The Best Protein Powder For Beginners

The Best Protein Powder For Beginners

Drink Wholesome is the best protein powder for beginners. 

First of all, I am not here to convince you that you need to start using protein powder. If you are reading this, I assume that you have already decided to use protein powder. That was your decision, based on your specific nutrition goals. Instead, I am here to help you choose the best protein powder for you. Given the variety of options out there, this can be a daunting task. Fortunately, as someone who knows the ins and outs of the protein supplement industry, I can help you cut through the noise. So, what is the best protein powder for beginners? 

Before moving on, you need to understand what protein powder is, what it is not. Protein powder is just food. Do not let anyone convince you otherwise. The protein in a protein supplement is not molecularly different from the protein in eggs, chickpeas, etc. It is by no means a superior source of protein, and cannot, from a nutritional standpoint, offer you anything that a home cooked meal cannot. That said, protein powder does have its advantages. First and foremost, it is convenient. Boosting your protein intake with a scoop of protein powder is easy. A protein shake can be made in minutes, and, if you have a shaker bottle, can be made almost anywhere. For many people, this is a key factor in their decision to start using protein powder. Protein powder also has a high amount of protein per serving when compared to most foods. This allows someone like a vegan or vegetarian to reach their daily protein goals relatively quickly. Finally, protein powder is a great way to boost the protein content of your smoothie or baking. Thanks to protein powder, I can have a smoothie for breakfast, and feel full until lunch. It is worth mentioning that some people, myself included, just like protein shakes. For me, drinking a protein shake is something that I actually look forward to. 

As you can see, protein powder is nothing special. It is just another way to boost your daily protein intake. You should therefore ignore the marketing that tells you protein powder is a shortcut to improved health or fitness. Do not work about the absorption rate or amino acid profile of your protein powder, or whether you should buy a concentrate, hydrolysate, or isolate. For most people, this is nothing more than a gimmick. If you have a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced diet, it does not matter what type of protein powder you use. What does matter, however, are the ingredients in your protein powder. 

If you read ingredient labels, you will notice that most protein powders are full of food additives. None of these ingredients are real foods, and they add little to no nutritional value to your diet. In case you were wondering, real foods are single ingredient, minimally processed, and nutritious. They are as close to nature as food can get, and you should eat them. Remember that protein powder is just food. For this reason, the best protein powder for beginners is made with real foods. If you cannot pronounce it, or find it in your kitchen, it is probably not real food, so the next time you buy protein powder, read the ingredient label! Here at Drink Wholesome, we make this easy for you. We list real food ingredients in a big, bold font right on the front of the package. That way you know exactly what you are putting into your body. I should add that Drink Wholesome is also by far the best tasting protein powder I have tried, and that you can order samples here on our website to try it for yourself. 


You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small, local company from New Hampshire. Drink Wholesome has taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder. We use 100% real food ingredients. Research suggests that these ingredients are better for you than the highly processed additives and protein isolates found in most protein powders. They are also far better tasting as they contain the complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and other nutrients that make food taste good. Order samples to see for yourself.

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