With many protein options available, which one is best?
What Is It About Whey
One of the most overlooked components of a healthy weight loss plan is the quality of protein. Yes we’ve all been told to eat lean meat like chicken and fish but are those really the best options? Will they produce the best results? In fact they will not.
Whey protein is now recognized as the best source of protein available
But choose wisely when selecting your whey. Here are a few things to look for:
1.) Pasture-raised and fed cows produce the whey in your whey protein. Ideally these cows come from New Zealand which highly regulates their cattle and the cattle’s production of dairy.
2.) Non-GMO. Choosing a non-GMO whey means you know your protein is real food.
3.) Undenatured. Be sure your whey is not heated while it is formulated or you will lose far too many of the benefits of this super protein. Plus you may have a difficult time digesting your whey if it has been heated.
4.) Protein concentrate – not isolates. Isolates are the leftover parts of a processed protein and are not the entire chemical compound that creates the protein in its natural state. In other words when you’re consuming isolates you’re getting the leftovers…not the pure stuff. Plus isolates are often heat-treated and chemically-treated so just avoid them by choosing a whey protein concentrate.
There are a few other keys to look for your in whey protein formula, we’ll touch on those in another post. These four keys are a great place to start!