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Protein Powder Checklist: what to look for in a high quality protein powder

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I’ve put together a quick checklist to help guide you in sourcing out a high-quality protein powder. Do your best to find a powder that meets all of the following criteria. Take a look at some of my recommended protein powders below.

Protein Powder Checklist: what to look for in a high quality protein powder

  • Processed in a way that allows for easy absorption and assimilation. It’s important that you actually absorb the protein you are taking in. Protein powders must be prepared in a way that allow for you to easily extract the protein. Keep in mind that it can be more difficult for our bodies to extract protein from plants – i.e. peas, rice, hemp, etc.
  • No added sugars or artificial sweeteners. A natural sweetener, like stevia, is a great alternative since it won’t spike blood sugar levels.
  • No fillers, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
  • No dairy, gluten, soy, or other ingredients that can irritate your gut and cause inflammation (if you can tolerate dairy, whey protein may be ok for you). If you have an intolerance of sensitivity to certain foods, make sure the protein powder you select does not contain them.
  • Free of hormones and antibiotics, plus pasture-raised (for animal protein) and is non-GMO (for plant protein).
  • No other added ingredients that can compromise health. Research each ingredient on the label so you know what you are consuming.
The two protein powders I currently use and recommend are:
  • PurePaleo Protein by Designs for Health (available in chocolate & vanilla flavour)
  • Collagen Peptides by Vital Proteins (unflavoured). Learn more here.
I have also sourced out a vegan/vegetarian option for those who require it:
  • PurePea by Designs for Health (available in vanilla flavour)

Purchase your protein powder  here.

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