What Is Protein Powder?
- Losing weight
- Improve sports performance
- Build muscle mass
What Are The Different Types Of Protein Powders?
Protein powder can come in different forms including whey, soy and casein.
The protein powders made from soybeans are commonly referred to on labels as soy protein isolates or concentrates.
Flavored Protein Powders?
While plain protein powder can be purchased (complete with no other ingredients), most powders are flavoured and sweetened for palatability, along with added vitamins and minerals.
What Should My Daily Intake of Protein Be?
While too much protein can be harmful to our kidneys and may put extra stress on our hearts. It is important that we do receive enough depending on our gender, age, and weight. The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) suggest that men should consume 56 grams of protein per day while women consume 46 grams. Per kilogram of body weight, this equated to around 0.8 grams. There are occasions where you might not be receiving enough protein in your diet. This is where protein shakes and drinks can help.