Should you use protein powders? It’s complicated.
“Is it better to get your nutrition from whole foods? Absolutely,” says Rebecca Mohning, a dietitian in the Washington area and owner of expertnutrition.net. Whole foods often include fiber, which helps regulate the digestive system, and vitamins, which help boost the immune system, and real foods generally are more balanced — they have a little bit of everything. (A cup of brown rice, for example, has fiber, protein, potassium and vitamins.)
Protein Powder Study
The Clean Label Project™ completed a study of 134 protein powder products from 52 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions.
Resources & References
- Should you use protein powders? It’s complicated. > https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/should-you-use-protein-powders-its-complicated/2017/09/29/843d9d84-9e1c-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html
- The Clean Label Project. > https://www.cleanlabelproject.org/protein-powder/
- Should You Have a Protein Shake Before or After Your Workout? > https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-shake-before-or-after-workout#pre-vs-post-workout
- The hidden dangers of protein powders. > https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-hidden-dangers-of-protein-powders