Why Protein Powder?
If you want to build muscle and burn fat to transform your body, there’s no getting around it: you need to eat more protein. Not only it is required to repair and rebuild your damaged muscles from training, but it’ll also keep you feeling fuller for longer so you stay away from sweet snacks.
But eating half a cow or an entire day’s egg output of a brood of chickens to get your protein isn’t practical – as well as being expensive, it’s also mind-bogglingly boring. That’s why a protein shakecan make a big difference in helping you hit your daily protein target in the most time-efficient, cost-effective and tasty way.
If you follow any sort of exercise programme, whether it’s based around weights, cardio, or endurance training, then you need more protein than the UK government’s current recommendation of 55g per day. Powdered protein offers a quick and easy way to increase your daily intake. A fast-digesting protein such as whey is especially useful after training when you might not feel like sitting down to a proper meal. Casein, a slow-release protein, is a great option before bed because it drip-feeds muscle-building amino acids into your bloodstream overnight to rebuild muscle tissue as you sleep.
It’s always important to remember the clue is in the name “supplement” – they are designed to fill in the nutritional gaps of a complete and varied diet. Getting most of your daily dietary protein from red and white meat and fish is the best way, because you’ll also consume more of the essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients vital to health.