What Sort of Protein Powder Should I Buy?
A client asked me this recently so I thought I would give everyone some info on this.
The world of health products is stuffed full of fake and overpriced 'health' foods. Protein powders are no exception! Some guidelines:
#1 Do not assume all protein powders are sugar free. Check the ingredients and have your hidden sugars checklist at the ready.
#2 It is best to get the sweetness from fruit (and cheaper too).
#3 Pea protein is not great - it is quite allergenic. I was given a pack of pea protein once and I did use it, but I would never buy it regularly.
#4 If you are in the UK, a great cost-effective site is The Grape Tree. I am lucky enough to have a branch in my town and the protein powder there is much cheaper than Amazon
#5 I have not tried this sunflower seed protein powder, but it is a good example of their products
#6 I have found that unsweetened protein powder can be bitter. The solution is cocoa and if you like it, coffee (but go for decaff!) which really masks that taste.