What is the best protein powder for cancer patients?
Drink Wholesome is the best protein powder for cancer patients. It’s made by hand in the USA with 100% real foods – no chalky protein isolates, no added junk, just real foods.
When you are undergoing cancer treatments, your protein needs are higher. This is often because one of the side effects of treatment is reduced appetite. Reduced appetite can cause weight and strength loss and as your body starts to break down muscle for energy. Eating enough protein can stop or slow this process. It can also help your body fight infections, heal wounds, and recover from your cancer treatment.
The amount of protein you need to eat depends upon your body weight, but most people will need between 1 and 2 grams of protein, per kilogram of body weight, per day. Although many cancer patients can meet their protein goals with normal food, some cannot due to reduced appetite, difficulty swallowing, etc. Protein powder is a great option for these people. That said, not all protein powders are good for you.
Unfortunately, most protein powders are loaded with highly processed food additives that add little to no nutritional value to your diet. Many of them are also known to cause nasty side effects, so you should think twice before eating them.
If you take a look at a given protein powder ingredient label, chances are high that you will find a cocktail of artificial sweeteners, artificial and “natural” flavors, colors, preservatives, anti-caking and gelling agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners. These are the ingredients to avoid, especially if you have an underlying health condition. For those of you who struggle to make sense of ingredient lists, remember the following rule of thumb: if you cannot pronounce it, or find it in your kitchen, it is a food additive.
Finding an additive free protein powder is hard enough. Finding an additive free protein powder that actually tastes good is next to impossible. This is because most protein powders are made with protein isolates, which are stripped of everything but the protein. Unlike real foods, protein isolates are missing the healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients that make food taste good. They are listed on the ingredients list as “whey protein,” “pea protein,” and “soy protein,” as opposed to “milk,” “peas,” and “soybeans.” If you want a protein powder that ACTUALLY tastes good, reach for one made with real foods.
It is worth mentioning that your protein powder SHOULD taste good. This is because protein powder is just food, and because food that does not taste good is unlikely to be part of a sustainable diet. As a cancer patient, you need a diet that is going to support you for months, even years after your treatment is over. If you find yourself choking down your protein shake, it is time to switch to something that tastes better.
As far as we know, there is only one protein powder made with 100% real foods that actually tastes good, and that protein powder is Drink Wholesome. It is therefore no surprise that more and more cancer patients are making it part of the diet! Order samples to see if Drink Wholesome is right for you.
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.