What is the best protein powder for gastritis?


If you are looking for the best protein powder for gastritis, you have come to the right place. Learn how to supplement your dietary protein intake without upsetting your stomach.

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This article was written by Jack Schrupp.

Protein powder and gastritis

What is gastritis? 


Gastritis, to put it simply, is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It has many causes and common symptoms include nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. For most people, gastritis is not serious and improves quickly with treatment. Left untreated, however, gastritis can cause stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding. In some rare cases, chronic gastritis can lead to stomach cancer. 

Diet is one of the best ways of managing gastritis. Many people with gastritis find that eliminating certain foods from their diet improves their symptoms. This is particularly true for people with food allergies.

If you find that a certain food or food group makes your symptoms worse, avoiding this food will make you feel better. That said, there is no one gastritis diet because the foods that cause symptoms for one person may not cause them for someone else. Finding what foods work for you is therefore a delicate process of trial and error.

Can protein powder cause gastritis?


There is no evidence that protein powder causes gastritis. That said, some protein powders can cause your symptoms to flare up. If this is something you have experienced, do the following: 1) eliminate the protein powder from your diet for a few days to see if your symptoms subside 2) keep reading to learn why protein powders can aggravate gastritis symptoms.

Is protein powder good for gastritis?


Gastritis can affect your ability to absorb nutrients from food, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. To counteract this, it is important to be mindful of your nutrient intake.

One of the most important nutrients to prioritize is protein. When the gut is damaged due to inflammatory conditions like gastritis, adequate protein intake, 0.54 to 0.68 grams per pound of bodyweight per day, is needed to support the healing process. This is a lot more protein that the 0.36 grams per pound of bodyweight per day recommended for healthy adults.

Eating all that extra protein can be challenging for some individuals. On the one hand, certain high protein foods are restricted for people with gastritis. On the other hand, loss of appetite is common with gastritis, making it difficult to eat enough, period. This is where protein powder can help.

Incorporating a protein powder into your diet is an easy way to increase your protein intake and ensure you meet your daily requirements. Not all protein powders are created equal, however.

What is the best protein powder for gastritis?


Many, if not most, protein powders are made with ingredients that can cause painful side effects and long term health problems for someone with gastritis. Among these ingredients are food additives, dairy-based proteins, and protein concentrates and isolates. 

Avoid food additives

Regularly eating emulsifiers, thickeners, sugar substitutes, and other additives can not only upset your stomach, but also alter the composition of your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your gut. This can lead to gut dysbiosis, which is a leading driver of inflammation, and associated with the development of gastritis. Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:

acacia fiber, acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, ascorbic acid, aspartame, calcium carbonate, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dicalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, ‘natural’ flavors, rice bran extract, rice dextrin, rice hulls, rosemary extract, silica, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, soluble corn fiber, soy lecithin, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, tocopherols, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, xylitol, zinc oxide

Avoid dairy-based proteins

Dairy-based proteins like whey and casein, although not an issue for everyone, can cause side effects like bloating and diarrhea. This is in part because they contain lactose, a sugar most adults cannot fully digest.

Avoid protein concentrates and isolates

Most protein powders are made from protein concentrates and isolates, which have been mechanically and or chemically stripped of everything but the protein, including the enzymes, fiber, and other natural digestive aids that help you break them down. As a result, they can cause digestive issues and possibly even disruptions to the gut microbiome

Finding a protein powder free from food additives, dairy-based proteins, and protein concentrates and isolates is hard. In fact, 99% of protein supplements contain one or more of these problematic ingredients. This is why we created drink wholesome. Keep reading to learn more about why we make the best protein powder for gastritis.

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drink wholesome is the best protein powder for gastritis


We make the best protein powder for gastritis because we use a short list of simple ingredients free from food additives, dairy-based proteins, and protein concentrates and isolates.

Our ingredients

egg whites

egg whites

coconut

coconut

vanilla

vanilla

monk fruit

monk fruit

NOT our ingredients

  • acacia gum

  • acesulfame potassium

  • artificial flavors

  • carrageenan

  • erythritol

  • guar gum

  • inulin

  • maltodextrin

  • 'natural' flavors

  • silica

  • soy lecithin

  • sucralose

  • xanthan gum

  • xylitol

Note that instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we use whole food protein sources like collagen, egg whites, and almonds, which are easier to digest and absorb. Whole food protein sources also have unique digestive benefits: collagen can reduce bloating and improve digestive symptoms, egg whites can help restore your mucosal intestinal barrier, and almonds can improve the composition of your gut microbiome.

It follows that our customers experience fewer digestive issues with our gastritis protein powder than with any other type of protein supplement. Order samples to see for yourself. 

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Frequently asked questions

Collagen vs egg white vs almond protein powder?

You may have noticed that we make three types of protein powder: collagen protein powderegg white protein powder, and vegan almond protein powder. As long as you are eating a balanced diet, any type of protein powder can help you boost your protein intake. Just pick the type that best suits your dietary needs and personal preferences.

Protein powder vs meal replacement powder?

You may have noticed that we make protein powders and meal replacement powders. The difference between protein powders and meal replacement powders is the nutrition content. Protein powders are high in protein and low in everything else, whereas meal replacement powders contain fats, carbs, and protein because they are intended to replace the nutritional value of a healthy meal.

Learn more

My name is Jack and I created drink wholesome because I was sick of protein powders that upset my stomach. Read my story, check out my short list of simple ingredients, and browse reviews from other customers to learn more.

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Protein Rice Krispies Treats

PREP TIME

15 min

COOK TIME

0 min

SERVES

2+

Ingredients
Instructions

In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Remove the pot from the heat, and incorporate the protein powder. Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until combined. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13 inch greased pan. Let your Protein Rice Krispie Treats sit for 30 minutes before eating.

Disclaimer

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. drink wholesome is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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