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Wellbeing

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Protein Powder

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Protein is important in maintaining total wellbeing. It helps to support pregnancy, a strong immune system, enhanced sports performance, sports recovery as well as sustained weight loss.

I’ve been in the fitness and health industry since my early 20s and have tried many kinds of protein on the market. Some made me gain weight and made me feel bloated and constipated me for days.

My personal need for a convenient protein powder that supported my digestive system is ultimately what led me to design my own. I wanted one that was clean, natural, and free from any nasties.

THE POWER OF PROTEIN

If you have made body shaping and weight loss goals for the New Year, studies show that protein is a must to help support weight loss and reduce unhealthy cravings!  For those of you who are vegetarian or vegan and don't include enough protein in their diet, having a protein shake can help you reach your protein requirements for optimum health + wellbeing.

MATCH YOUR PROTEIN TO YOUR GOAL

WEIGHT LOSS

The best way to use protein for weight loss, is to include them in meal replacement smoothies. Start the day with a Body Shaping Shake for breakfast as a complete meal replacement.

You can also vary between my Pure Native WPI or Organic Pea protein, then add frozen blueberries, Organic Superfood, almond milk or water and some ice. 

When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation can help to keep total food volume down but still provide support directly to the muscles, liver and immune system, which are critical to optimising body composition. 

For weight loss, it is recommended you get between 80 – 120 g of protein per day to aid satiety and repair.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

For sports performance and recovery, I love to shake Healthy Chef Protein with  water and drink it immediately after my workout. Two shakes per day are ideal and will help your body and muscles recover quickly.

The best time to consume protein is immediately after exercise. This is when blood flow to the exercised muscles is high and the muscle is especially receptive to nutrients. Before exercising, protein shakes can curb appetite and keep blood sugars stable to get you through your workout. 
 

The best time to consume protein is immediately after exercise. This is when blood flow to the exercised muscles is high and the muscle is especially receptive to nutrients.

 

HEALTH + WELLBEING

Protein has a stabilising effect on blood sugar. High stress levels can lead to hypoglycaemia or other blood sugar imbalances. Increasing protein intake can boost energy levels, reduce jitteriness, agitation and mood swings, improve sleep, and sharpen brain function.

Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI, also contains high levels of immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, which play a key role in supporting the immune system and helping the body cope in times of stress. WPI is also a glutathione precursor, due to its high concentrations of Cysteine. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that fights oxidative stress and boosts immune function.

THE HEALTHY CHEF DIFFERENCE

PURE NATIVE WPI

Healthy Chef Pure Native whey protein comes directly from cold-filtered, grass-fed, raw biodynamic milk. It also has no fat, no lactose and is low in calories, containing a higher concentration of protein compared to other sources. Healthy Chef Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) also has added lactase, a digestive enzyme making the lactose content negligible, so it’s easier absorbed and utilised by the body. 

Pure Native WPI also contains no casein or milk solids, making it a perfect choice for those with sensitive digestive systems and even lactose intolerance.

PEA PROTEIN POWDER

Healthy Chef Organic Pea Protein is the perfect plant-based, pea protein for the whole family. Gentle on the digestive system, our low FODMAP, gluten-free, and low carbohydrate formula supports muscle recovery, immune health, weight management, and sports performance. 

This is why I recommend Organic Pea Protein – it has a high amino acid profile without additives or artificial ingredients which is great for those looking for vegan protein sources closest to the whole food source as well as detox diet plans.

BODY SHAPING PROTEIN

Body Shaping Protein is a delicious plant-based, low carb, high protein meal replacement combined with essential nutrients and botanicals to help support weight management + wellbeing.
 
Body Shaping Body Shaping Protein has 23g of organic plant-protein to keep you satisfied and support lean toned muscle. It also has essential vitamins, probiotics and chromium to support metabolism and blood sugar.

Body Shaping Protein is a delicious meal on-the-go. Just shake with your choice of water and plant-based milk and get ready to
start the day.

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