Living in today's informed age we always want to be at the top of our game when it comes to our health. We become gluttons for dieticians and health advisors to get instant results with minimum efforts.
Upon our quest of meeting our health goals we often find protein out there being the nutrient du jour. We'd see Pinterest pins worshipping protein shakes, powders and whatnot- making us question if we ever had protein in our meals and if yes then why hasn't it affected yet?
Indeed, protein does deserve the MVP status. It reduces your hunger levels, can cause your calories to automatically drop with 30% of its intake daily and makes you feel full and satiated. Above everything, it isn't restrictive such as sugar-free, fat-free, and gluten-free drivels that revolve around avoidance and restraints.
Your protein requirement depends on whether you want to gain size or lose fat. The amount of protein an average person requires is 1.2-1.7 grams/kilo. So, doubling your protein intake at the expense of other macronutrients is aimless.
Each protein shake has different caloric values and purposes. The three most common type of protein shakes are:
- Protein Shakes for Muscle Gain: Whey proteins shakes are rich in all essential BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) and contain 210 calories, 5-10 grams of carbohydrates and some fats per serving. They are easy to digest and promote lean muscle growth, healthy metabolism and fat loss. Whey protein shakes can be an issue for those who are lactose intolerant considering the main sugar in milk is lactose. The Bowl one’s muscle gaining PB & J protein shake is made with vanilla whey, blueberry, strawberry, peanut butter, banana, and almond milk. This shake boosts your energy levels and muscle strength.
- Protein Shakes for Fat Loss: Casein protein shakes are also found in milk but they are digested much more slowly which helps in making you feel satiated for a long time. This results in the reduction of the muscle protein breakdown. Casein protein shakes contain a total of 112 calories and less than 1-gram carbohydrates per serving. These shakes promote fat loss during calorie restriction.
- Vegan Protein Shakes As Pre-Workout Supplements: Vegan protein shakes have a lesser amount of amino acids but are a good option for lactose-intolerant people. They contain a healthy amount of fiber that helps in normalizing bowel movements and in reducing the risk of gut inflammation. Vegan shakes are known to prevent cardiovascular diseases and help in promoting bone health. The Bowl One’s Pre-Workout Explosion is made with coconut milk, dates, peanut butter, espresso, and bananas that prevents premature fatigue and provides your muscle with the required energy needed for your workout.
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