The Best Protein Powder For Cycling Recovery
Drink Wholesome makes the best protein powder for cycling recovery.
In the world of cycling, carbohydrates get all the attention, and rightfully so. Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel on longer rides, and you should not leave the house without them. That said, with all the buzz around carbohydrates, some cyclists overlook the importance of protein in the diet. Protein is the driving force behind muscle recovery, and without it you cannot reap the benefits of your hard work. So if you want to get back in the saddle with fresh legs, you need to pay close attention to the amount of protein you consume. This is why we are weighing in on the best protein powder for cycling recovery.
Nutritionists recommend consuming anywhere from 1.2-2.2 g of protein per kg of body weight, per day. They also recommend consuming about 20 g of protein immediately after training. A balanced diet, even a plant-based one, can meet these protein needs. For example, there are 19 g of protein in 100 g of chickpeas, and 18 g in three eggs. Sometimes, however, cooking a meal is not an option. Imagine, for instance, that you are rushing from a morning ride to the office, and do not have time to hit the kitchen. In this case, protein powder, which is incredibly convenient, can be the best way to increase your protein intake. A protein shake can be prepared in a matter of seconds, and requires little to no cleanup.
If you have ever looked into buying protein powder, you will know that there is an astounding number of options. This can be overwhelming, so let us help. Although most protein powders will get you the protein that you need, not all protein powders are good for you. This is to say that the type of protein powder you consume is not particularly important, but the ingredients in that protein powder are.
Most protein powders are full of additives. Just take a look at an ingredient label. I bet you cannot pronounce half of the ingredients listed. Ingredients like these are added to protein powders as emulsifiers, preservatives, and thickeners. They contribute little to nothing to the nutritional profile of the product, and have no place in a cyclists’s diet. In fact, many of them are linked to a host of health problems from stomach pain to chronic disease! If you are looking to get the most out of your training, do not fuel your body with highly processed junk. The best protein for cycling recovery is made with real foods, and nothing else. Remember that health, wellness, and performance are informed both by what we eat, and what we do not.
While there is no such thing as “protein powder for cyclists,” there is certainly a best protein powder for cycling recovery, and we make it. This is because Drink Wholesome makes its protein powder with real foods. We use ingredients you can pronounce, like chickpeas, egg whites, and coconut, and nothing else. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk. Plus, unlike most protein powders designed for bodybuilders, Drink Wholesome’s recipes are formulated with endurance athletes in mind. Our balanced nutrition profile will help you recover after long, hard workouts. Skeptical? Order samples to see 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.