Types of protein powders that you need to know
For elders, like anyone else, the best way to remain healthy is with regular exercise and the consumption of a balanced, healthy diet. While it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to absorb vitamins and minerals from complex foods, and also when injuries and surgeries hamper the easy chewing of food, food supplements are a blessing to seniors.
Protein is required to maintain good muscle strength for the upkeep of skin, bones, joints, nails, and hair. It is also required to carry out important chemical reactions in the body, for fluid and pH balance, for the formation of vital antibodies, for conserving hormones such as insulin and a host of other activities for the body’s wellbeing.
There are different sources of protein in natural foods. But protein supplements in the form of protein powders are extremely beneficial for elders who can consume it easily as shakes. The different types protein are whey protein, casein protein, soy protein and egg protein.
Protein supplements are available in retail stores as ready to drink beverage shakes, as meal replacement products (MRPs) with additional vitamins, and also in weight gain and low carb versions. Choose the best protein powder – in their plain forms, or as a blend of the various proteins – to suit your specific needs. Some of the best protein powders in the market are Pure Vegan IntestiCleanse Chocolate Protein Powder, ON Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey protein, EAS 100% Whey Protein, Nutrabio Micellar Casein protein, Hammer Soy Vanilla protein powder and MRM All Natural Egg White Protein. If you have budget constraints, you can also opt for some cheap protein powders available in the market.
Whichever protein powder you choose to reach your goal of muscle growth, weight loss, or for increasing weight, ensure the best protein powders have high-quality ingredients in the right combinations. Also, find out the amount of protein contained in each serving of the protein powder, the cost compared to the protein per serving, and most important of all, the taste of the protein powder good.