Protein is essential to many of the body’s systems, including the immune system. Protein powders can help you supplement your intake of protein. Some additional benefits include more stable blood sugar levels, feeling full longer, and weight loss by building up lean muscle mass that provides a thermic effect during digestion. There are many different kinds of protein powders on the market. You might find soy, rice, whey, egg whites, pea, hemp, or combination protein powders. Most people will choose a protein powder based on what their food allergies will allow them to eat. Make sure to rotate your protein every few weeks to avoid developing a sensitivity – especially if you are drinking protein shakes every day. When shopping for a powder, look for formulas that are low in sugar, have no added artificial colors or sweeteners, and use organic ingredients that are also non GMO.
If you feel overwhelmed when you are shopping for a good protein powder, look for powders from Jay Robb, Garden of Life, or Nutricology. We also offer a variety of different protein powders at Creative Healing Solutions. Most of our protein powders are more than “just” protein powders, however. They are also detoxification powders, help heal the gut, decrease inflammation, improve your immune system, etc. Call us if you have any questions regarding which protein powder would be the best for you.
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