What is the best protein powder for teenage athlete?
Drink Wholesome is the best protein powder for teenage athlete. It’s made by hand in the USA with 100% real foods – no chalky protein isolates, no added junk, just real foods.
Teenagers, especially teenage athletes, need protein, lots of protein. Most of this protein should come from normal food. That said, sometimes eating a meal is not possible or practical. In this case, protein powder can be a great option. Before you start adding protein supplements to your cart, however, you should take the time to read a few ingredient labels.
Unfortunately, most protein powders are full of added junk. Chances are high that a given protein powder will contain one or more of the following: artificial sweeteners, artificial and “natural” flavors, colors, preservatives, anti-caking and gelling agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners. At best, ingredients like these add little to no nutritional value to your diet, and at worst they will upset your stomach.
Although food additives are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you eat a lot of processed foods, or a protein shake every day. This is why I recommend that you stay away from food additives whenever possible. As a 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. 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 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.
You want a protein powder that tastes good. This is because you are more likely to eat something if it tastes good. Foods that do not taste good are generally not part of our diets for long, which, in the case of a protein supplement, defeats the purpose. At the end of the day, protein powder is just food, and food should taste good.
There is only one protein powder made with 100% real foods that actually tastes good, and that protein powder is Drink Wholesome. By real foods, I mean single ingredient, minimally processed foods. Protein isolates, xanthan gum, and sucralose are not real foods, not even close. Egg whites and chickpeas, on the other hand, are. These are the ingredients we use in our protein powders, and we list them right on the front of the package.
Both egg whites and chickpeas have a neutral flavor with little to no aftertaste. This makes them a delicious alternative to the chalky, gritty protein powders you are probably used to. The egg whites we use are particularly delicious because they were broken, pasteurized, and dried less than twenty four hours from when they were laid. The result is a flavor without the saltiness or sulfur “eggy” notes typical of eggs. 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.