What is the best low cholesterol protein powder?

drink wholesome is the best low cholesterol protein powder. In fact, is is cholesterol-free! Order samples to see if our cholesterol-free protein powder is right for you. 

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drink wholesome is the best low cholesterol protein powder.

What is cholesterol? 

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by your liver. It is a building block of your cell membranes, and helps your body create bile, hormones, and vitamin D. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, which is why it is recommended that you eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible. Animal-based foods like meat, poultry, and dairy all contain dietary cholesterol.

Why limit your cholesterol intake? 

High levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. Basically, cholesterol builds up in your blood vessels, so much so that it becomes difficult for blood to flow through your arteries. Also, sometimes, those buildups break-free and form clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, regular exercise and a healthy diet help reduce the amount of cholesterol in your blood. 


What is the best low cholesterol protein powder?

We make the best low cholesterol protein powders with either egg whites or almonds as the main source of protein. This may sound confusing since eggs are naturally high in dietary cholesterol, but it makes perfect sense when you learn that of the 180-190 mg of cholesterol in a large egg, nearly all of it is in the yolk. Egg whites are virtually cholesterol free, containing only 1% of the egg’s fat. They also contain 57% of the egg’s protein, which is why most egg protein powders are made with egg whites.

Not only are our protein powders low in cholesterol, but our vegan protein powders can also help lower cholesterol. A recent study found that eating almonds results in significant reductions in total cholesterol, LDL-C, and triglycerides levels. This makes drink wholesome a great choice for someone looking to limit their cholesterol intake and even reduce their blood cholesterol levels. 

You may have noticed that many of our protein powders contain coconut, which is high in saturated fat. Saturated fat can raise LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. There is no need to worry about coconut, however, because it contains medium chain saturated fats, which are different from the long-chain saturated fats in animal products. Medium-chain saturated fats elicit different metabolic responses than long-chain saturated fats, and the saturated fats in coconut can actually help raise HDL or “good” cholesterol levels, which may lower overall heart disease risk.

To be fair, there are many low cholesterol protein powder options, and any of them can help you boost your protein intake. Not all low cholesterol protein powders are good for you, however. Cholesterol aside, most protein powders contain emulsifiers, thickeners, sugar substitutes, and flavorings. Ingredients like these can cause painful side effects and long-term gut health problems. Keep reading to learn more. 


Why drink wholesome

drink wholesome is additive-free.

One of the reasons why we make the best low cholesterol protein powder is that we do not use any food additives whatsoever. This includes gums, lecithin, flavorings, and artificial sweeteners. Even in small amounts, added ingredients like these can cause gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, especially for those with a sensitive stomach.

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

Simply put, food additives do not resemble real food, making them tough to digest. This means they linger in your gut longer, feeding your gut bacteria. As gut bacteria munch away, they produce gas, resulting in bloating, flatulence, and stomach pain. Excess intestinal gas can also slow down the passage of food through your colon, leading to constipation.

Sometimes, partially digested additives can make your colon absorb too much water. This causes osmotic diarrhea, and could be the reason why protein shakes send you rushing to the restroom.

Over time, consuming certain food additives regularly can disturb regulatory pathways in your intestines. This can cause the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other widespread inflammatory conditions. Some additives, like artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols, can also disrupt your gut microbiome. When your gut bacteria are out of whack, it can cause widespread inflammation in your body and even the development and worsening of many chronic diseases.

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

drink wholesome is dairy-free.

Another reason why we make the best cholesterol-free protein powder is that we do not use dairy-based proteins like whey and casein. Whey and casein contain lactose (the sugar in dairy), which is notorious for causing painful side effects. This is because most adults suffer from some degree of lactose intolerance, meaning they lack the enzymes needed to digest lactose.

drink wholesome is made with real foods.

A final reason why we make the best low cholesterol protein powder is that we do not use protein concentrates or isolates. Nearly all other protein powders are made from one or both of these protein sources.

Concentrates and isolates are basically foods that have been stripped down to just the protein. They go through intense mechanical and chemical processing, sometimes involving solvents like hexane. So, what you eat does not look like real food at all.

Your gut is meant to handle minimally-processed or whole foods, not protein concentrates or isolates. This is why research is discovering that eating lots of refined ingredients like protein concentrates and isolates can alter the composition of your gut microbiome. Once again, this is absolutely not something you want to have to deal with.

Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we make the best no cholesterol protein powder using egg whites and almonds. The processing is minimal: the egg whites are pasteurized and dried, and the almonds are roasted, pressed to remove some oil, and ground. These simple ingredients are a gut-friendly alternative to protein concentrates and isolates.

Unlike protein isolates and concentrates, egg whites and almonds contain enzymes  that assist in their breakdown. Furthermore, egg whites are low in fiber, low in FODMAPs (which can be difficult to digest), alkaline (maintaining a healthy gut pH), and bioactive (supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria). In fact, our satisfied customers have reported fewer digestive problems with our egg white protein powder compared to all other protein supplements.

For those who cannot consume eggs, our vegan almond protein powder is an excellent plant-based low cholesterol protein powder. Almonds are prebiotic, meaning they enhance the diversity of your gut microbiome. They also promote regular and healthy bowel movements.

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