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What Protein Should I Buy?

What Protein Should I Buy?

When it comes to whey protein, you have three main choices: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate. Although they all begin life the same way, each of these options is processed in different ways and, therefore, offers a slightly different end-product. In this post, however, we’re going to focus specifically on whey protein isolate. What, exactly, is it? How does it differ from the other whey offerings? […]

You would think that whey protein would be a pretty easy to understand topic, right? I mean, how complicated can whey really be? As it turns out, though, there are several different types of whey available to you. What’s the difference? Which type is best? Whey Concentrate Here we have the most basic of the whey protein types, concentrate. To understand it, we first need to take a look at how […]

The holidays are a notoriously difficult time when it comes to weight loss and fitness in general. Not only do the typical festivities include lots of carb-rich foods and alcohol, but you’ve likely been extremely busy – making it nearly impossible for you to keep up with any healthy routine you may have had in the preceding months. But New Year’s Day has come and gone, marking the end of that […]

Plant-based protein powders can come from tons of sources. A quick search online will show soy, hemp, cranberry, pumpkin seed, artichoke, alfalfa, and countless other types of plants used for their protein. Perhaps one of the most surprising, however, is brown rice. When used as a food item in the typical way, brown rice is generally seen as a source of starch and fiber – it’s rarely hailed for its protein […]

Just like men, women can experience some fantastic benefits from taking protein powder. But – also just like men – women need to choose their protein powder wisely to be sure that their getting the best product for their money. So… what does that mean? What exactly is the best protein powder for women? Grass-fed and Organic – It might not seem like a big deal, but the diet and living […]

In the world of protein powders, there are tons of options. Surprisingly, things get even more complicated when you start looking specifically at vegan protein powders. As it turns out, many plants are good sources of quality proteins so, with all the choices out there, you’re faced with a tough question: Which is the best vegan protein powder for you? Allergies and Side Effects Several plants that are commonly used for […]

For some reason, Americans are only just starting to get comfortable with goat’s milk and its products. Cows rule the dairy landscape here. Increasingly, however, goat’s milk, cheese and even whey are becoming common. Seeing that, you might wonder: What’s the difference? How does goat whey protein compare to the traditional cow whey protein? The Similarities First, let’s start with what makes them similar products. Of course, the process that creates […]

Let’s just start with this: All whey protein powders are not created equal. Manufacturers generally start with low-quality whey, which is then over-processed and finally filled with a host of harmful or unnecessary additives – stuffing the tub with something that only barely resembles the original ingredient. So, when you’re selecting a whey protein powder, what should you look for? Grass-fed – The majority of dairy cows in the United States […]

Among the many protein sources on the market, the two best-known are the milk proteins, whey and casein. Although, whey tends to get most of the attention, casein is as equally useful and important when it comes to reaching your health and fitness goals. But what exactly is casein? Should you be using it? Starting With Milk As mentioned, both whey and casein are milk proteins, existing in about a 20/80 […]

We get a lot of questions here at Naked Nutrition about what the best protein powders are for children, when children should start taking protein powders, and how much protein powder is best for each age range. First, you should always consult with your child’s physician before starting any kind protein supplementation, but chances are you may have already been supplementing with protein powders without even knowing it. Protein is one […]