If you’ve had a chat with me, it is no surprise I am a fan of protein.
Protein is essential to our immune system, blood sugar balance, mental health and metabolism. It is an important building block for muscle as well as hair, skin and nails. Without protein, we can’t heal, build lean muscle, or regulate our mood.
I often recommend protein powder to supplement a whole foods diet. It can serve as a breakfast option, quick lunch or afternoon snack.
Protein powders are dehydrated forms of amino acid from sources such as milk, beef, or plants. They’re typically mixed with water or other beverages, or they can be added to foods to boost protein content.
The typical adult requires 80-100g of protein per day. Are you hitting that goal? Most are not.
It is common to wonder what to look for in a protein powder. Which are good quality? What are good ingredients? There are so many options, how do you know which is best?
Here are a few things I look for when choosing a protein powder:
Yours in health,
Dr. Melissa Bingeman
Dr. Melissa Bingeman, ND is passionate about mental health, hormones and gut health. She has a virtual and in-person practice in Kitchener, Ontario.