Not all protein powders are created equal!
There are some ingredients you should try to avoid having in your protein.
Some brands tend to care more about their profits rather than your health. They will claim that their protein will give you superior results… if this is the case then why do they put ingredients that can potentially harm you?
Let’s uncover some in this blog so you know exactly what to avoid when it comes to your protein powder.
1. Sugar / Artificial Sweeteners
I get it. You want that tasty birthday cookie, or glazed donut flavored protein.
But we all know how sugar creates inflammation, causes energy crashes, and may lead to very serious diseases or health issues in the future.
If you are into working out, then you probably want to stay healthy and live long. You don’t have to cut down sugar completely, but limit it.
Protein Powders definitely do not NEED a lot of sugar in them… but a small amount isn’t going to be detrimental to your health.
Artificial sweeteners like Sucralose or Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K, Acesulfame K) tend to be 200-600 times sweeter than sugar. This is only going to make you want to eat more of it.
Not only will you be ravaging through your cabinets looking for sweets, but studies have shown that some artificial sweeteners, like the ones listed above cause cancer in lab rats and can disrupt the good bacteria in the human microbiome aka your gut.
This can be very detrimental to our health since the good bacteria in our gut play a role in our emotions and help in the prevention of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and various inflammatory conditions.
Kick those artificial sweeteners to the curb. They aren’t doing you any favors.
Dextrins are products that are made by heating starch in the presence of small amounts of moisture and acid.
Maltodextrins is pretty much the same thing, but is more well-known as dried low-DE glucose syrups.
Both are usually added to protein powders as fillers to bulk the protein up, or as additional flavoring agents. Both dextrins and maltodextrins are know to raise the glycemic index and contribute to fat storage.
In many people, these compounds often the cause of gastrointestinal distress.
The type of fillers a company uses can differ, but the purpose stays the same.
Fillers are used to make more powder without investing more money into the ingredients. The are used to save money on manufacturing.
Fillers can include things like coconut flour, psyllium, or even sugar.
4. Thickeners and gums
Thickeners and gums, including xanthan gum, are manufactured from soy or corn and can cause bloating, constipation and gas.
5. Hormones and Pesticides
This one goes back to the source of whey.
Depending on the quality of whey, the milk can contain lots of hormones and pesticides that were fed to the cow. And us being at the top of the food chain means that we will absorb everything our food eats.
This is where it is incredibly important to get Organic, Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder!
When shopping for your next Protein Powder, choose the one that has none of the ingredients above. The less ingredients the protein powder has, the better.
Also, choose Organic and FDA approved brands!
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