The popularity of protein supplementation has become more and more apparent in the world we live in and it is not uncommon to see your favorite celebrity putting their name and face to a fitness supplement brand. Protein powders come in various forms with whey, soy, and casein being the most common form. So how do you choose a protein powder that is right for you? Do you pick up the bottle with the most cutting-edge label design? Well, we are here to tell you what makes a bad protein powder.
Some protein powder labels read like the stock list of a chemistry lab and you need to be savvy when it comes to choosing the right one for you. You may find a protein supplement that tastes amazing, but you need to be cautious that you are not consuming a shake that is full of artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners, like corn syrup solids, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium are addictive. These addictive sugars send signals to the brain, which inevitably causes an urge to keep eating or drinking without an off switch. Some studies have shown that these deceptively sweet artificial sweeteners trick your metabolism into thinking sugar is on is way, spiking your insulin levels and shifting the body from a fat burning to a fat storing state. The mind-blowing thing about these protein supplements is that they are low in calories, so be sure to check the nutrition panel on the back!
You also need to be wary of hydrogenated oils (trans fats). In short, some whey proteins have been heated and hydrogenated at high temperatures to extend shelf life. This method can reduce blood flow, which can impact everything from the brain to the heart. Cheaper proteins can also be an issue. Good protein powders are expensive because they contain high quality protein, so it is more than likely that cheaper protein powders are low in quality and contain less protein and far more carbohydrates.
Here at SkinnyCo, we have created a high-quality protein powder that is suitable for all. With 25 essential vitamins and minerals per serving, a perfect blend of protein, fiber, and superfoods, our protein powder contains the most nutritious of ingredients. Skinny Shake® powder is the perfect way to kick start or maintain your nutritional goals. Each of our ingredients yields its own special health and wellness benefit and, when combined, make up the ultimate daily energy booster. The Skinny Shake® formula is also low in sugar and does not contain hydrogenated oils, so you are safe using this delicious SkinnyCo product.
Will you be a little savvier when it comes to buying protein? Let us know in the comments.