I get it… everywhere you look someone is feeding you conflicting advice- so let’s back it up with some hard facts!
What is protein powder?
Protein powder is probably the most popular nutritional supplement.
There are many different types of protein powder, including dairy-based and plant-based powders.
Do you NEED protein?
Yes, protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle and repair tissue.
Do you NEED protein powder?
Does it help with body composition?
Yes/No- kind of...
Let me explain- hitting your daily protein requirements will mean muscle growth equalling the body composition changes you want!
How much protein do we need?
Research shows that athletes with an intense training regimen may benefit from having about twice the daily recommended intake of protein, ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 g per kg of body weight.
Why do we use protein powder?
When tracking your macros, you may notice that you still have left over protein at the end of the day that you maybe struggling to eat with whole food. Protein makes this so much easier.
Can kids use protein powder?
Yes- however, personally happy way is the only brand I would give my kids as I know it does not contain additives or caffeine etc
What are the different types of protein?
Whey: This water-soluble milk protein is the most popular. It is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the amino acids that the human body requires from food. The body absorbs whey protein quickly and easily.
Casein: This type of protein is rich in glutamine, an amino acid that may speed up muscle recovery after exercise. Casein comes from dairy, making it unsuitable for vegans and people with milk allergies. The body digests this protein more slowly, so it may be best to take it at night.
Soy: Soy protein is an excellent alternative to whey or casein for people who do not consume dairy. It also contains all the essential amino acids.
Pea: Many plant-based protein powders contain pea protein, which is a high-quality alternative to soy- and dairy-based proteins. Pea protein is a good source of the amino acid arginine. Typically tastes a little more floury.
Hemp: Hemp seeds are complete proteins that also contain essential fatty acids. This makes hemp an excellent choice for vegans or those with dairy or soy allergies.
Why do I use, recommend and love happyway?
Many of the best-selling protein powders contain heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
So, please always check what you’re purchasing before consuming.
Acai Bowl (with berry protein powder)