Protein shakes what do you pay attention to?
Last week Jessica from Eat.Run.Love published an informative article about protein shakes and what to look for when buying them. Below are the main points of the article.
WHAT PROTEIN SHAKE DO YOU CHOOSE?
You can divide proteins into two groups; animal or vegetable proteins. Probably an open door, but animal proteins come from animals (think meat, fish, milk and eggs) while vegetable proteins come from legumes, grains and nuts. As you could read in the previous article, proteins consist of 20 amino acids. Part of it can be made by the body itself, and part of it you have to get from food.
Animal protein generally contains more essential amino acids than vegetable protein and therefore has a higher quality, also expressed in biological value. The biological value indicates the extent to which your body benefits from the ingested protein. The higher the biological value, the better your body and muscles absorb the proteins. An exception are soy proteins, which do have a high biological value.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A PROTEIN SHAKE?
I understand that you can no longer see the forest for the trees with the amount of protein shake providers. If you want to buy protein in a webshop, always check whether the ingredients list has been added. Good protein is pricey, you will see that the cheaper proteins have a lot of junk added and are full of sugars and sweeteners. I personally prefer a biological protein. Yes, it is more expensive, but you know for sure that you are getting a good quality protein.
In addition, it is good to pay attention to the amount of protein per scoop, as this also differs. In addition, be careful with flavors; “cookies & cream”, guaranteed that extra sweeteners and flavorings have been added. You can also make your shakes very tasty yourself with, for example, a dash of coconut oil, vanilla powder, cinnamon, etc. As you can see, there is quite a difference.
If you want the best quality and are willing to pay for it, I would definitely go for it EkoPura to go. This way you can be sure that you are dealing with an organic and natural product with the highest quality proteins. Available of both animal and vegetable origin.
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