4 Ways To Ensure You Find The Right Whey Protein Powder Supplement
Have you overheard conversations about protein powder?
Unsure what it is, why it’s used or what to believe?
Here's 4 tips to guide you along the path to selecting the right Whey Protein Powder Supplement to suit you.
1. Check The Ingredients - Most Important
Most of the protein powders available on the market consist of a blend of:
- and other unnecessary ingredients
Be sure to check the ingredient list on any protein powder before you consume it.
A long list of strange and confusing ingredients with names you can't even pronounce let alone know what they are...
Lots of numbers in the contents list is generally a warning sign, particularly if it says ‘proprietary blend’, which means the manufacturer doesn’t have to disclose the amounts of the blended ingredients.
This often means you will be ingesting mostly the cheapest ingredient with only a whisper of the ingredient you actually need.
All of True Protein’s ingredients are pure, simple and natural.
- no additives,
- no fillers,
- no artificial flavours
- or artificial sweeteners
All True Whey Proteins are from New Zealand grass-fed cows.
True Protein uses the best quality raw ingredients and 100% natural flavourings and sweeteners to ensure a superior final taste.
Simply read True Protein’s labels to see for yourself!
2. Read The Reviews
Many products are listed across several distributor sites or in store as well as on the manufacturing company’s site.
It’s normal to feel unsure about a new product or if the quality is up to scratch.
Get an idea of what people are saying about the product from reading the reviews and star ratings.
3. Get A Sample
There are so many protein varieties available and we all have our own unique taste preferences.
A sample is a great way to try a flavour you may be hesitant about.
This will help you to determine how well the protein mixes together with liquid.
Test the texture and see if you would actually use and enjoy the product before you commit to buying a larger quantity.
True Protein Sample Packs are the perfect introduction to the premium protein range. Sample packs are available for WPC80, WPI90, Vegan85 and ProDefine, with a sample of all the available flavours in each pack and a bonus True Shaker!
You can also grab a sample in this months Beautfully Well Box.
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4. Understanding Protein Powders - Key Message
Feeling confused about protein powder is perfectly normal if you’re new to fitness and sporting supplements.
Whey protein is the most readily available supplement and for good reason.
Consuming whey protein has a wide range of benefits; when taken at the right time. It can:
- boost performance,
- assist with muscle recovery,
- increase your lean muscle mass and strength and
- aid fat loss
When making a decision on which ‘whey’ to go, consider your health and fitness goals as well as personal taste preferences and when you plan to use it.
- post-workout shake,
- blended in a fruit smoothie,
- or as a sweet treat alternative
If you’re comparing products, always check the ingredient lists.
The best choice is a product that uses all-natural ingredients without artificial additives, preservatives or flavours.
Doing your research first can prevent harmful substances from entering your body.
At True Protein, the research has been done for you with premium whey proteins from grass-fed cows, naturally sweetened with stevia or freeze dried fruits and no harmful additives or cheap fillers.
Once you have your protein powder, you will need some ideas about what to do with it!
Here are a couple of simple, quick, easy and delicious recipes for you to try -
Protein Carrot Cake Muffins
The important stuff
- Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Calories per serve 318
- Protein 12.4g
- Carbohydrates 28.6g
- Fats 16.2g
- 250g wholemeal flour
- 2 scoops (60g) True WPI 90 French Vanilla
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- 125ml olive oil
- 4 eggs
- 80g brown sugar
- ½ cup stevia
- ½ cup apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 300g grated carrot
- 250g Light cream cheese
- 1 scoop (30g) True WPI 90 French Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Line tray with muffins liners.
- In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl mix together all the wet ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined.
- Evenly distribute batter into the muffin liners and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Leave to cool, then stir together the cream cheese, protein powder and maple syrup. Spread on top of each muffin.