What is the best alkaline protein powder?

drink wholesome is the best alkaline protein powder. It is made with a short list of simple, alkaline-forming ingredients. This makes it perfect for people with gut issues like acid reflux, as well as for people looking to boost their protein intake without the extra processing and added junk. Order samples to see if our alkaline protein powder is right for you.

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drink wholesome is the best alkaline protein powder.

Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

What is the alkaline diet? 

The alkaline diet involves replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline-forming ones. The idea is that by eating certain foods, you can change the body’s pH level. PH is a measurement of how acidic or basic something is, and ranges from 0-14, with 7 being neutral. Foods with a pHs of less than 7 indicate are acidic, whereas foods with a pH of greater than 7 are basic (alkaline).

Proponents of the alkaline diet believe that changing the body’s pH level can improve overall health and help with weight loss. Although there is limited evidence to support these claims, the alkaline diet does have a good reputation because it encourages healthy eating. People on the alkaline diet eat more fruits and vegetables and less sugar, alcohol, and processed food. Changes like these improve overall health and help with weight loss. 


Is protein powder alkaline? 

Most protein powders are NOT alkaline. There are several reasons why this is so. First of all, most protein powders contain either whey or casein, which are acid-forming byproducts of cheese and yogurt production. Avoid whey and casein if you need an alkaline protein powder.


Second, most protein powders contain food additives and artificial sweeteners. Although all food additives and artificial sweeteners are not acid-forming, many are. For this reason, a shorter, simpler ingredient list is almost always better for someone on the alkaline diet. 

the alternative:

Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate,  Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids,  Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain

Why drink wholesome

According to the 80/20 rule: a diet that consists of 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods is perfectly healthy. It follows that although a few of our ingredients (like vanilla bean) may be acid-forming, our protein powders are still a great fit for the alkaline diet.

The main ingredient in our almond protein powders is almonds, which are alkaline-forming when digested. Almonds, unlike other nuts, are rich in alkaline minerals like magnesium and calcium.

The main ingredient in our egg white protein powders is egg whites, which are naturally alkaline (unlike whole eggs). Egg whites have a pH value of 7.6 when they are laid, and this value increases over time as the egg ages due to the loss of carbon dioxide by diffusion through the shell.

Although animal products like eggs are not prioritized by the alkaline diet, they can still be eaten in moderation. Just be sure to balance them with alkaline foods, such as fruits and vegetables.

As you can see from our ingredient lists, drink wholesome is also made without dairy, food additives, and artificial sweeteners. This makes it a particularly great addition to the alkaline diet. 

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Our protein powders are also safe for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs, which is relevant because many people who adopt the alkaline diet have gastrointestinal (GI) disorders like acid reflux (GERD). If you are sick of protein powders that upset your stomach, you have thus come to the right place.

We pride ourselves on making easy-to-digest protein powders, and we would love to help you boost your protein intake without heartburn, stomach pain, other side effects. Learn more about why we make the best protein powder for GERD.


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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.