How amazing is The Junk You Should Know Show? Not surprising, Dr. Heather Denniston shared another great episode discussing the top protein powder options available, along with 7 reasons protein supplements basically suck. She also talks about why you should or should not take whey protein.
Take a quick a look at what you may have missed on the August 3rd episode of The Junk You Should Know Show. Remember to watch the full episode here.
Why Your Protein Powder is Garbage
First, why are protein powders no good?
(1:35) Primarily, because there is so much processing involved in making them into a powdered form. Luckily, there are still great options on the market that are well sourced, organically-based, and free and clear of the junk Dr. Denniston mentions further into the episode.
Heat used in the production process denatures protein. (2:43)
Preservatives like soy, xantham gum, soy lecithin and more are added to protein powder. (3:15)
GMO ingredients, do we need to say anything more? (4:27)
Allergens like egg, soy, wheat, dairy, and corn are found in protein powders in a more concentrated form. (5:09)
Teenagers, who are adding protein to their sport/fitness regiment, are likely consuming well above the recommended serving size. (5:53)
Artificial sweeteners used to adjust the flavor are absolutely positively NOT good for you. (7:04)
It’s unregulated by the FDA. (7:52)
Heavy metals have been found in some protein powders. (9:46)
What about whey protein powder?
Whey is the #1 ingredient in most protein powders. However, whey is a dairy product that can affect those with dairy sensitivities or practice a paleo lifestyle. Dairy-free, whey-free protein powders are a better option in those instances. (12:50)
What are Dr. Denniston’s favorite protein powders?
(14:25) Dr. Denniston shares her full list of recommended protein powders. Make sure to watch the video in full to hear about all the benefits of each one.
- Vega One Protein Powder (Used in the chocolate vanilla smoothie recipe)
- Sunwarrior Warrior Blend
- Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (Collagen benefits)
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