Be A Pro on Protein

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Seems like they can derive a protein from anything these days, but how do you know which is the best for you?  Here are the facts, you be the judge…

Whey protein:

Pros

- Fast absorption rate.

- Inexpensive to produce.

- Stimulates protein synthesis.

- Complete protein, meaning it contains all the amino acids your body cannot naturally make.

Cons

- Although the lactose levels are low, some people who are lactose intolerant are sensitive to whey proteins.

- Not vegan friendly.

 

Casein Protein:

Pros:

- Slower absorption rate to keep feeling full longer.

- Complete protein meaning it contains all the amino acids your body cannot naturally make.

Cons:

- Although the lactose levels are low, some people who are lactose intolerant are sensitive to whey proteins.

- If you need protein immediately after a workout, this protein is a little too slow.

- Not vegan friendly.

 

Soy Protein:

Pros

- Vegetarian friendly.

- Provides amino acids other vegetarian friendly proteins lack.

- Helpful for women going through menopause.

- May help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Cons

-Taste is more difficult to cover up.

-Possible breast cancer link in soy (inconclusive).

- Soy is one of the top GMO foods.

 

Pea Protein:

Pros

- Very high absorption rate.

- Great for people with food allergies.

Cons

- Does not contain all the amino acids thus making it incomplete.

- Needs to be blended with other proteins in most cases.

 

Egg White Protein:

Pros                                              

- Great for people who want to avoid dairy.

- Rich in vitamins and minerals from the egg.

- Complete protein.

Cons

-can be costly.

- Not great for people with egg allergies.

 

Hemp Protein:

Pros 

- Complete protein.

- Vegetarian friendly.

- Contains Essential fatty acids.

- Great for people with certain food allergies.

Cons

- The most expensive of all proteins.

 

Verdict:

If you are looking for a good all-around protein whey is the way to go.

If you are looking for a slower acting protein, opt for casein.

If you are very lactose intolerant opt for hemp or pea protein.

If you are vegetarian opt for soy, hemp or pea protein.