Vegan Protein Powder

Vegan Protein Powder

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 […]

Pea protein, like other plant-based protein powders, is largely under-appreciated. In truth, pea protein is not only an excellent source of protein, it also offers all sorts of other benefits. It is, after all, taken from peas. Which are vegetables. And vegetables are good for you. Although we tend to only pay attention to the body-composition benefits of proteins, these supplements often contain tons of different compounds that can help us […]

For the most part, whey and casein tend to dominate the protein powder scene. But, for some people, these milk-derived powders might be off limits. Vegans and some vegetarians, for example would pass on them. Or, individuals who deal with lactose intolerance, allergies, or other food sensitivities may also find themselves looking elsewhere for a convenient source of protein. Thankfully, there are many plant-based options out there. Over the past few […]

Whether you deal with lactose intolerance or choose to avoid milk for some other reason, finding a suitable protein powder can be a tricky business. After all, whey and casein – the two most common options – are both derived from milk. Fortunately, there are many options out there that do not find their roots in the white stuff. But this creates another set of problems. How do you know which […]

It’s only natural, when selecting a plant-based protein powder that you want to make sure you’re getting the absolute best. So, it’s understandable that you’d have some questions about where the protein came from, the conditions under which it was grown and the way it was processed. With both plant-based and animal-based proteins, one of the most common concerns has to do with something called denaturing. What does that mean? And are plant-based […]

For all the vegan athletes out there, getting adequate protein can be tricky business. Or, at least, it often seems that way at first. The truth, however, is that many plants pack plenty of protein and vegan protein powders – which have isolated this vital macronutrient – can be a powerful tool in your nutritional arsenal. Better yet, you have options. So, what are some of the types of vegan protein […]

Rice, particularly brown rice, tends to be seen as a type of benign food. In fact, many people assume that brown rice is a safe, healthy option – largely because of its high fiber and protein content. And the same is true for brown rice protein powders. The truth, unfortunately, is that there is one dangerous ingredient that is commonly in brown rice, and protein supplements made from it. What is […]

When following a new diet, it can be challenging to know what foods do and do not fall within the confines of that eating pattern. This can be especially difficult in the case of a highly restrictive diet like the raw food diet. As the name suggests, the raw food diet requires you to eat only raw food. Although, technically, most advocates say that the food simply cannot be heated to […]

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 […]

Rice, as a whole, tends to get some pretty bad press. So, when you start seeing organic brown rice protein powder, it can be a little confusing. How exactly is this stuff good for you? Well, let’s set the powder aside and just talk about rice nutrition. By debunking a few of myths surrounding the source grain itself, you may be better able to appreciate the protein powder derived from it. […]