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Which Protein Powder Is Right For You?

Are you still looking for ways to up your protein intake?

You may want to consider incorporating protein powder into your life!

In the past, protein powders were the domain of body builders and serious athletes. But now, they have reached a level of mass appeal and consumption, appealing a wide audience of the health conscious.

There are basically four basic types of protein powders – whey, soy, egg, and rice. Each comes from a different source and each has its own health benefits. Read on to discover which protein powder is right for your personal needs.

Whey
Definition – Made from milk, containing both essential and nonessential amino acids
Health Benefits – Easily absorbed, safe for regular consumption, boosts immune system
Note – Not an acceptable source for vegans or the lactose-intolerant

Soy
Definition – Made from a flour of soy beans, the most complete plant-based protein
Health Benefits – Easy to digest, helps reduce the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol
Note – Acceptable for vegans, isolate is the purest form

Egg
Definition – Made from egg whites
Health Benefits – Fat-free and very high in protein, easily absorbed, highest levels of amino acids
Note – Not an acceptable source for vegans or those with egg allergies

Rice
Definition – Made from deriving the protein from brown rice
Health Benefits – Complete protein source with all essential amino acids, hypoallergenic
Note – Acceptable for vegans and anyone with allergies

As you can see, the types of protein powders are as varied as the consumers. Whatever your protein needs may be, you can find a powder to fit your personal lifestyle.

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