How Can Protein Powder Work For You?

Nowadays everyone is trying to make sure they are sticking to a balanced diet; filled with enough protein, whole grains, and healthy fats. Protein powder, once considered a sports supplement for bodybuilders is now being used by everyone. Even if you don’t go to the gym regularly, protein powder has the same health benefits as actual food protein. Protein powder is an additional meal that can be put into a shake for breakfast or after a workout. They are convenient for people on the go and they improve your muscle size and strength in those who lift weights. If you aren’t getting enough protein in your meals then the powder can add many benefits giving you additional protein throughout the day helping weight loss.

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. . . Do you eat enough protein? . . . When it comes to aligning your diet with fitness goals, one aspect I see people consistently struggle with is consuming enough protein on a regular basis. . . . Of the three macronutrients (protein, fats & carbs), protein is typically the one that’s lagging behind. . . . Why is eating enough protein so important? . . . 💪 Protein is a crucial component in the muscle building and retaining process. You want muscle (if you are a woman, don’t worry, you won’t get bulky, I promise 😁) not just for the visual appeal, but for the many health/performance benefits as well. . . . Fun fact… the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn just existing, as it will improve your metabolism.. this is a nice plus! . . . 🥤 Protein is also the most filling and satiating macronutrient, which is a big positive when you are restricting your calorie intake (trying to lose body fat). Staying full for longer will keep you from sneaking back into the kitchen all the time. . . . 😅 The thermic effect of protein is a big plus.. Your body has to burn more calories to digest protein then any other macronutrients, which is definitely a great thing. . . . Here is few tips to help you eat more protein: . . . 1️⃣ Protein at every meal. . . 2️⃣ Choose eggs over cereal. . . 3️⃣ Add some protein powder into your oats and smoothies. . . 4️⃣ Incorporate Greek Yogurt in your diet. . . 5️⃣ Keep easy protein snacks handy (protein shake, can of tuna, protein bar, boiled eggs…) . . 6️⃣ Include more protein plant base in your diet (beans, broccoli, peas, spinach, soy ….) . . . Do you eat enough protein on daily basis? . . . #protein #proteinforfatloss #proteinpowder #proteinforvegetarians #proteinformuscles #proteinsnacks #proteinmeals #fatlosstips #weightlosstipsandtricks #nutritionfacts #nutritiontips #anytimefitnessredbankplains #blackbeltprotein @blackbelt_protein

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There are various types of protein powder on the market made with different protein sources and different amino acid profiles. Make sure to buy quality protein, treat the powder like anything else you put in your body. Check the label for sugars or other unnecessary fillers and focus on whether it mixes well and tastes good. You don’t want to invest in a large packet of protein powder that you don’t enjoy.

Whole Milk/Whey Protein

Whole milk protein contains whey and casein which are very high-quality sources of protein. Whey provides a fast-digestion protein that muscles can benefit from quickly and casein can slow digestion and keep you feeling fuller for longer. This protein is good for those wanting to lose weight.

Vegan Protein

Soy protein powder contains all of the nine essential amino acids. Hemp protein has a high nutritional profile and is almost a complete protein, but it does tend to be high in fat. Pea protein should be mixed with brown rice protein as it is deficient in cysteine and methionine amino acids.