Q&A: Protein Shakes

Q: Hi, I have recently started using the WHEY Protein power for shakes. There are so many different kinds. I currently have the EAS WHEY Protein. What is the difference? Also, which one is better for you if your dieting? Thanks!

~Kimberly (MA)

A: Hi Kimberly,

You couldn’t be more right!  There are so many different kinds of protein powders on the market it can be quite overwhelming trying to decide which one is best for you.  Choosing a whey protein powder is ideal because whey protein is a deriviative from cow’s milk, meaning it’s an animal based protein and is best utilized and absorbed by the body.  Whey protein has the highest Biological Value (BV) of any known protein, which means that the proportion of protein that is absorbed and incorporated into your body’s proteins is higher from whey protein than from other protein sources, (i.e. soy, rice, egg white, etc.).  In other words, excellent job selecting a whey based protein powder!
EAS Whey protein is a great choice if you are looking to lose some unwanted pounds.  It has a small amount of fat and carbs, but a healthy amount of protein per serving.  Using it to replace one meal per day helps to ensure you are meeting your protein needs and not loading up on carbs and sugars for the meal that is being replaced.  Many of my patients have a protein shake in the morning as their breakfast, which also helps them to avoid bagels, muffins, cereal, donuts, etc., which can cause tiredness and lethargy because of the large amounts of carbohydrates they contain.
Good luck on your weight loss journey Kimberly!!

~Miss Chef RD

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