What is the best fiber protein powder?
drink wholesome is the best fiber protein powder. It made with whole almonds, which are a good source of healthy fats, complete protein, and fiber. Order samples to see if our protein powder with fiber is right for you.
Protein powder with fiber
What is fiber?
Dietary fiber, also known as roughage, is the indigestible part of plants. Unlike other nutrients, fiber is not broken down and absorbed by the body. Instead, it passes through the digestive tract relatively intact.
There are two types of dietary fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, forming a gel-like substance that slows down the passage of food. Insoluble fiber, as the name suggests, does not dissolve in water. It speeds digestion by adding bulk to the stool.
Most plants contain both types of fiber, but usually more of one than of the other.
Why eat fiber?
A high fiber diet normalizes bowel movements and helps maintain bowel health. It has several other health benefits, including weight loss and a lower risk for several chronic diseases. Individuals with high intakes of dietary fiber appear to be at significantly lower risk for developing heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal (GI) diseases.
How much fiber do you need?
The recommended daily intake for fiber is 25 grams. High fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.
According to consumer surveys, most Americans are aware of the benefits of fiber and believe that they consume enough of it. Research suggests that only 7% of the adult population meets recommendations, however, which means you are likely not eating enough fiber.
Fortunately, adding high fiber foods to your diet is easy. Just keep in mind that eating too much fiber can cause uncomfortable GI side effects like bloating and diarrhea. As a rule of thumb, it is not recommended that you eat more than 10 grams of fiber in one sitting, especially if you are not used to eating a lot of fiber.
Are protein powders high fiber?
A food must contain 20 percent or more of the recommended daily intake to be considered “high” in fiber. Protein powders with over 5 grams of fiber per serving can therefore be labeled high fiber protein powders.
Most protein powders do not contain much (if any) fiber because they are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates, which have been stripped of everything (fats, carbs, fiber, etc.) but the protein. There are a few companies that make high fiber protein powders, but most of them artificially spike their products with fiber to increase the fiber content.
One popular brand, for example, adds guar gum to its protein powder to give it a whopping 20g of fiber per serving. Not only is this too much fiber for one meal, but it is also an utterly unnatural way to increase your fiber intake.
What is the best high fiber protein powder?
The best high fiber protein powder contains a healthy serving of fiber from whole foods. The protein powder referenced in the previous section does not qualify – 20 grams of fiber per serving is way too much, and guar gum is not a whole food.
The problem with increasing the fiber content of a protein powder using additives like gums or inulin is that they can cause painful side effects and long-term gut health problems. Guar gum, for instance, has been shown to adversely impact the composition your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your digestive tract – causing widespread inflammation.
There is at least one high fiber high protein powder, however, that uses whole food ingredients. Our vegan chocolate protein powder is made with whole almonds, and contains 8 grams of fiber. It is a natural and healthy way to boost both your fiber and protein intake. By adding one scoop to your diet, you will get all the benefits of fiber without any of the side effects or complications. Keep reading to learn more.
drink wholesome is the best fiber protein powder
drink wholesome is additive-free
One of the reasons why we make the best fiber protein powder is that we do not use any food additives whatsoever. Additives can cause painful side effects and serious complications, especially if you already have pre-existing gut issues or a sensitive stomach.
Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powders:
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
Firstly, most additives are hard to break down, which means they spend extra time in your gut, feeding your hungry gut bacteria. Gut bacteria release gas as they eat, so more time to eat means more gas.
As you might imagine, too much intestinal gas can cause bloating and stomach pain. It can also slow the movement of food through the colon, leading to constipation.
In some cases, partially digested food additives have the exact opposite effect. They draw water into your colon, which can cause osmotic diarrhea.
Regularly eating food additives can also disturb regulatory pathways in your intestines, triggering the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory conditions. As you just learned, some additives can also disrupt your gut microbiome.
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
drink wholesome is made with real foods
A final reason why we make the best high fiber protein powder is that we do not use protein concentrates or isolates. Almost every other protein supplement on the market is made from one or both of these protein sources, which undergo extensive processing.
Your gut is designed to digest minimally or unprocessed real foods, not protein concentrates or isolates. This is why research shows regularly eating ingredients like these can alter your gut microbiome. Once again, an altered gut microbiome is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, it is linked to the onset and progression of several chronic diseases.
Instead of relying on protein concentrates or isolates, we make the best protein and fiber powder with almonds. This simple protein source is a gut-friendly alternative to protein isolates and concentrates.
For starters, almonds contain enzymes that help you break them down. Protein isolates and concentrates, on the other hand, have been stripped of these natural digestive aids. Almonds are also prebiotic, meaning they improve the diversity and composition of your gut microbiome.
“First vegan protein that doesn’t make my smoothies taste like chalk! Great source of fiber too. Has definitely helped keep things moving smoothly if ya know what I mean.” – Mike
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