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Today’s Tip: The difference between protein powders
Whey Protein Powder- protein part of milk products, absorbs well, fast digesting, mixes well, less expensive, has amino acids good for growth of muscle tissue, not usually good for the lactose intolerant
Soy Protein Powder-high quality plant source protein, contains isoflavones, ideal for those with dairy allergies, highly digestible, compares to meat and milk protein sources, usually more expensive
Both Protein Powders (whey and soy) have two types: concentrate and isolate, the isolate being higher in quality and more expensive
There are so many different brands out there it’s hard to know which are best. I have used the brand 365 in chocolate and it does not dissolve easily at all. I really enjoyed the Biochem brand in vanilla though.
Hemp, rice and casein are other types of protein powders.
I have tried both soy and whey and my personal preference so far has been the whey protein powder although I did like the soy too, just less. I only use protein powders for making smoothies but here is a great post that shows you 5 Ways to get more protein in your diet. Enjoy!
What type of protein powder and brand do you prefer?