique method knows as “wet fractionation.” “Wet fractionation is accomplished by milling beans into a flour, and then adding water and blending the mixture for easier sorting.
Nutrient density refers to the number of nutrients food can offer per calorie. These include foods like veggies, whole grains, and legumes and are vital in obtaining optimal health. Whey protein powder may be packed with protein, but lacks other nutrients. Plant-based sources, however delivers all your protein needs plus packing you with nutritional goodness to keep your body running like a fine tuned machine.
Many of us today suffer in some degree of lactose intolerance and since whey derives from milk, it can be hard to digest. Another downside is that more often than not antibiotics are widely used on livestock. Plant sources, however, contain fiber and enzymes which actively aid in digestion.
Take-away stay away from additives when choosing your protein products whether it’s whey or plant based like maltodextrin, sucralose, or aspartame. Also be clear on what you want to achieve, optimal health, lose weight, or gain muscle
The Winner by a landslide – Plant Based Protein and here’s why…
Plant protein sources not only build muscle but aid in the recovery process as well if not better than whey, plant protein sources delivers a wide range of nutrients and is also environmentally friendly. Please comment below what your preferred choice of protein powder is. Thank you for listening to this video. I appreciate you, I love you and until next time be kind to one another Peace, Love, Namaste ❤️🙏