Health & Wellbeing

Which Protein Powder is Right for Me?

woman drinking a protein shake

Protein powder is one of the biggest fitness trends of the last few years. Not too long ago, it seemed as though only bodybuilders and fitness pros used protein powder, but now it feels like everyone at the gym is supporting their workouts with protein shakes.

With so many different types of protein powder out there, how can you decide which is the right one for you? At Every Health, we stock a range of protein powders designed to suit different lifestyles and needs. Let’s take a closer look…

The Benefits of Protein Powder

Firstly, it’s important to understand the benefits of using protein powder as part of your routine. Protein powder can:

  • Help you to build muscle
  • Help to repair muscle damage after an intense workout
  • Contribute to reducing muscle fatigue
  • Keep you feeling fuller for longer – this could help you to manage weight loss, as well as stopping you from snacking late at night, which could have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep
  • Provide a more convenient way for people to consume the protein they need than having to eat large amounts of foods such as meat and eggs
  • Provide people following a vegan or plant-based diet with essential protein

How to Make a Protein Shake

Making a protein shake couldn’t be easier. Simply add one scoop of your chosen protein powder to 250ml of cold water or plant-based milk and shake it up.

Some people like to add fruit, a dash of cocoa powder or even a spoonful of peanut butter to their protein shakes – but when you’re using a flavoured protein powder, you’ll already have all the taste and nutrients you need.

Pre-Workout Protein

If you’ve got fitness goals in sight, using the right protein powder before your workout could help to boost your performance.

Klean Isolate, which is available in Natural Vanilla and Chocolate flavours, is designed to help power your muscles by providing you with essential amino acids for muscle-building.

Klean Athlete has created these protein powders with your health, wellbeing and performance in mind and – like every Klean Athlete product – it’s NSF Certified for Sport, meaning you can be sure you’re only putting good stuff into your body.

If you’re looking for a plant-based option, Garden of Life Sport Organic Plant-Based Protein is another great choice to help fuel your next workout.

Made from a clean blend of organic proteins from peas, chickpeas, haricot beans, lentils and cranberry seeds to provide a creamy, smooth texture, this protein powder also contains 2 billion CFU of microbiome strains to support a healthy gut.

Post-Workout Protein

Protein powder can also provide a key role after you’ve worked out, which is exactly what a formula like Klean Recovery is designed to help with.

This protein powder is made using a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein, which helps to support muscle protein synthesis right after your workout.

Klean Recovery also contains a blend of amino acids that play a crucial role in helping you to build muscle.

Vegan Protein

If you follow a vegan diet, it can be a little bit harder to get all the protein you need, which is why many vegans use a protein powder to supplement their diet.

Garden of Life’s range of Raw Organic Protein Powders are 100% vegan and organic, as they’re made using 13 different sprouted proteins, which can all be traced right back to their original source.

Available in a range of delicious flavours including Vanilla, Chocolate and Vanilla Chai, this collection of vegan protein powders features 22g of protein per serving, as well as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K.

Use Garden of Life’s Raw Organic Protein Powders in a tasty shake to start your day off, or add a scoop to your homemade breakfast pancake batter or even in a vegan baking recipe for added protein and flavour.

Keto-Friendly Protein

Protein powder can fit into a keto diet plan too, with Garden of Life Keto Fit Powder containing a balanced ratio of fat, protein and carbs to suit a keto lifestyle.

These protein powders also contain 1.5 billion CFU live bacteria to help support a healthy gut.

Looking for a further boost to your weight loss journey? Create your own weight loss regime with Every Health today.

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