Which Protein Powder is Best?

by Dave Jackson

Dave and Jarrow Protein shakeYou may not agree, but I believe everyone should be consuming protein in a shake form. And just recently I found I wasn’t ingesting enough of the stuff. For years I’ve been taught you can get enough proteins from veggies, and you probably can – but you’re not going to. What I mean by that is you are not going to eat the quantity of veggies necessary to get the amount of protein you should be eating. You should be getting 1.25 grams x your body weight in pounds. So, for me, for example – today I am at 184 pounds – then multiply 184 x 1.25 and you get 230. That means I need at least 230 grams of protein a day. How many grams of protein are in that shake you drink? You don’t drink one? You should. Think of it. When you supplement with the right amount of protein, your body then actually has the stuff it needs to do what it needs to do. Remember that protein comes from all kinds of stuff. One is chicken – a typical chicken breast is 45 grams. And other foods are loaded as well.  But a powder shake is an easy and great way to get what you need. Why? Because scientifically formulated for years now, protein powders have been found to be easily assimilated into the bloodstream and used efficiently. Nutrition Label for ProteinAnd my study into them tells me that a whey protein isolate delivers more and better than a concentrate.  Gram for gram, isolate processing yeilds more.  Research has found that only whey proteins in their natural, undenatured state have the ability to perform their characteristic biological functions.  Look for a brand that is processed under low temperature and low acidic conditions – isolate! Costco has a great choice for around $22 and each scoop is 20 grams of whey protein isolate, no fat!  In addition, I chose a brand named Jarrow from Whole Foods that was down-right tasty and is good for the whole family. Whatever you do, I suggest you try a whey protein isolate shake to supplement your diet.  And let me know how you feel afterwords!  It’s a great way to get the protein you need to have your body do what it needs to do.

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