The Best Protein Powder For PCOS
Drink Wholesome is the best protein powder for PCOS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. It affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. If you are reading this article, you probably already know this. You probably also know that research has shown diet can help manage the symptoms of PCOS. This is primarily because women with PCOS are often found to have higher than normal insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose in your bloodstream at any given moment. If you do not produce enough insulin, your blood sugar levels can rise, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. This can also happen if you are insulin resistant, meaning that your cells are resistant to the effects of insulin. Diet plays an essential role in preventing and managing insulin resistance. It also helps with weight loss, which is likely to decrease the risk of developing insulin resistance and diabetes.
Research has shown that diet has a profound impact on PCOS. That said, there is no standard diet for PCOS. There is, however, consensus about which foods can help manage PCOS, and which foods should be avoided. Among the foods that help are proteins. Not only do proteins have a minimal effect on blood glucose levels, they also help facilitate digestion and metabolism, and play an integral role in the synthesis of hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, and insulin, which is often impaired in women with PCOS. In particular, research suggests that a diet with a higher ratio of protein to carbohydrates has metabolic advantages in the treatment of PCOS. This means that a low carb, high protein diet is worth a try if you are suffering from PCOS.
You should try to get most of your protein from normal food. That said, some diets and lifestyles make doing so challenging. This is where protein powder comes in. Protein supplements are a convenient way to boost your protein intake. They are by no means just for bodybuilders, and a scoop here or there can help anyone reach their protein goals. That said, not all protein powders are created equal. If you read ingredient labels, you will quickly notice that most protein powders are full of highly processed, added junk. Ingredients like these have no place in anyone’s diet, let alone someone suffering from PCOS. As a rule of thumb, if a protein powder has ingredients you cannot pronounce or find in your kitchen, leave it on the shelf.
The best protein powder for PCOS is made with real foods. Real foods are single ingredient foods close to nature. They are nutritious and delicious. Unlike protein isolates, real foods are not stripped of everything but the protein. They still have the healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients that make food taste good. This is important, because at the end of the day, protein powder is just food, and food should taste good. If it does not, it is unlikely to be a part of your long term diet and health goals.
Drink Wholesome makes the best protein powder for PCOS with real foods like egg whites and chickpeas. Our vanilla protein powder, for example, is made with egg whites, coconut, chickpeas, vanilla, monk fruit, and sea salt. We list these ingredients right on the front of the package so you know exactly what you are putting into your body. If you are vegan, you will be happy to know that we also have a vegan flavor. 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.