In continuation from last week, let’s talk about how to get the most out of your protein powders.
Protein powders are often formulated from several organic sources. Besides avoiding chemical residues, evidence suggests that food grown organically is more nutritious. The Organic Consumer Association says, “Studies show that organic foods contain more vitamins, cancer-fighting antioxidants and important trace minerals.” In addition, the same phytonutrients that give organic plants their superior nutrition also help foster a deeper, richer flavor.
The OCA also says consumers are concerned about genetically modified organisms, noting that GMOs are found in “75% of all non-organic US processed foods, even in many products labeled or advertised as ‘natural.’” That concern extends to protein powders made from engineered yeast. Technically passing muster as “organic,” such yeast-based powders provide little, if any, antioxidant value.
Other formulations use a blend of high-quality plant proteins, such as those taken from quinoa, chia, peas, hemp and sprouted brown rice. Protein from these sources is the subject of intense research interest. For example, men in a resistance-training program who took supplemental pea protein showed greater gains in muscle mass (Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2015).
Are you working to rebuild your body in the gym? Organic plant-based protein powders can help you get where you want to go.
Remember this article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive health care provider. We always pray for your prosperity and health, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna.
This week’s article is courtesy of Energy Times January 2016.