When it comes to picking out the right protein shake for you, there are plenty of options.
So many, in fact, that it can be something of a head-scratcher to make a decision. Two of the most common choices you’ll encounter are plant-based shakes and whey-based shakes. But which one of these is right for you and your body? Well, in our humble opinion, plant-based shakes will win hands-down every single time. Want to know why? Here are just four of the very best reasons.
4. Naturally lactose-free
Lactose intolerance is one of the most common conditions in the world. Its symptoms can be wide-ranging, encompassing everything from headaches to digestive problems. Wheyprotein is usually derived from the cheese-making process, taken from the liquid left behind after the curdling process is complete. It’s easy to see why it’s such a no-no for lactose-intolerant people or even those suffering from a full milk allergy. Plant-based protein shakes won’t cause digestive problems and are tolerated by almost everybody, so they’re the clear choice.
3. Plant protein is super-nutritious
Whilst whey protein has its benefits and nutrients, plant protein wins again on this front. Due to the naturally occurring antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals found in plant protein, all of that goodness goes directly into your shake. Even better, plant protein offers the same or improved levels of essential amino acids – necessary to get the full benefit from these shakes. And don’t forget: all of this nutrition comes without the risk of allergic symptoms.
2. Consumption of plant protein is risk-free
One of the reasons that we choose to drink protein shakes in the first place is to boost the body’s natural defences. It seems to make little sense then that whey-based protein shakes have been shown to increase acid levels in the body and affect the pH balance in the bloodstream. Of course, at normal consumption levels this would not affect an average consumer of protein shakes – but why take the risk? Plant-based protein shakes present no risk to you, even at high consumption levels.
1. Less bloating, more feeling great
You may already know this, but the number one complaint with whey-based protein shakes is bloating. This is caused by the dairy elements present in the ingredients, as well as that dastardly whey protein itself. We’ve all experienced dairy bloating at some time or another: you feel sluggish, lethargic and generally fed up. Well, guess what? Plant-based protein shakes will never cause bloating because of their all-natural ingredients. In fact, a plant-based protein shake will do the opposite, keeping you feeling great for longer even after a tough workout.
So there you have it: four excellent reasons why you should switch whey for plant shakes next time you’re restocking. If you haven’t experienced the full spectrum of benefits that plant-based protein shakes offer, what are you waiting for? Check out our wide range of plant-protein shakes for a world of choice, great taste and real nutrition.