Did someone say protein powder for triathletes?
Are you looking for the best protein protein powder for triathletes? If so, you have come to the right place. We make the best protein powder for triathletes because we use real food ingredients. What are real foods? Keep reading to find out.
If you think that a triathlon consists of three events, you probably overlooked the fourth, and arguably the most important, event, nutrition. Nutrition takes place before, during, and after every session. On race day, it can make or break you. What you eat can be the difference between a new PR, and a DNF. If you have decided to supplement your diet with a protein powder, you need to make sure that it is going to work as hard as you do. Most protein powders claim to help you achieve your fitness goals, but few of them say anything about what really matters, the ingredients. On most packaging, the ingredients are tucked away in some corner, barely legibly in size six font. This is absurd, because protein powder is just food! It is not erythropoietin. It alone will not make you faster or stronger. Worry less about claims, and more about ingredients. Your body will thank you for it.
So what are real foods? Real foods are foods close to nature. Picture an almond or a banana. They contain one ingredient, and have weathered little to no processing. Most protein powders are not made with real foods. Instead, they are made with highly processed ingredients that have been stripped of nutrients. There is nothing natural about them. You cannot walk onto a farm and pick a protein isolate, nor can you catch an emulsifier with a hook. Foods like these are a far cry from the foods that athletes, or anyone, should be eating. Go on Amazon, search “protein powder,” and take a look at an ingredient label of the first search result. I bet you cannot pronounce half of the ingredients listed. Ingredients like these are not good for you, and they do not belong in protein powder. They were made in a laboratory, and they should stay there.
Now that you know what real foods are, you are probably wondering why you should be eating them? First of all, real foods are nutritious and fuel recovery. Your body is craving nutrients after a long, hard workout, so give it what it wants, not some swill from GNC. A home cooked meal should be your default, but if you are pressed for time, or plant based, protein powder is a good option. Another reason to eat real foods is that they are filling and help prevent overeating. Unlike the ingredients in most protein powder, real foods have a balanced nutrition profile – complex carbs, healthy fats, protein, etc. – and will keep you full for hours. This way you will not find yourself eating a sleeve of cookies at one in the morning. Finally, real foods are delicious and should be enjoyed. If you find yourself choking down your protein shake, you are missing out. Life is too short for chalky, gritty protein powder. Moreover, if consuming protein powder is a chore, it is not sustainable in the long term. Remember that a diet is not a six week affair, it is for life; and at the end of the day, protein powder is just food. Food should taste good.
There are very few protein powders made with real foods, and only one of them actually tastes good. That protein powder is Drink Wholesome, and it is the best protein powder for triathletes. Regardless of whether you are working toward a sprint triathlon or an Ironman, you should give Drink Wholesome a try. You can order samples here on our website.
You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Since 2020, we have taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder by only using real food ingredients – ingredients you can pronounce and find in your kitchen. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk found in almost every other protein powder. Hooray! Also, you will find that we make the best tasting protein powder. What can I say, real foods just taste better.